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. 

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 2017–2018 academic year (August 21, 2017–May 11, 2018). 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

Submit a nomination

2016-17 Tippie's 21 Under 21

Sydney Alexander
Kylie Beneke
Ravi Bhatt
Claire Boettcher
Elizabeth Brettnacher
Taylor Delapa
Austin Greenough

Rita Guzman
T'Shailyn Harrington
Hannah Hendricks
Noopur Inani
Michelle Kannenberg
Leyuan Li
Navya Mannengi

Molly Monroe
Matt Moran
Shelby Portz
Malik Salsberry
Kelli Schneider
Jordyn Steinkritz
Taylor Wingert


Tevin Robbins
Undergraduate Program Office, C140 PBB