Wipfli gives $75,000 for new UW-Whitewater business building

WHITEWATER ­ The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater announced today that the
accounting firm Wipfli has given a $75,000 gift in support of the new
College of Business and Economics building, Timothy J. Hyland Hall, and
accounting student scholarships.

³Wipfli has been a long-time friend and supporter of the college¹s
accounting program through recruitment, internships, involvement in the
advisory board and visits to classes and student organization meetings,²
College of Business and Economics Dean Christine Clements said.  ³We are
extremely grateful for their willingness to invest in the future of the
college and its students with their generous gift to our new business

³Our mission at Wipfli is to provide commitment to the local communities we
serve,² Mike Yankunas, a partner at Wipfli and 1972 UW-Whitewater alumnus,
said.  ³The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has provided many quality
employees to Wipfli, and it is our duty to provide the support needed to
maintain that level of quality of education at UW-Whitewater.²

Wipfli has more than 800 employees in 15 offices throughout Wisconsin and
Minnesota. Nearly 50 Wipfli employees received undergraduate degrees from

The new $41 million College of Business and Economics building, Timothy J.
Hyland Hall, will be completed by fall 2009. The building will include a
state-of-the-art trading room, 38 hi-tech classrooms, a 400-seat auditorium,
two 150-seat lecture halls, five computer labs, a center for entrepreneurial
development, a global research center, a fiscal economic research center and
an international studies room.