Alumnus Nate Klein ’07 was awarded the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) National Alumnus of the Year Award. The award recognizes the achievement of one outstanding SIFE alumnus who has used the SIFE experiences to excel in life and the career field, and who has continued to make a difference in the lives of others.
Klein accepted the award at the 2012 SIFE National Convention on May 23 in Kansas City. Klein is the second Mount Mercy alumnus to have received this prestigious award, joining TonyDickinson ’02, who won the award in 2009.
A 2007 graduate with degrees in marketing and management, Klein also holds an MBA from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., and is pursuing a Ph.D. in leadership from Creighton University. He currently serves as the manager of process innovation and control at Aflac in Columbus, Ohio.
“Nate Klein’s enthusiasm is contagious — he inspired his fellow students, his teachers and the people he served through his countless volunteer projects,” says Interim Assistant Provost/Dean of Adult Programs Tom Castle, who has served as a SIFE faculty advisor. “Nate changed the lives of many people during his time at Mount Mercy, and we couldn’t be more proud of him.”