Iowa Wesleyan University alumni honored for service and successWritten by Theresa Rose on September 24, 2015
The Iowa Wesleyan University Alumni Association will honor two of the University’s graduates with special awards during the annual Alumni Banquet on Friday, September 25.
THE DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD IS PRESENTED TO THOSE WHO HAVE ATTAINED OUTSTANDING SUCCESS AND ACHIEVEMENT OR GIVEN EXTRAORDINARY SERVICE TO THEIR COMMUNITY, CHURCH, COUNTRY OR EDUCATIONAL ENDEAVOR.
Robert D. Spina ’64
Bob is the founding member of The Spina Group with UBS, a wealth management firm. With over 40 years as a Financial Advisor, he has appeared on CNN Financial News, Bloomberg Television, WLNY-TV, Fox 5, and News 12 Long Island as well as CBS Radio 880, 1010 WINS and Bloomberg Financial Radio.
Bob was featured on the cover of Investment Advisor Magazine, the magazine’s first feature ever on a retail broker and in the December 2012 issue of Forbes Magazine. For five years, Bob was also heard on “Money Watch,” a nationally aired radio show.
A 1964 graduate of Iowa Wesleyan and former member of the Board of Trustees, Bob earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics, including additional business studies in London, England. When asked about his favorite memories of Iowa Wesleyan, he especially remembers the friendships he formed on campus. He credits Iowa Wesleyan for his successful career in finance and says that Wesleyan will always have an everlasting effect on his life.
Bob is a Trustee for the Village of Brookville as well as the Director of Emergency Management. He is a member of the Hearing Board for the New York Stock Exchange. An avid sportsman, Bob is a member and Governor of the Brookville Country Club, a CYO coach, past Commodore of the Huntington Yacht Club, and a former Pop Warner football coach.
His most notable accomplishment was being a recipient of the George Bush President’s Volunteer Gold Service Award, having received this national honor from the President of the United States to recognize his valuable contributions as a volunteer in 2005, 2006 and 2007.
Bob, his wife, Mariellen, and their two sons reside in Brookville, New York.
THE ALUMNI SERVICE AWARD GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED FAITHFULLY IN HELPING TO DEVELOP A GREATER IOWA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY.
Jurine Borton Moore ’60
Jurine taught for 25 years and coached for 18. In 1985 she served as one of Iowa’s first farm mediators and served as a business consultant for 21 years. Jurine served on the advisory committee for the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) and in 1978-1979 held the position as state chairperson. In addition to receiving awards for her athletic and career efforts, Jurine was an advocate for the IGHSAU giving speeches for women’s sports. She has also been active with the Iowa State University Extension Service and served on the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board.
Her most prestigious awards came in 1976 when she was recognized by the IGHSAU for her efforts in promoting Iowa girls high school track. In 1999 she earned the ‘Volunteer for Public Service Award’ from Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack.
Iowa Wesleyan provided Jurine with a wide variety of learning opportunities and ways to be involved. She played basketball, was a life guard, worked on the Tiger news staff, was selected for Homecoming Royalty, and a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha chapter. She was president of the IWC Home Ec Club and vice president of the Iowa College Home Ec Club.
Upon enrollment at Iowa Wesleyan, Jurine was the first person to use a National 4-H Scholarship at a college other than a land grant university. She graduated with a double major in physical education and home economics.
Jurine has continued to attend events, encourage classmates to participate, recruit students, support IW, and has served as a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and was the Class of ’60 Representative. She is also a long time member of the IW Heritage Club.
Since retiring she co-authored a book called “Milford Township And Proud of It!”
Jurine has one daughter, Mashall Rana, and has helped raise seven foster children. She resides in Marion, Iowa.
For a complete overview of the 2015 Homecoming schedule of events click here: http://www.iw.edu/alumni/homecoming/