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About the Gerdin Business Building

About the Gerdin Business Building 2017-05-11T13:58:16+00:00

Meet the Russ & Ann Gerdin

Who better to drive the College of Business building initiative than transportation leader Russell Gerdin and his wife, Ann? The couple, from Coralville, Iowa, started it all with their $10 million lead gift in the fall of 1998. In honor of
the Gerdins’ commitment and leadership, the new College of Business facility, which opened in 2004, was named the Gerdin Business Building.

Both Russ and Ann Gerdin were born in Minnesota and earned their degrees from Moorhead State University. Ann received a degree in elementary education and is a former teacher. Russ received a degree in business. He founded Heartland Express, Inc., a highly successful trucking firm, in 1978 and served as its president, chairman, and chief executive officer. He passed away in October 2011.

Russ was a member of the College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council. He and Ann made another major gift to the college, a $1 million donation which helped launch the college’s PhD program in business and technology. The Gerdins have also supported several other projects, including the Russell and Ann Gerdin American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Iowa City and gifts to the University of Iowa and their alma mater, Moorhead State University.

“It has been our desire to be fortunate enough to give toward the advancement of higher education, particularly in Iowa. We made the fit to Iowa State because we feel it is heading in the right direction. And for the College of Business to grow, its number one priority is a dedicated, prominent facility,” said Russ.

Named Spaces

Accenture Seminar Room
2114 Gerdin Business Building

Bill and Elizabeth Goodwin Team Room
1114 Gerdin Business Building

David and Deb Kingland Supply Chain and Information Systems Suite
2340 Gerdin Business Building

Daniel and Sharon Krieger Boardroom
2201 Gerdin Business Building

Eugene and Lillian McLaughlin Team Room
1114 Gerdin Business Building

Gary and Margaret Pint Classroom
2133 Gerdin Business Building

George and Marcia Pike Schaller Seminar Room
3164 Gerdin Business Building

Kelley and Joan Bergstrom Commons
1147 Gerdin Business Building

Skinner Seminar Room
0330 Gerdin Business Building

Ric and Carol Jurgens Conference Room
2320 Gerdin Business Building

Robert H. Cox Dean’s Suite
2200 Gerdin Business Building

Steve and Becky Smith Management and Marketing Suite
2350 Floor Gerdin Business Building

Steven and Rose Ann Schuler Seminar Room
2113 Gerdin Business Building

Union Pacific Undergraduate Programs Office
1200 Gerdin Business Building

William L. Varner Accounting and Finance Suite
2330 Gerdin Business Building

Amos O. Hughes Team Room
2138 Gerdin Business Building

Dr. Charles B. Handy Graduate Programs Office
1360 Gerdin Business Building

Raisbeck Career Services Center
1320 Gerdin Business Building

Droste Den
1140 Gerdin Business Building

First National Bank, Ames, Iowa Faculty/Staff Lounge
2368 Gerdin Business Building

Gary and Susan Streit Help Room
2137 Gerdin Business Building

Jacobson Companies Classroom
2134 Gerdin Business Building

Murray and Valerie Wise Foyer
1145 Gerdin Business Building

Principal Financial Group Teaching Help Room
2139 Gerdin Business Building

Richard and Joan Stark Lecture Hall
1148 Gerdin Business Building

RSM McGladrey Interaction Space
0140 Gerdin Business Building

Steve and Debbie Bergstrom Computer Lab
1122 Gerdin Business Building

Tahira and Labh Hira Graduate Student Lounge
2141 Gerdin Business Building

Wells Fargo & Company Classroom
2117 Gerdin Business Building

Paul and Joyce Dostart Granite Staircase
Ground to First Floor, Gerdin Business Building