From ‘labor of love’ to Iowa’s top bourbon maker, UNI alum’s family business puts small-town Swisher on the map
Nov 16, 2022

From ‘labor of love’ to Iowa’s top bourbon maker, UNI alum’s family business puts small-town Swisher on the map

After a successful 30-year career in finance, University of Norther Iowa alum Jeff Quint ('85) felt pulled to follow his true passion and in 2005 opened Cedar Ridge Distillery in Swisher, Iowa, the first distillery to open in the state since prohibition. Cedar Ridge Distillery has since become the top bourbon maker in the state, producing more than 200 barrels a month. 

UNI Campanile
Nov 04, 2022

Distinguished Awards Celebration honors notable UNI alumni and friends

University of Northern Iowa President Mark A. Nook, the UNI Alumni Association and the UNI Foundation will honor alumni and friends of the university at the President’s Distinguished Awards Celebration, on Friday, November 4.

Brian Becker
Oct 20, 2022

Waterloo native and UNI alum Brian Becker promoted to CEO of RSM US

In September, UNI alum Brian Becker became the CEO and managing partner of RSM US, one of country's largest tax, audit and consulting firms.

Student organization posing in front of Curris Business Building
Aug 30, 2022

4 reasons why you should join a student organization right now

Student organizations can be one of the keys to a successful college career. The UNI College of Business offers more than 20 organizations to help you grow personally and professionally, including leadership and major-specific clubs.


Is a Business Degree Worth It?
Aug 24, 2022

Is a Business Degree Worth It?

If you’re a high schooler who’s been mulling over your future plans, you may have heard mixed information when you’ve asked “Is a business degree worth it?” While the cost of tuition can look intimidating, there’s so much more than the short-term expense to consider. If you’re selecting the right major at the right school, your degree will more than pay for itself over time. Here’s a guide to help you understand the true value of a business degree.

Picture of student considering the top jobs in business
Feb 17, 2022

Fastest-Growing Business Jobs

Majoring in business will open the door for many potential career opportunities! Rather than some majors that pigeonhole you into one very specific career, business gives you a lot of flexibility. This makes it a fantastic option if you don’t know exactly what kind of job you’d like to have, but you still have a general idea. With the best business jobs, you can expect high wages, great job security, and plenty of daily mental stimulation.

College of Business team at the Deloitte FanTAXtic competition
Dec 22, 2021

UNI Business Wins Regional Tax Competition for Third Time in Four Years

The College of Business has become a powerhouse in the annual Deloitte FanTAXtic competition, which pits colleges and their students against each other in accounting-focused challenges. For the third time in four years, a team from UNI has won the fall regional competition, proof positive of the high-quality UNI accounting program that prepares students for their career challenges

Ernst Young
Nov 30, 2021

Alumni Give Back To Create New Accounting Fellowship

For Chris Yuska (Accounting, ’01) and Kevin Zaugg (Accounting, ’96), giving to UNI Accounting is a passion. Over the years, they’ve contributed money to various Ernst and Young scholarships in order to help accounting students obtain their degrees and find success in the accounting profession.

Foster family
Jun 28, 2021

Foster family sets up fellowship for Junior Accounting Faculty

The University of Northern Iowa holds a special place in the hearts’ of Rod and Heidi Foster. Rod started his long career in accounting because of his education at the College of Business. UNI is also where he met his wife, Heidi, a graduate of the chemistry program. They now have two grown sons—one of which is also a UNI graduate. Because of their UNI experience, Rod and Heidi both feel the need to give back to the university and repay it for giving them the tools and experiences to be successful in business and life.

UNI Campanile
Jun 07, 2021

Accounting professor doubles as an established painter

Tim Lindquist began painting when he was just a teenager. A friend invited him over to learn how to create a dog on canvas, and Lindquist was hooked. He asked for paints that Christmas and considered majoring in art at college. But he chose accounting instead, becoming an educator and professor at the College of Business.