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2005.10.25> For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Affairs
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@mail.unomaha.edu

UNO to Honor Scholars at Oct. 25 Banquet

Omaha - Seven University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) students will be honored at the Omaha World-Herald Honors Scholarship Banquet on Tuesday, October 25. The two Omaha World-Herald Honors Scholarships and five Distinguished Scholarships were awarded earlier this fall.  James B. Milliken, president of the University of Nebraska, will be the keynote speaker at the event.

The scholarship recipients are among the many high school seniors from Nebraska and Iowa who took part in UNO's Distinguished Scholarship competition last spring. The scholarships are used each year to help attract top scholars to the university.

Adam S. Cornish and George W. Hodson are the recipients of the Omaha World-Herald Honors Scholarships for this year. The scholarships, first awarded in 1978, are valued at more than $30,000 over four years.

Funds for the Omaha World-Herald Honors Scholarships are provided by a grant from the Omaha World-Herald Foundation, combined with regents' scholarships through the University of Nebraska Board of Regents.

Distinguished Scholarship recipients and their donor organizations are:

* Erica K. Anderson, Scottish Rite Foundation of Omaha;

 * Anthony D. Bolan and Austin E. Steiner, Isaacson Trust Fund;

* Aaron P. Krause, UNO Alumni Association; and

 * Elizabeth A. Straley, Helen Hansen Fund.

Each of the scholarships is valued at $24,500 to over $26,000 over a four-year period.

Cornish, the son of Kurtis and Lorraine Cornish of Omaha, is a graduate of Omaha Central High School where he sucessfully competed in several Academic Decathlons and held a grade point average of 4.0 or better for all four years.  He plans to major in computer science and pre-medicine.

Hodson, the son of George and Susan Hodson of Omaha, is a graduate of Omaha Westside High School.  In addition to being on the school's honor roll and serving as a volunteer in the community, Hodson holds a Black Belt and serves as a martial arts instructor.  He plans to major in computer and electronics engineering.

Anderson is the daughter of Mark and Joni Anderson of Omaha.  She graduated from Omaha Northwest High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society, the Academic Decathlon team, and the varsity golf and tennis teams.  She plans to major in environmental studies.

Bolan is the son of LeeAnne and David Bolan of Lincoln, Neb.  He graduated from Lincoln Northeast High School, where he was a member of the school system's Information Technology Focus Program.  Bolan also competed for the Lincoln Fencing Club.  He plans to major in computer science.

Krause is the son of Levi and Julie Krause of Louisville, Neb.  He graduated from Louisville High School, where he was class salutatorian, earned two leadership awards for cross country and participated in band, quiz bowl, basketball and National Honor Society.  He plans to major in computer engineering.

Steiner, the son of Roy and Jeannine Steiner of Columbus, Neb., graduated from Columbus High School, where he earned the Outstanding Senior award for the Math Department.  During high school, he also was involved in band, mock trial and a variety of church-related activities.  He plans to major in electronics engineering.

Straley, the daugher of Joseph and Andrea Straley of Omaha, graduated from Omaha Marian High School.  During high school, she earned a U.S. Air Force Mathematics and Science Award and a National Merit Commendation.  She also participated in theater, peer tutoring, forensics and National Honor Society.  She plans to major in architectural engineering.

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