Dean’s Achievement Awards given to CLAS students

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Temyia Holcomb, a 2022 graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in speech and hearing science, and Evita Woolsey, a 2022 recipient of a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, recently received the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Achievement Award. With this award, CLAS recognizes outstanding undergraduate students who are eligible for services from the Center for Inclusive Academic Excellence

Nominated by faculty and mentors, Dean’s Achievement Award recipients are undergraduates who have made significant contributions to the university and the community. These contributions include scholarship, clubs, volunteer work, and more.

Temyia HolcombIn addition to her BA in speech and hearing science, Holcomb earned a minor in human relations and a Certificate in Resilience and Trauma-Informed Perspectives. She also served as the Vice President of Active Minds, a student organization at the UI and conducted faculty guided research as an undergraduate.​



evita woolseyIn addition to her B.A. in psychology, Woolsey earned a minor in American Sign Language (ASL). She was a TRIO and ASL tutor as well as a Supplemental Instruction leader.  In the research domain, Woolsey was an Iowa Biosciences Academy scholar, a summer research fellow for the Growing Words Project, and a research assistant for both the Cochlear Implant and Pediatric Audiology labs. 

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa is a comprehensive college offering 73 majors in the humanities; fine, performing and literary arts; natural and mathematical sciences; social and behavioral sciences; and communication disciplines. More than 17,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students study each year in the college’s 37 departments, led by professors at the forefront of teaching and research in their disciplines. The college teaches all UI undergraduates through the General Education Program, and confers about 70 percent of the UI's bachelor's degrees each academic year.