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Award presented by state treasurer's association

Certificates of Appreciation for Distinguished Service were presented to three Dordt College business administration students by the Iowa State County Treasurers Association.

Receiving recognition were Dena Wentz, a junior from Menno, South Dakota; Matthew De Koekkoek, a senior from Kalamazoo, Michigan; and Expozito Gidiglo, a senior from Ghana.

The certificates were awarded to thank the trio for input they provided in developing a marketing plan for the state’s on-line tax payment option.

Sioux County Treasurer Robert Hagey contacted both Dordt College and Northwestern College business departments to see if marketing classes might be interested in brainstorming ways to promote the state’s website, which allows taxpayers to log on and pay taxes via credit card.

At Dordt, instructor Bernie Weidenaar arranged for three students to meet with Hagey in a typical consultation setting. The meeting resulted in some excellent marketing ideas, for which the students involved were awarded both the state plaques and Pizza Ranch certificates to enjoy locally.