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Sept. 11, 2009

UI College Of Engineering announces 2009-10 student ambassadors

The University of Iowa College of Engineering Student Ambassador Program recently announced the names of 16 students who will serve as student ambassadors for the 2009-10 academic year.

Selected to participate in the program is (student name) of (hometown), a (year in school and name of major).

College administrators said that the Student Ambassador Program, currently in its 13th year, was initiated to complement the services that engineering faculty and staff offer.

P. Barry Butler, dean of the College of Engineering, said that the student ambassadors are engineering students from each department who wish to share the benefit of their experiences and provide help whenever needed. They serve as a resource for current students as well as for prospective high school and transfer students, he added.

The student ambassadors work closely with Jane Dorman, director of college admissions and first-year experience, on future student recruitment.

EDITORS: Student ambassadors are listed alphabetically by hometown, with Iowa participants listed first and those from other states following.


CEDAR RAPIDS: Ben Peiffer, Cedar Rapids, senior in electrical engineering.

IOWA CITY: Kayla Kamber, Iowa City, sophomore in industrial engineering.

LEMARS: Vijay Permeswaran, Le Mars, junior in biomedical engineering.

OTTUMWA: Matthew Anderson, Ottumwa, junior in civil engineering.
OXFORD: Tyler Stockman, Oxford, junior in biomedical engineering and


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS: Amy Althoff, Arlington Heights, senior in chemical

GURNEE: Robin Donegan, Gurnee, junior in industrial engineering.

MELROSE PARK: Maribel Treto, Melrose Park, junior in chemical engineering.

NAPERVILLE: Jaclyn Iacovelli, Naperville, senior in industrial engineering.

NORMAL: Tony Melchiorri, Normal, junior in biomedical engineering and

ROUND LAKE BEACH: Alyssa Azzano, Round Lake Beach, junior in chemical

WEST CHICAGO: Michael Wall, West Chicago, sophomore in industrial


WACONIA: Laura Northrup, Waconia, junior in chemical engineering.


JEFFERSON CITY: Julie Wisch, Jefferson City, junior in mechanical


MADISON: Christopher Hill, Madison, junior in mechanical engineering.


NAIROBI: Frank Attere, Nairobi, junior in industrial engineering.

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