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UNI receives $10 million gift for scholarships


CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) - A West Des Moines couple has pledged $10 million for scholarships for University of Northern Iowa students.

Officials at the Cedar Falls university said the gift from Mark and Jill Oman is the largest ever received from UNI graduates and the largest ever for student scholarships.

Mark Oman is senior executive vice president of Wells Fargo & Co. and co-chair of the University's $150 million "Imagine the Impact" campaign.

The campaign has raised $109 million since it began in 2005 and is scheduled to continue through 2013.

UNI President Ben Allen says the Omans' gift will make a "profound impact" on future generations of students.

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