Twenty-one student leaders

The Tippie 21 Under 21 program recognizes 21 of the college's outstanding student leaders under the age of 21. These students are young people who have excelled in the areas of scholarship, leadership, experiential learning, and cross-cultural and global perspective.

Why 21?

We encourage our students to propel themselves into the college experience by getting involved within Tippie and beyond. That being said, credit should be given where credit is due. Tippie's 21 Under 21 gives well-deserved recognition to outstanding leaders, specifically to outstanding leaders who are just launching their college careers.

Whether it is through stellar academics or impressive initiative, our faculty and staff know that students can impact the Tippie community in countless ways. It is important to us to acknowledge these impacts and highlight the young students who make them. 

Nominate students for Tippie's 21 Under 21 award

We encourage you—faculty, staff, and students—to nominate deserving students for Tippie’s 21 Under 21 award. Is the student you're thinking about nominating qualified for the award? See the qualifications below. The nomination deadline is Thursday, March 2 at 5:00 p.m.

Nominate a student

How do I know if a student is qualified?

We're sure you're thinking of all the great Tippie students who you could nominate for a 21 Under 21 award. First, be sure that the student you have in mind is admitted to Tippie OR has declared prebusiness. They must also be under the age of 21 OR their 21st birthday must fall during the 2016–2017 academic year (August 22, 2016–May 12, 2017). Nominees are also expected to have demonstrated excellence in at least two of the following areas:

  • Scholarship
  • Leadership
  • Experiential learning
  • Cross-cultural and global perspective

2015-16 Tippie's 21 Under 21

Nicholas Barry
Katherine Boyle
Adam Dellos
Zachary Digmann
Ally Disterhoft
Michael Gloer
Eric Hale

Haley Henscheid
Jon Langel
Mingjian Li
Karina Morales
Austin Moss
Hira Mustafa
Iain O'Connor

Taylor Palensky
Maria Seltz
Siddig Siddig
Ariana Smith
Raelyn Webster
Anthony Yang
Yanyu Zhang



Tevin Robbins
Undergraduate Program Office, C140 PBB