Continuing her legacy of student mentorship and advocacy for women leaders in the workplace, University of Iowa alumna Janice Ellig recently welcomed 17 graduates of the UI Department of Health Management and Policy to New York City for a weekend of networking, career guidance, and social interaction.
The guests of honor – all recipients of a scholarship Ellig established 20 years ago in memory of her sister, Adrienne Astolfi Eddins – were treated to a variety of activities arranged by Ellig, including a Manhattan dinner cruise, a guided tour of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, and a performance of the musical “Hamilton” at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway. The Adrienne Astolfi Eddins’ Health Management Scholarship is awarded each fall to an entering female student in the College of Public Health’s Master of Health Administration program.
Ellig (1968 B.B.A.) is chief executive officer of the Ellig Group, a leading firm in the executive search field whose practice focuses on identifying, recruiting, developing, and onboarding more diverse executive talent for senior-level appointments in the C-suite and boardroom.
Other guests during the Aug. 2-4 weekend included Gwen Archibald, director of student services and academic program support in the Department of Health Management and Policy; Jean Sheeley, the department’s former director of student services; and Tom DePrenger, vice president at the UI Center for Advancement.