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May 4, 2005
Contact: Sandra Wiechert, (785) 842-5467; Janis Hutchison, UWC president, (785) 842-6131.

University Women's Club awards six scholarships for 2005-06 at KU

LAWRENCE -- Six University of Kansas women have received scholarships worth $1,250 each from the University Women's Club for the 2005-06 academic year. This marks the 90th consecutive year, beginning in 1915, that UWC has awarded scholarships, making it the longest continuous scholarship-awarding unit at KU.

Janis Hutchison, UWC president, announced the winners at the spring luncheon, where the recipients were honored guests.

Gwen Dobson chaired the scholarship committee, which received 165 applications for the six scholarships. She was assisted by Jennifer Alderdice, UWC member and director of student programs for the Kansas Alumni Association; Caroljean Brune, KU business manager for education administration; Suzanne Collins, retired KU education administration staff; and Barbara Schowen, retired KU chemistry professor.

Winners were chosen based on need, academic achievements and service to both KU and the community. Recipients are listed below by hometown.

From Towanda
Rebecca Evanhoe. See Sedgwick County.

From Lawrence
Yana Delkhah, senior in pre-med and human biology, daughter of Azizallah Delkhah; graduate of Lawrence High School.

From Derby and Towanda
Rebecca Evanhoe, senior in chemistry and journalism, daughter of Charles and Deborah Evanhoe, Derby, and Barbara Evanhoe and Gary Kroeker, Towanda; graduate of Derby High School.

From Topeka
Jessica Cook, senior in African studies and sociology, daughter of Susan Cook, Tecumseh, and Joseph Cook, Berryton; graduate of Shawnee Heights High School.

From Millersport
Karrie Shogren, doctoral student in special education, daughter of Kenneth and Martha Scott, Rushville; bachelor's degree from Ohio State University, master's degree from the University of Dayton; graduate of Fairfield Union High School in Lancaster.

From Lexington
Sarah Smiley, doctoral student in geography, daughter of Roger and Sally Smiley; bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati, master's degree from KU; graduate of Tates Creek Senior High School.

From Lancaster
Rebecca Barrett-Fox, doctoral student in American studies, daughter of Rhonda Baldwin; bachelor's degree from Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa.


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