FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                        Date: March 15, 2002

Contact:  Donna McCracken

UIS students among Who’s Who in American Universities

SPRINGFIELD - The 2002 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges will include the names of 34 students from the University of Illinois at Springfield who have been selected as nationally outstanding campus leaders.

Campus nominating committees and editors of the annual directory chose these students based on academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities, and potential for continued success.

They join an elite group of students from more than 2,300 institutions of higher learning in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and several foreign countries. Outstanding students have been honored in this directory since it was first published in 1934.

Students named this year from UIS are:

Karen A. Allen                         David L. Hope                         Jackalyn A. Olinger

Erin H. Art                                Dawn M. Ingram                      Diane S. Pleasant

Stacy L. Austin                       Natalia Jedlinska                       Melissa M. Poulakos

Helena A. Calhoun                  Emma J. King                           Chuck E. Prater

Dawn Carl                                  Sonja Lloyd                              Heidy P. Cuervo

Whitney A. Cassens              Janet K. Lyons                         Jill K. Stinebaker

Marsha L. Clayton                   Ramona Martin             Ruth D. Waddy

Carrie L. Dorwart                     Dusty L. McEwen                    Sherry L. Whitacre

Kelly M. Fifield                       Cresence A. McHenry              Ismail Yakici

Lucinda M. Folkerts                 Patrick M. Miller                      Tracy A. Zerrusen

Earl L. Grigsby IV                      Rahmat O. Na’Allah

Sara M. Henkelman                    Mae Marie Noll