UI College of Engineering Announces 2008-09 Student Ambassadors

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

University of Iowa News Release

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 2008-09 academic year.

Selected to participate in the program are:

From Iowa:

Ben Peiffer, Cedar Rapids, junior in electrical engineering; Adam Duggleby, Davenport, senior in mechanical engineering; Cori Thompson, Donahue, senior in biomedical engineering; Jared Bogue, Ida Grove, junior in mechanical engineering; Vijay Permeswaran, Le Mars, sophomore in engineering, Sarah Rinehart, Marshalltown, junior in biomedical engineering and pre-medicine; Matthew Anderson, Ottumwa, sophomore in civil engineering; and Maureen Mohr, Sigourney, senior in industrial engineering.

From Illinois:

Amy Althoff, Arlington Heights, junior in chemical engineering; Robin Donegan, Gurnee, sophomore in industrial engineering; Maribel Treto, Melrose Park, sophomore in chemical engineering; Tony Melchiorri, Normal, sophomore in biomedical engineering and English; and Kate Douglas, Sterling, junior in chemical engineering.

From Minnesota:

Laura Northrup, Waconia, sophomore in chemical engineering.

From Missouri:

Julie Wisch, Jefferson City, sophomore in mechanical engineering.

From Kenya:

Frank Attere, Nairobi, sophomore in electrical engineering

College administrators said that the Student Ambassador Program, currently in its 12th year, was initiated to complement the services that engineering faculty and staff offer.

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

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

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Gary Galluzzo, 319-384-0009, gary-galluzzo@uiowa.edu