The 24 Tippie students who have won the UI’s Hancher-Finkbine Student Medallion or the Hancher-Finkbine Distinguished Student Leader Award have three things in common: they all excelled at learning, leadership, and loyalty during their time at the University of Iowa. Whether that was starting a nonprofit or creating a student government, each winner was inspired to make their mark—and that didn’t stop after graduation. Meet three of Tippie’s alums who received one of the awards and who have continued to make an impact.
Henry B. Tippie’s first contribution to the collee was $5, which he gave four years after he graduated in 1949. Just like Henry, members of the Young Alumni Board (YAB) are giving back to their college shortly after graduation—and at record rates
As a Hawkeye women’s basketball player, direct admit to the Tippie College of Business, finance and accounting major, and an Academic All-American, it’s clear that Ally Disterhoft doesn’t shy away from a challenge.
A team of UI accounting students recently won the regional championship of a tax case study sponsored by Deloitte, a national accounting and consulting service.
David Hensley, executive director of the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at the University of Iowa, grew up in Atlantic in a family that owned a clothing store, which was a business spanning two generations. He says the decision to close a family business isn’t an easy one, but it’s a trend that’s growing more common in the state.
The Tippie College of Business’ Hawkinson Institute of Business Finance trains UI students for careers in corporate finance, and more and more of them are looking to California’s booming San Francisco Bay Area to get their careers started.
Associate marketing profressor for UI Tippie College of Business, Jing Wang, who has been studying lonely people and their shopping habits in the college, says people who are satisfied with the number and quality of relationships — and thus are not lonely — tend to exercise more self-control and are capable of curbing impulse buying.