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UNI students awarded scholarship from CCIM Institute

January 27, 2003
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Art Cox, UNI associate professor of finance and director of real estate education, (319) 273-6986
Thomas Nordstrom, CCIM, CCIM Institute liaison for the University Scholarship program in Iowa, (319) 398-7917
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Two students from the University of Northern Iowa are the recipients of a $1,000 scholarship. Levi Franzen, a senior real estate major from Elkader and Lisa Gaul, a senior finance major from Strawberry Point, have each been awarded a University Scholarship from the Education Foundation of the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Institute.

'The students were selected by the Iowa CCIM Chapter based on a combination of high achievement in academics, leadership and volunteer activities,' said Thomas Nordstrom, CCIM, who is the CCIM Institute's liaison for the University Scholarship Program in Iowa.

In addition to the scholarship, Franzen and Gaul were also awarded free tuition to the CCIM Institute's Core 101 Course: 'Financial Analysis For Commercial Investment Real Estate.' The course is part of the institute's curriculum leading to the CCIM designation, and is valued at more than $1,000.

The CCIM Institute, with over 14,000 members, provides educational programs and services for professionals in commercial and investment real estate as well as allied industries. It awards the CCIM designation to individuals who complete a prescribed series of university-level courses in advanced concepts and techniques in commercial real estate.