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Henry B. Tippie College of Business Honors Student Achievers

Several departments within the College honored high-achieving students at the end of the 2005-06 academic year.

Six students in the Department of Economics were recognized for their academic achievements. They are Evan Herrnstadt of Ames, who won the Max O. Lorenz Scholar Award; Risa Ohkawa of Tokyo, Japan, who was named the Howard Bowen Scholar; and Jonathan Landon of Pella, who received the Frank Knight Scholar Award. Faculty Commendation Awards were given to Daniel Israel of Grimes, Thomas Niblock of Nevada, and Kevin White of Bettendorf.

The Department of Management and Organizations presented awards to two students for their hard work and accomplishments. Brandelle Slater of Iowa City received the Management and Organizations Leadership Award. Megan McClintic of Slater was awarded the Human Resource Management Excellence Award.

Fourteen students were recognized by the Department of Marketing as Procter & Gamble Marketing Scholars. They are Amy Ambroson of West Des Moines; Heather Brown of Estherville; Jennifer Brown of Wheeling, Ill.; Jordan Hart of Fayetteville, Ark.; Alison Hooser of Eden Prairie, Minn.; Matthew Johnson of Fort Dodge; Emily Klinefelter of Iowa City; Matt Kolpin of Mundelein, Ill.; Alexandra Leamy of Marseilles, Ill.; Emily Naibert of Overland Park, Kan.; Jessica Reese of Gladbrook; Lindsey Reighard of Marion; Brandelle Slater of Iowa City; Joseph Friedman of Dyersville; and Matt Welch of Madison, Wis. Also, Ph.D. student Robert Rouwenhorst earned the M. Bhanu Murthy Memorial Prize for Excellence in Teaching from the Department of Marketing. This prize memorializes the late M. Bhanu Murthy, a student who died of leukemia in 1983 while in the marketing doctoral program, and has been awarded annually since 1984.

In addition to departmental awards, the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center recognized several students for their academic efforts. For the 2005-06 academic year, Nathaniel Matta of West Des Moines and Sam Schrup of Cedar Rapids were recognized as Edward M. Moldt Entrepreneurial Scholars. For the upcoming 2006-07 academic year, Jonathan Campos of Coralville and Kyle Wagner of Emmetsburg were named Moldt Entrepreneurial Scholars. Diana Reed of Norwalk was given the Clifford M. Baumback Entrepreneurial Studies Award for 2005-06, and Matthew Sears of Buffalo Grove, Ill., is the Baumback Award winner for 2006-07. Laura Westercamp of Cedar Rapids earned a second-place award for Best Student Leader from the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization. John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Scholarships went to Diana Reed of Norwalk; Lauren Chivers of Atlantic; Jennifer Vieira of Elm Grove, Wis.; Nathan Kleffman of Glenwood; and Stephanie Paulson of Boone.

The Department of Accounting granted numerous awards to students, alumni, and faculty at the Accounting Spring Awards Banquet. Bradford Hepfer of St. Charles, Ill., received the Outstanding Accounting Senior Award, while Matthew Glendening of Burlington received the Outstanding Accounting Junior Award.

Craig Pfeiler of Cedar Rapids received the Outstanding Achievement in Writing Award for juniors, sponsored by Tom and Patrice Carroll. Michael Miller of Cedar Falls received the Outstanding Achievement in Writing Award for seniors, sponsored by Deere and Company. Nolan Haskovec of Youngtown, Ariz., won the Writing Award for a Master of Accountancy, sponsored by Deere and Company.

David Folsom of Coralville and Anne Fulton of Decorah, both teaching assistants in the Department of Accounting, received Byron R. Ross Awards for Teaching Excellence. The endowed awards were established to recognize Byron R. Ross who, following his retirement from McGladrey & Pullen, served as an adjunct professor in the Department of Accounting for a number of years. The awards are based on the winners’ strong commitment to education, as evidenced by teaching evaluations, pedagogical innovations, and good citizenship.

Clayton Forester of Iowa City received the Mary L. Collins Doctoral Fellowship in Accounting, given in memory of the wife of Professor Daniel W. Collins, Henry B. Tippie Research Chair in Accounting, and in recognition of outstanding participation in accounting research workshops.

Ten 2005-06 Accounting Faculty Scholars also were honored. They are Juliet Heetland of Brooklyn; Bradford Hepfer of St. Charles, Ill.; Mason James Lunning of Mason City; Svetlana Murphy of Los Angeles; Jeffrey Pollock of Malvern; Travis Schroeder of Odebolt; Jeffrey Staab of Remsen; Elizabeth Walkington of Woodstock, Ill.; Matthew Walz of Tama; and Wendy Wessels of Durango.

Sonja Rego, assistant professor of accounting, also was honored. Rego received the Gilbert P. Maynard Excellence in Accounting Instruction Award. The prize is named after former accounting faculty member Gilbert P. Maynard and is designed to foster proficiency and dedication of accounting faculty toward academic instruction. The award was started in 1982 by Sheldon (BSC54) and Roselind Rabinowitz of Des Moines. In addition, an Outstanding Alumnus Award was presented to Therese M. Bobek, a partner for systems and process assurance at the Chicago office of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Bobeck, who holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in accounting from The University of Iowa, was honored for her leadership ability, professional achievements, and her support of the University accounting program.


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