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2012 Tipton Award - Toni Madeira, '88


The Tipton Award is presented by the Student Senate to honor an alumna or alumnus who has made an outstanding service contribution to Park University.  It was endowed by Mary Lou and Bill Tipton, both class of 1928.   Throughout their lives the Tiptons served Park University through the Alumni Association, Friends of the Library and the Park University Board of Trustees.  Their many gifts of time, talent and funds are too numerous to mention here. The first Tipton Award presentation was made in 1991.


2012 Tipton Award Recipient
Toni Madeira, '88

Toni Madeira, ’88, serves on the Alumni Council and the School of Business Advisory Council.
She is instrumental in providing opportunities for students to network with alumni and
 to participate in community service projects. She is responsible for the creation of the
Alumni Match, the new alumni mentoring program. Madeira is chief financial officer of
Candace Bennett and Associates, a consulting firm focused on market research,
communications, and organizational assessment and development.


Photo, left to right:
Toni Madeira with Clarinda Creighton, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs