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Three UNI students receive Lux Service Award

April 12, 2017

Leslie Williams, dean of students, 319-273-2332,

Blake Ruane, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa presented three graduating students with the Lux Service Award for their exemplary service to the university during the Student Leadership Awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 11.

The winners include:

Megan Kennedy is a senior psychology and family services double major, with double minors in gerontology and women and gender studies, from Ogden, Iowa. Graduating in December 2017 with a 3.96 GPA, Kennedy has been involved in a number of student organizations, including SABRs as President, Psychology Club as president, Model UN, UNI Proud, Northern Iowa Feminists, National Honor Society of Leadership and Success, Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity, Honors Program, Conversation Partner, St. Stephen Catholic Student Center and Panther Marching Band.

Kadesha Zimmerman is a senior accounting and management information systems double major from St. Louis, Missouri. Zimmerman was involved on campus as a Pathfinder, peer mentor, president of Empowering Exquisite Culturally Enlightened Leaders (EXCEL), member of the Accounting Club, Black Student Union, Ethnic Student Promoters, Entrepreneurs Club and Management Information Systems Association.

Micah Zeimetz is a senior social science education major, with an emphasis in American Government, from Pella, Iowa. Graduating in the fall with a 3.98 GPA after student teaching, Zeimetz has made their mark on campus as a resident assistant, senior resident assistant, summer orientation staff member, hall senate member, Honors Student Advisory Board member and co-creator of the ‘Some Assembly Required’ improv group.

A selection committee chose the Lux Service Award recipients based on nominations from UNI faculty, students and staff. Requirements include being scheduled to graduate in 2017, a minimum 2.5 GPA and demonstration of service to UNI during the recipient's academic career that will leave a lasting impact on the university community.

For more information about the Lux Service Award, visit