College of Business

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An Anonymous DonorSally Mainquist gave $1,000 because 25 donors gaveJust for First Time Donors who gave to Wilson College Fund For Excellence

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An Anonymous DonorRob Ruchotzke gave $1,500 because 150 donors gaveJust for First Time Donors

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An Anonymous DonorMichael Armbrecht gave $5,000 because 1000 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorKerry Sutherland gave $5,000 because 500 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorLinda Cook gave $5,000 because 1000 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorDuane Smith gave $12,500 because 1250 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous gave $15,000 because 250 donors gaveJust for Wilson College Fund For Excellence

An Anonymous DonorTim Christian gave $15,000 because 1330 donors gave
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College of Business

UNI Business has built a record of excellence and a culture of achievement with faculty who are committed to students' success. The quality of our business program may be reflected in the success stories of our students and alumni, but it’s our ‘ready for business’ mantra that continues to be the foundation of our success

Together, we build upon UNI Business’ extraordinary 40-year history, enhancing academic programs, encouraging innovation and linking classroom education with experiential learning. Our graduates have cultivated skills necessary to succeed in work and life — and your contributions provided many of their greatest opportunities.

Dean's Fund for Excellence

Your gift to the Dean’s Fund provides the flexibility to make strategic investments in the success of our business students. This could be anything from attending a conference to supporting an entrepreneurial goal, joining a professional association, or participating in a study abroad experience. These investments, small and large, can pay huge dividends and allow you to make an extraordinary difference in the professional development of a student.

When you give to the College of Business Dean’s Fund for Excellence, you invest in our talented students in several key areas.

Scholarships and student support. Your gift provides vital resources for scholarships, but that’s just the beginning.

Experiential learning. Your gift has a lasting impact by supporting innovative academic programs and experiential learning opportunities that give students real-world experience and set them apart in their future careers. Through internships, undergraduate research, international experiences and real-world, problem-based competitions, your support helps students develop practical skills.

Credentials and certifications. Your gift ensures today’s students can develop a professional distinction by funding certification exam fees and professional development training offered through our Professional Readiness Program®.  

Even a modest gift can have a huge impact in the professional development of a student when you help them earn credentials, such as the Securities Industries Essentials, CFA®, CFP®, CAPM® and Microsoft Excel Certification. 

Increased equity in the boardroom. Businesses are calling for graduates who can work effectively in and contribute to a highly diverse workplace. The business case for this diversity is strong. Benefits include increased productivity and creativity, employee engagement, and, ultimately, increased profits. Your gift supports initiatives such as the UNI Women in Business student organization’s annual Young Women in Leadership Conference, which creates a pipeline of talented female future business leaders.

For all of these reasons and more, I encourage you to make a gift on #LivePurpleGiveGold.

Leslie K. Wilson, ‘84, MBA
Dean, College of Business

Challenge Gifts 

College of Business Dean's Fund

An anonymous donor will contribute $15,000 to the College of Business Dean's Fund if 250 donors support the fund as well.  

College of Business Faculty/Staff Challenge

Sheldon Petersen '75 will contribute $1,000 to the College of Business Dean's Fund if 100 business faculty/staff support the Dean's Fund. 

College of Business First Donor Challenge

Sally Mainquist '80 will contribute $1,000 to the College of Business Dean's Fund if 25 College of Business graduates make their first gift to support the Dean's Fund. 

College of Business Young Alumni Challenge

Emily Scholtes '13 and Andy Dykstra '13 will both contribute $500 to the College of Business if 75 young alumni graduates (2013-2022) support the Dean's Fund.

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