Buena Vista University Community Campaign Volunteer Teams Announced – Kickoff Event on Oct. 11

STORM LAKE, IA (09/22/2017) (readMedia)-- Buena Vista University (BVU) has announced the volunteer team members for this year's Community Campaign.

Members of Co-Chair Steve Berg's team are Jeff Bowles and Brandon Frank of Zone Home Entertainment, Elissa Doebel of King's Pointe Waterpark Resort, Chad Halder of Citizens 1st National Bank, Tom James of Stille Pierce & Pertzborn, and Margie Robinson of Century 21 The Professional Group.

Members of Co-Chair Dr. Dan Douglas' team are Bryan Baumhover of Fareway, Nick Brown of Nick Brown Law Firm, Ben Dvergsten of Security Trust & Savings Bank, Nancy Jensen of Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home and Smokin' Hereford, Matt Phillips of Stifel Nicolaus, and Kent Smith of Stalcup Ag Service, Inc.

Phone volunteers are Matt Brostad of Buena Vista County and Joshua Newhouse of Thrivent Financial.

"We are very fortunate to have a wonderful group of volunteers to lead our Community Campaign," said Barbara Aiona, director of annual campaigns. "As ambassadors of BVU and active members of our area, they make a compelling case to their peers in the business community for the need to support BVU."

BVU is an independent university whose funding depends on sources beyond student tuition and fees. Contributions to the Community Campaign help support the University's annual operating expenses, which provide resources for scholarships and development of innovative academic programs, internships and undergraduate research opportunities.

The Community Campaign, which has a goal of $125,000 this year, kicks off on Wednesday, Oct. 11, with a Storm Lake United Business After Hours reception at 5 p.m. in the Dows Conference Center in the Harold Walter Siebens Forum on the BVU campus. The event is open to the public and free to attend.

For additional information about BVU's 2017-18 Community Campaign, contact Barbara Aiona at 712.749.2101 or aionab@bvu.edu.

About Buena Vista University

Since 1891, Buena Vista University has prepared students for lifelong success and blends liberal arts with real-world applications. Our traditional campus on the shores of Storm Lake hosts students in a variety of majors and pre-professional programs, including elementary, secondary, and special education; business and accounting; and biological and chemical sciences. Our 16 degree-completion locations, online, and graduate programs expand student potential with a pace and academic rigor designed for working adults and a variety of class formats that make scheduling even more convenient. With an average scholarship of more than 50 percent off of tuition, BVU is an affordable option for all students. Visit www.bvu.edu.