Business Organizations Honored for Achievements
The Hawkeye Student Organization of the Year Award is presented to the club or organization that has contributed most significantly to improving the quality of student life at The University of Iowa. This can be evidenced by the organization's community service both on and off campus. Delta Sigma Pi also won the Hawkeye Award for Best Program for their charity softball tournament. The group rented out the Iowa softball fields and 120 student players helped raise funds for the Children's Miracle Network.
This year, the Tippie College's Undergraduate Program Office worked with students to develop the first Tippie Student Organization Awards, which were presented at a banquet on April 25. Delta Sigma Pi won Best Student Organization of the Year and the award for Best Fundraiser of the Year. The organization worked with Diamond Dave's, a local Mexican restaurant, and took over all serving duties for one night at the restaurant for a portion of the restaurant's profits.
Additional Tippie student organization award winners included Best Program of the Year which was awarded to I-Envision, the student entrepreneurship organization. The group developed an after-school youth program at Roosevelt Elementary School that taught students basic entrepreneurship and business concepts.
Women in Business won the Speaker Series of the Year Award. Their programming goal was to present speakers who would cover all aspects of career placement and planning from internships to resume writing and interviewing skills.
Beta Alpha Psi received the Community Service Program of the Year Award for their Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which provides free income tax assistance to the public. In addition, Beta Alpha Psi advisor Amy An received the Faculty Advisor of the Year Award.
The Tippie Optimist Chapter received the Best Recruitment of the Year Award. Within one year of existence, the Tippie Optimist Chapter has grown into an organization with more than 79 members.
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