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Brandelle Unkrich

(2006 B. B. A., 2013 M.B.A.)
Director, CUIS/CIMBA Italy Programs and Hong Kong MBA

Tippie College of Business

“I am an alum, a student, a Hawkeye fan since the age of three, AND an employee. Earlier in my career I worked in a corporate retail environment, where the focus was on making profits grow. At the UI, we focus on growing the students—and I have benefited from that, both as a student and through my work with our CIMBA Italy and MBA students, which is really energizing and meaningful. I have also received scholarship assistance that helped me graduate without debt, so it means a lot to me that I can help give that gift to another student.”

Kathy Klein Gerling

Secretary IV, Graduate College

“My first gift to the UI was donating the money to replace the Shambaugh House porch swing, which had been stolen and probably ended up at the bottom of the Iowa River. I made that gift in honor of my parents. Since then, I’ve supported many UI causes—including Hawkeye Football, the International Writing Program, the College of Nursing, and the Graduate College, where I work. Giving makes me feel like I’m even more a part of the university—and I feel like the university is part of me. It’s like a little corner of the university has my name on it.”