Ali Sieren, assistant director of annual giving, UNI Foundation, (319) 273-6078
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Breuss family of West Des Moines will be honored as the University of Northern Iowa 2002 Family of the Year by the UNI Parents Association on Saturday, Sept. 21. Their recognition is a part of the annual UNI Family Fest celebration Friday through Sunday, Sept. 20-22.
They will be honored at an outdoor tailgate event, from 2 to 4 p.m., prior to the UNI football game against Stephen F. Austin State University in the UNI-Dome. They will also receive recognition at halftime of the football game.
The Breuss family includes parents Rick and Rose, and their children Ricki and Katelyn. Ricki, a UNI senior management major, nominated his family for the award because of their continuous support, teaching and guidance.
Rick and Rose live in West Des Moines, where Rick works as a Corporate Auditor for Principal Financial and Rose is a Marketing Coordinator for the McGowen, Hurst, Clark, and Smith CPA firm.
Ricki will graduate from UNI in May 2003 with a degree in business management. He has served as President of the Student Alumni Ambassadors and house manager for the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and been a member of the SAVE Organization: Mentors in Violence Prevention, the Wellness and Recreation Advisory Committee, the summer orientation staff and the Sigma Iota Service Fraternity.
Katelyn is 16 years old and attends West Des Moines Dowling High School.
For more information, contact Ali Sieren, UNI Office of Development, (319) 273-6078.