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The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center Celebrates a Quarter Century of Innovation

"I want to make Iowa the most entrepreneurial state in America"

It was 1996 and Iowa needed to regain its entrepreneurial edge. Once a state of small businesses, many did not survive the farm crisis and the economy was struggling as a result. Enter: John Pappajohn (BSC52).

25 points of Iowa JPEC impact in the last 25 years

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A Message from the Dean

It's time to pause and catch our breath. As 2021 draws to a close, we prepare to flip the calendar and begin a fresh start. Yet, so many of the strains of these last two years continue to affect our lives. At Tippie, we’ve hustled and innovated and dug deeper than ever before. You have too.

The Evolution of the Iowa MBA

Epic journeys often start with major disruptions. The first MBA program, launched in 1908, was sparked by the Industrial Revolution.

Where's My Stuff? Understanding global supply chain disruptions

Back in spring 2020, consumers had trouble finding toilet paper and hand sanitizer while trampolines and exercise equipment became scarce. With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe, some of the shortages of supplies and delays on certain goods seemed reasonable. But now, nearly two years into the pandemic, there is still lag time on getting everything from new cars to new furniture.
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Celebrating 175 Years of Innovation, Excellence, Family, Inclusivity, and Technology

Travel the timeline to explore some of the history of the university, the college, and the alumni who have contributed to the Hawkeye legacy through the years.

Hawkeye Pride

David Heiden (BBA80) retired as a captain after 30 years of flying with Delta Air Lines. Heiden previously flew as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force for 10 years. He earned his Air Force officer commission from the University of Iowa’s Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1980.

“It’s been a great adventure, all starting at Iowa.”

Read alumni submissions from our future Hawkeyes, career updates, and see a throwback to Led Zeppelin performing at the IMU on pages 18-22.

Dave Heiden

Tippie Magazine is published semiannually for alumni and friends of the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business.

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Winter 2021

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Summer 2022

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