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UI Students Participate in Leadership Institute

Twenty-seven undergraduate students recently participated in the UI College of Engineering's Student Leadership Institute held at the Pella Corporation, Pella, Iowa.

Founded in 1999, the institute is designed to encourage students to consider, discuss, and wrestle with leadership issues such as professional ethics, self-motivation and group motivation, and diversity in the workplace. Since then, successful Student Leadership Institutes have been conducted on the average of twice yearly.

In addition to including faculty and staff facilitators from the College of Engineering, the Henry B. Tippie College of Business, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the seminar features recognized UI alumni who are leaders in business and industry eager to share experiences from their careers.

The following College of Business students participated (listed by hometown):


CLINTON: Geoffrey Dunmore, finance.

CLINTON: Mike Letsch, finance and Management Information Systems.

DES MOINES: Melissa Soda, accounting and Spanish.

EMMETSBURG: Nicole Cook, finance minor: Spanish and International Business Certificate, with an accounting emphasis.

LONG GROVE: Kelly Oster, marketing.

MASON CITY: Emily Becker, marketing/finance.

PELLA: Steve Fisher, marketing.

WASHINGTON: Quinn Johnson, philosophy, accounting and finance, and economics.


CRYSTAL LAKE: Michael Mucha, economics.

FREEPORT: Christina Schmitt, management.

ORLAND PARK: Kyle Flondor, industrial engineering/business management.


BUFFALO: Cole Demmer, marketing.

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