Jackaline Baldwin Dunlap (C '60)
Friday, February 21, 2014
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
Jeffrey F. Bullock, Ph.D.