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Tippie Students Receive Student Employee Recognition

Two College of Business students have been recognized in the National Student Employee of the Year annual competition. Winners are announced in conjunction with National Student Employment Week. Students are selected based on the following criteria: reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and uniqueness of contribution.

A Certificate of Distinction was given to Mason Lunning, a junior in the Henry B. Tippie College of Business who is majoring in accounting. Lunning works as a patient account representative in the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Joint Office of Patient Financial Services. He was selected to head up the department's new-patient phone-in process, which involves responding to more than 140 calls and 400 emails weekly and training new staff. He helped the department resolve several months of backlog in a matter of weeks by efficiently using technology to merge duplicate patient records. He was given the rare honor of receiving the UI Hospitals and Clinics' Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award for assisting a patient.

A Certificate of Appreciation was awarded to Cory Grimm, a senior in the Tippie College of Business who is majoring in marketing. Grimm works as an office assistant for the UI Office of Student Affairs and Curriculum in the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. He is the lead trainer of new student employees and the sole person in charge of office supply inventory control. He was responsible for a special project that involved rewriting all job descriptions and functional analysis forms for more than 15 members of the office merit staff. He displayed a high level of professionalism throughout this highly confidential process.

Of the 11,000 students employed by the UI, 31 were nominated by their supervisors for special recognition.

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