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Class of 2013 Celebration honors student, faculty and alumni achievements

The University of Northern Iowa‘s College of Business Administration celebrated past achievements and inspired future success during the Class of 2013 Celebration on April 11 in the John Deere Auditorium of the Curris Business Building. Before the Class of 2013 Forum, a mixer was held in the Hall of Flags, sponsored by David (Management ‘81) and Cindy (Elementary Education ‘80) Petratis, allowing students, faculty and alumni to network and celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2013. 

During the forum, sponsored by Transamerica and hosted by the UNIBusiness Presidents‘ Council, the 2013 Alumni in Residence -- Jeff Bjustrum (Accounting ‘88), Derek Thoms (Economics ’02), Rochelle Dotzenrod (Finance & Real Estate ‘04), Mark Walter (Management ‘85) and John Hall (Marketing ‘65) -- reflected on their time at UNIBusiness and gave students advice for a successful career. 

Following their remarks, the 2013 Alumni in Residence answered student questions, which gave UNIBusiness students an opportunity to interact with successful business people and hear their opinions on issues that students would be dealing with upon graduating. 

After the Class of 2013 Forum, the celebration concluded with an awards ceremony sponsored by United Fire Group. Students, faculty and the Alumni in Residence were honored for their accomplishments and received awards for their commitment to UNIBusiness

Student Awards 

Special Recognition, Individual Student
Sponsored by Jill Hemphill (Management ’91)
Amela Andelija (Marketing)

Student Leader of the Year 
Sponsored by Black Hawk County Abstract & Tile
Olivia Cezar (Finance and Marketing) 

Student Leader of the Year 
Sponsored by David (Management ’81) and Cindy (Elementary Education ’80) Petratis
Phil Musson (Management & Spanish) 

Special Recognition, Student Organization
Sponsored by Bergan Paulsen
American Marketing Association

Student Organization of the Year
Sponsored by HNI Corporation
UNI‘s Pi Sigma Epsilon chapter, Epsilon Theta

JPEC Student Entrepreneur of the Year 
Eric Vander Schaaf (Marketing), founder of West Branch Outdoors

Purple and Old Gold Awards 

- Accounting: Kristen Granzow
- Economics: Emily Scholtes
- Finance: Jacob Pabst
- Real Estate: Steve Drost
- Business Teaching: Katie Kuhn
- Management: Eric Kleinheinz
- MIS: Kyle Maley
- Marketing: Kristen Hora


Faculty Awards 

Faculty Service Award 
Sponsored by David (Management ‘81) and Cindy (Elementary Education ’80) Petratis 
Bryce Kanago, associate professor of economics 

Faculty Teaching Award 
Sponsored by Tim Williams (Accounting ‘71) in memory and honor of LaVerne Andreessen 
Dennis Schmidt, Deloitte Faculty Fellow and professor of accounting

Faculty Research Award 
Sponsored by Gaylen (Accounting ’72) and Glenna Miller
Jeff Stokes, associate professor of finance

Special Recognition
Sponsored by HNI Corporation 
Matt Bunker, associate professor of marketing

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company Professorship
Rex Karsten, associate professor of management information systems

Congratulations to all Class of 2013 Celebration award winners and the graduating seniors, and thank you to the Alumni in Residence, the parents and all others who took the time to applaud another year of student accomplishments. 

UNIBusiness would also like to thank all of the sponsors of the Class of 2013 Celebration: 

Class of 2013 Mixer Sponsor
David (Management ’81) and Cindy (Elementary Education ’80) Petratis

2013 Awards Ceremony sponsor 
United Fire Group 

Class of 2013 Forum sponsor 
Transamerica 

Faculty and student award sponsors 
Bergan Paulsen & Co.
Black Hawk County Abstract & Tile
Gaylen (Accounting ‘72) and Glenna Miller 
Jill Hemphill (Management ’91)
Tim Williams (Accounting ‘71) in memory and honor of LaVerne Andreessen 
HNI Corporation
David (Management ’81) and Cindy (Elementary Education ’80) Petratis

Class of 2013 sponsors 
Deloitte / Jeff Provost (Accounting ‘84) 
Robert and Margaret (Liberal Studies ’91) Bradford
Lori Lown (Marketing ’84)
Denise Bouska (Accounting ‘90), CPA, CMA 
Taylor Veterinary Hospital 
University Book & Supply 
Montage

In-Kind Sponsors
Steelhead Wines
Goose Island Beer Company

Posted on 15-Apr-13


  

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Class of 2013 Celebration honors student, faculty and alumni achievements

The University of Northern Iowa‘s College of Business Administration celebrated past achievements and inspired future success during the Class of 2013 Celebration on April 11 in the John Deere Auditorium of the Curris Business Building. Before the Class of 2013 Forum, a mixer was held in the Hall of Flags, sponsored by David (Management ‘81) and Cindy (Elementary Education ‘80) Petratis, allowing students, faculty and alumni to network and celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2013. 

During the forum, sponsored by Transamerica and hosted by the UNIBusiness Presidents‘ Council, the 2013 Alumni in Residence -- Jeff Bjustrum (Accounting ‘88), Derek Thoms (Economics ’02), Rochelle Dotzenrod (Finance & Real Estate ‘04), Mark Walter (Management ‘85) and John Hall (Marketing ‘65) -- reflected on their time at UNIBusiness and gave students advice for a successful career. 

Following their remarks, the 2013 Alumni in Residence answered student questions, which gave UNIBusiness students an opportunity to interact with successful business people and hear their opinions on issues that students would be dealing with upon graduating. 

After the Class of 2013 Forum, the celebration concluded with an awards ceremony sponsored by United Fire Group. Students, faculty and the Alumni in Residence were honored for their accomplishments and received awards for their commitment to UNIBusiness

Student Awards 

Special Recognition, Individual Student
Sponsored by Jill Hemphill (Management ’91)
Amela Andelija (Marketing)

Student Leader of the Year 
Sponsored by Black Hawk County Abstract & Tile
Olivia Cezar (Finance and Marketing) 

Student Leader of the Year 
Sponsored by David (Management ’81) and Cindy (Elementary Education ’80) Petratis
Phil Musson (Management & Spanish) 

Special Recognition, Student Organization
Sponsored by Bergan Paulsen
American Marketing Association

Student Organization of the Year
Sponsored by HNI Corporation
UNI‘s Pi Sigma Epsilon chapter, Epsilon Theta

JPEC Student Entrepreneur of the Year 
Eric Vander Schaaf (Marketing), founder of West Branch Outdoors

Purple and Old Gold Awards 

- Accounting: Kristen Granzow
- Economics: Emily Scholtes
- Finance: Jacob Pabst
- Real Estate: Steve Drost
- Business Teaching: Katie Kuhn
- Management: Eric Kleinheinz
- MIS: Kyle Maley
- Marketing: Kristen Hora


Faculty Awards 

Faculty Service Award 
Sponsored by David (Management ‘81) and Cindy (Elementary Education ’80) Petratis 
Bryce Kanago, associate professor of economics 

Faculty Teaching Award 
Sponsored by Tim Williams (Accounting ‘71) in memory and honor of LaVerne Andreessen 
Dennis Schmidt, Deloitte Faculty Fellow and professor of accounting

Faculty Research Award 
Sponsored by Gaylen (Accounting ’72) and Glenna Miller
Jeff Stokes, associate professor of finance

Special Recognition
Sponsored by HNI Corporation 
Matt Bunker, associate professor of marketing

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company Professorship
Rex Karsten, associate professor of management information systems

Congratulations to all Class of 2013 Celebration award winners and the graduating seniors, and thank you to the Alumni in Residence, the parents and all others who took the time to applaud another year of student accomplishments. 

UNIBusiness would also like to thank all of the sponsors of the Class of 2013 Celebration: 

Class of 2013 Mixer Sponsor
David (Management ’81) and Cindy (Elementary Education ’80) Petratis

2013 Awards Ceremony sponsor 
United Fire Group 

Class of 2013 Forum sponsor 
Transamerica 

Faculty and student award sponsors 
Bergan Paulsen & Co.
Black Hawk County Abstract & Tile
Gaylen (Accounting ‘72) and Glenna Miller 
Jill Hemphill (Management ’91)
Tim Williams (Accounting ‘71) in memory and honor of LaVerne Andreessen 
HNI Corporation
David (Management ’81) and Cindy (Elementary Education ’80) Petratis

Class of 2013 sponsors 
Deloitte / Jeff Provost (Accounting ‘84) 
Robert and Margaret (Liberal Studies ’91) Bradford
Lori Lown (Marketing ’84)
Denise Bouska (Accounting ‘90), CPA, CMA 
Taylor Veterinary Hospital 
University Book & Supply 
Montage

In-Kind Sponsors
Steelhead Wines
Goose Island Beer Company

Posted on 15-Apr-13


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