Claudia T. Marban
BBA 1999 (Finance and Spanish)
International Business Certificate
Claudia T. Marban credits Tippie with helping to launch her trips around the world and her success in the world of business. The successful independent contractor for Ameriprise Financial has crisscrossed the globe with her husband, Juan Carlos, a commercial architect in Chicago.
Now she wants to offer the same kind of help to UI business students following in her footsteps. That's what prompted her to establish, with a generous pledge through The University of Iowa Foundation, the Claudia Marban Scholarship Fund for deserving students in the Tippie College of Business who want to study abroad.
"Even when I was still a student at The University of Iowa, I had the goal of trying to set up a student scholarship fund by the time I turned 30," Marban says. "Scholarships made such a difference in my educational experiences, and I wanted to give other UI students those same opportunities."
Not only did Marban meet her goals, but she also made it possible for other UI students to fulfill their own dreams of seeing the world: "It's very important to look at how you got to where you are in life and to be very thankful for what you have," she says. "That's why it's so important to always give back. Any time you do, it comes back to you tenfold."