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Tippie Gives UI $5 Million

The man whose name is on the University of Iowa business college has given the college $5 million to attract a new dean to the school. Henry B. Tippie of Austin, Texas, said he hopes the gift will help the university find a well-qualified candidate to succeed GARY FETHKE, who is retiring as the college's dean in 2006. Tippie gave the college $30 million in 1999 for a variety of uses. Tippie earned an accounting degree from Iowa in 1949 and is involved as an owner, CEO or director in several multi-million-dollar businesses -- including Rollins Truck Leasing. The station is based in Corpus Christi, Texas. Versions of the story also ran on the Websites of KLTV-TV, TEAM 4 NEWS, the DENTON RECORD CHRONICLE and KRIS-TV (all in Texas), ABC NEWS.COM, and many other media outlets.

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