UIU President Alan G. Walker pulls the names of the winners of 4 UIU scholarships during the Iowa State Fair.
FAYETTE, Iowa (September 14, 2011) — Upper Iowa University has announced the names of the 15 individuals who won scholarships and free courses during the Iowa State Fair recently. Upper Iowa hosts a booth during the State Fair each year, sponsoring a drawing for four one-year, tuition scholarships to the UIU campus in Fayette, as well as for one UIU free course each day of the Fair, a total of 11 free courses. The courses can be taken at a UIU education center, online or as independent study.
"We change people’s lives when we award these scholarships and free courses," said UIU President Alan G. Walker. "When these students become part of Upper Iowa University, they have the opportunity to get a college education that will prepare them for something greater in their lives. We are proud to be able to give them that boost."
"These 11 days at the Fair are always very exciting for Upper Iowa University,” added Melik Peter Khoury, senior vice president. “We meet people of all ages and types. Some of them know a lot about Upper Iowa; some are learning about the opportunities we offer for the first time. It’s a great experience for our UIU volunteers to share the University’s story with future students, parents, and UIU alums."
The 2011 winners of the four, one-year tuition scholarships to UIU’s Fayette campus are:
- Stormy Jahn, Clinton, Iowa
- Brendon Kacher, Decorah, Iowa
- Alicia Neff, Hanover Park, Ill.
- Nicholas Soyer, Marion, Iowa
The 2011 winners of a free UIU course are:
- Katy Brown, Des Moines, Iowa,
- Evan Curtis, Eldridge, Iowa
- Laura Dillon, Des Moines, Iowa
- Logan Fitchett, State Center, Iowa
- Erik Hanna, Des Moines, Iowa
- Patrick Harden, Creston, Iowa
- Rhonda Holeton, North English, Iowa
- Bobette James, Altoona, Iowa
- Shannon Plaht, Postville, Iowa
- Misty Rhodes, Des Moines, Iowa
- Samantha Scrivner, Urbandale, Iowa
About 40,000 people visited the Upper Iowa University booth during the State Fair, including about 350 UIU alumni. Nearly 700 individuals entered the drawings for the scholarships and free UIU courses.
Monica Bayer Heaton
Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
About Upper Iowa University
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to nearly 6,800 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.