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A Gift From the Heart
Improving the Student Experience at UNI
"It's a privilege to work with high-achieving students from their first semester at UNI to graduation," says Jessica Moon Asa '98. "College is a time of incredible growth, and I get to see the maturity and focus that develops during the students' time with us. It's gratifying to help them through the honors thesis process as seniors and see the undergraduate research and creative work they are capable of. The quality of their work never ceases to amaze me!"
Jessica is the director of the University Honors Program at the University of Northern Iowa, a position she has held since 2004. Not only does she provide academic support, she also contributes to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Dean's Fund for Excellence and Panther Scholarship Club, and has made a planned gift to benefit UNI.
Jessica explains why she gives: "UNI has a special place in my heart—both from my own educational experience and as a professional. Naming the UNI Foundation as one of the beneficiaries of my IRA was a straightforward and easy way for me to extend my support beyond my lifetime."
Jessica adds, "My main focus right now is strengthening our institution each day through the work I do with students. My planned gift is an additional way for me to show my commitment to UNI, what it represents and my belief in the important role it plays. The interesting thing about setting up a future gift is that once it's done, you can get right back to improving the student experience in the present!"
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