Phil Patton, UNI Registrar, (319) 273-2283
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing and Public Relations, (319) 273-2761
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Purple and Old Gold awards, recognizing meritorious scholarship or conspicuous achievement in particular areas, were presented to 52 seniors during the University of Northern Iowa's commencement exercises Saturday, May 10, in the UNI-Dome.
Named after the university colors, the traditional awards were first presented at commencement exercises on May 29, 1939. The awards for meritorious scholarship are presented to students who have the highest grade point average in each of the designated academic areas. Those for conspicuous achievement are granted to students with outstanding accomplishments in particular areas. Each student receives a certificate and a bronze medallion.
Among those receiving Purple and Old Gold awards is/are __(Name)__ of __(Hometown)__. He/She is being honored for __(meritorious scholarship/conspicuous achievement)__ in _(college)__.
Since 1939, more than 1,700 students have been Purple and Old Gold recipients. Currently awards may be in 45 academic areas, as well as for conspicuous achievement in particular areas.
Note: to obtain a list of the students, please contact the Office of University Marketing and Public Relations at 319-273-2761.