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UNI honors Dorothea Dean for dedication to music in education

May 16, 2011

Diane Curtis, director of planed giving, UNI Foundation, 319-273-6078

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Dorothea Dean received the Howard V. Jones Leadership and Philanthropy in the Arts award during the recent Crème de la Crème concert at the University of Northern Iowa's Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC).

Ed Gallagher, on behalf of the UNI Foundation, presented the award to Dean for her leadership and philanthropy in the arts and the many ways in which she supports the arts. After her husband's death, she established the Robert Dean Memorial Endowed Scholarship and the Dorothea and Robert Dean Endowed Visiting Artist/Scholars Series for the UNI School of Music.

The endowments provide scholarships for music students and support the School of Music residency program, which has provided residencies for 67 world-class professional artists.

"A strong basic education, coupled with music education, produces a child who is a winner in life," said Dean.

The Howard V. Jones Leadership and Philanthropy in the Arts award was established in honor of Howard V. Jones, a UNI emeritus professor of history, outstanding supporter of the arts and longtime director of the UNI Artists and Chamber Music Series.

For more information, contact Diane Curtis at 319-273-6078