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AEGON Transamerica Foundation supports CFA preparation, international opportunities for UNIBusiness students

April 27, 2011

Cindy Nodorft, manager of corporate communications, AEGON Transamerica Foundation,

Farzad Moussavi, dean, UNI College of Business Administration, 319-273-6240

Bill Calhoun, president, UNI Foundation, 319-273-2487

Rebecca Schultze, communications and public relations manager, UNI College of Business Administration, 319-273-3309,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- More international and professional preparation opportunities will be available to students enrolled in the University of Northern Iowa College of Business Administration (UNIBusiness) thanks to a $300,000 endowment from the AEGON Transamerica Foundation.

The gift, part of the university's $150 million Imagine the Impact campaign, will support students preparing to take the Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) exam and students who want to study abroad and participate in international internships.

"Professional certifications and overseas experiences help our students become more valuable employees for international businesses like AEGON," said UNIBusiness Dean Farzad Moussavi."Gifts such as this remove the financial barriers that can deter students from pursuing these opportunities. Our students are willing to put in the time and effort to prepare for their careers, and we're grateful to the AEGON Transamerica Foundation for making it possible for them to do so."

In the U.S. the AEGON/Transamerica companies, employ nearly 200 UNI graduates in accounting, real estate, finance and information technology.

"We're honored and excited to be a part of making meaningful opportunities like this possible," said AEGON Transamerica Foundation President David Blankenship.