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Jackaline Baldwin Dunlap (C '60)

Friday, February 21, 2014  
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It is with deep sadness that I share with you that Trustee Jackaline Baldwin Dunlap, C '60, and member of the Board of Trustees since 1982, died on Thursday, February 20, 2014.  

Jackaline was born in a farmhouse outside Jesup, Iowa where she learned about responsibility and hard work.  Determined to succeed, her education began in a one room schoolhouse and led her to graduate first in her high school class while working in a local bank. 

The University of Dubuque recruited Jackaline, with former Life Member of the Board and UD alumnus Rev. Dr. Eugene Siekmann, serving on staff at the University at the time, even driving to Jesup to pick her up and bring her to Dubuque!  The University provided a work program and the necessary financial assistance to enable Jackaline to enroll, opening up a whole new world to her.  Jackaline exploited every opportunity as a leader in student government, editor of the school newspaper, and even Homecoming Queen. 

The business world was a magnet to Jackaline, and she achieved her goal of becoming one of Iowa's first women stockbrockers and established her own firm, Baldwin & Company.  She sold the firm in 1973, and from then on assisted her spouse, Paul, in building his Hawkeye Bancorporation into a major Iowa banking organization. 

In appreciation for what she always said the University had done for her, the Dunlaps established the Jackaline Baldwin Dunlap Distinguished American Lectureship, which had brought, during its tenure, virtually every leading American economist to Dubuque for interaction with students, faculty and community.   

Elected to the Board in 1982, Jackaline Baldwin Dunlap played a role in developing and, later in 1998, reaffirming the institution's Mission and Vision and, through her ongoing and generous support, ensuring its future. 

In 1997, it was her major gift that made possible the state of the art technology center that carries her name.  This center enabled the Seminary to secure funding from the Lilly Endowment to start its distance education program, and since that time Jackaline remained a consistent and generous supporter of the program which became a leader in its field.  Jackaline likewise generously supported the University's Computer Graphics and Interactive Media program and student learning opportunities in Europe. 

I ask that you remember her husband, Paul, and her family in your thoughts and prayers.  Jackaline was deeply committed to this University, and while generous to so many, asked very little for herself.  We honor her memory best by working every day to make her school a place of hope and promise for students, who like her, will get their start in life here.   

We will remember Jackaline and give thanks to God for her life during our annual University Service of Thanksgiving & Remembrance scheduled this year on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Heritage Center. 

Jeffrey F. Bullock, Ph.D.

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