New Pomerantz Center Expands Iowa Business Offerings
With the start of the fall 2005 semester, core courses for the Fulltime MBA Program, the Executive MBA Program, and MBA Career Services are being offered on the fourth floor of the new Pomerantz Center. The MBA programs will utilize two large classrooms with comfortable seating and the latest in instructional technology. Wireless technology allows students to access the Internet anywhere within the building, including its small group study rooms, conversation nooks, and the SVPA Gathering Space. The Pella Corporation Roof Terrace provides a spectacular view of the University campus and Iowa City community.
A suite of interview rooms on the third floor will be utilized by both the MBA Career Services Office and the University's Pomerantz Career Center. At this location, corporate recruiters will enjoy spacious interview rooms, a recruiter lounge, and adjacent parking.
"From the classrooms, to the gathering space, to the recruiter suite, we're impressed that the University is providing us with a top notch facility," stated Mark Ahern, president of the MBA Student Association. Gary Gaeth, associate dean of the Tippie School of Management, is pleased that the same companies who send their students to the Tippie MBA program for management education have chosen to provide financial support for the facility.
In addition to providing facilities for the Fulltime and Executive MBA programs, the facility houses the University's Admission Visitors Center, Academic Advising, the Pomerantz Career Center, and a number of general assignment classrooms. The facility is being referred to frequently as "the front and back door for University of Iowa students." Prospective undergraduate students will first visit the Admission Visitors Center with their parents. After enrollment they will receive counseling at the Academic Advising Center and later will utilize the services of the Pomerantz Career Center. The fourth floor of the facility, devoted to the Tippie School of Management, will serve their needs for post-graduate business education.
The Pomerantz Center is due in large part to the generous support of Marvin Pomerantz, a 1952 alumnus from the College of Business. His $10 million contribution was instrumental in the development of the project. Corporations, alumni, private citizens, and various organizations have followed Mr. Pomerantz's example and have provided key financial support. Of the $17.6 million cost for the building, more than $14 million (or 80%) has been raised through private donations.
Contact: Barbara Thomas, Director, Communications and External Relations, 319-335-2188