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April 25, 2012

U of I senior from Melcher-Dallas to take part in Obama roundtable

Iowa City — According to information provided by the White House, Marissa Boles, a Melcher-Dallas alumnus and senior at the University of Iowa, will take part in a roundtable discussion with President Barack Obama this afternoon. 

This afternoon, the President will visit the University of Iowa in Iowa City to deliver remarks as part of a concerted effort to get Congress to prevent interest rates on student loans from doubling in July. Prior to delivering remarks in the Field House, the President will participate in a roundtable with five students currently receiving Stafford federal student loans. 

Boles is among the student participants. Here's what the White House had to say about her:

"Marissa Boles is a senior at the University of Iowa majoring in Psychology.  Boles is from Melcher-Dallas, a rural community in southern Iowa.  While going to college was a challenge financially, she knew she needed an education.  Boles took out Stafford federal loans to help pay for her education and has worked part time for three of her four years at school.  After graduation, Boles hope to continue her work as a para-educator in the child psychology unit of the local hospital and eventually go to graduate school. " 

Boles is the daughter of Steve and Terri Boles.

We will attempt to follow up with her after today's event. 

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