Steven Keppler (right) from St. Olaf, Iowa, was named the Foster Cass Foundation Student. Presented by Upper Iowa University Associate Vice President for Advancement Holly Johnson, this scholarship was established by Foster Cass '41 in honor of his parents Rev. Frank W. Cass and Carrie Jackley Cass, and family members who are UIU alumni: Edward J. Cass '38, Marjorie Swales Cass '39 and Betty Cass Hersey '43. The Cass family was the University's neighbor for many years, and there is a plaque commemorating the location on Union Street. Mr. Cass had a distinguished career in public education in Iowa and California. The scholarship is primarily intended for high school graduates from North Fayette, Elkader or Maquoketa Valley high schools or the greater northeast Iowa area.
FAYETTE, Iowa (April 18, 2013) - Upper Iowa University recently held its 28th annual Honors and Awards Recognition Banquet and awarded 116 scholarships to students across the University. Of those, 111 scholarships were bestowed on UIU students attending classes in Fayette and another 15 were awarded to students who take courses through other UIU locations. Recipients were selected by the UIU Honors and Awards Committee and the University academic divisions.
"The University is please to honor the accomplishments of students in tangible ways through these endowed scholarship programs," said Dr. Richard R. Patrick, Acting President. "We are grateful to all of our alumni who have established scholarships to help our current students; and we trust that many of today's UIU students will continue this tradition of helping future students."
A full list of the 2013 honors and awards recipients is available here. Photos of the 2013 recipients can be viewed and downloaded from the UIU Flickr website here.
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 about 6,200 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, visitwww.uiu.edu.