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Greg Hunt – Iowa State

Co-Founder, CyGold

Road to Greatness


The Iowa State University Alumni Association established the Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award in 1968 to recognize outstanding seniors who display high character, outstanding achievement in academics and university/community activities, and promise for continuing these exemplary qualities as alumni. Iowa Gamma (Iowa State) Phi Greg Hunt is one of five Iowa State students to win this year’s award.

Greg Hunt has charted new territory in connecting the ISU College of Business with Wall Street. He has done more, says Raisbeck Endowed Dean David Spalding, than any other student in recent memory to open up the networking pipeline between Ames and New York City. As a result, Greg is now employed with Barclays and has prepared a presentation called “Making Wall Street” to inspire other Iowa Staters in their finance careers.

Greg is co-founder and president of CyGold, the first student-run and created financial literacy program on a college campus anywhere in the U.S. Under his leadership, the program touched the lives of more than 200 students every semester. Greg also founded the Iowa State Investment Banking Group, working with administrators in the College of Business to improve alumni networks in Chicago and New York City. As a student, Greg also shared his financial knowledge and passion as the Dance Marathon finance director, Phi Delta Theta-Iowa Gamma treasurer,  Government of the Student Body finance committee, and chair of the GSB Student Debt Reduction Committee. He was a Larch Hall community adviser, Business Learning Teams peer mentor, Business Council member, and a student representative to the ISU Athletic Advisory Council.

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