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Mick and Judy Guttau receive Alumni Medal from Iowa State University Alumni Association

November 9, 2022

Ames, Iowa, November 9, 2022 - During its annual Homecoming Celebration on Nov. 4, the Iowa State University Alumni Association conferred upon Mick and Judy Guttau of Treynor, Iowa, the Alumni Medal.

The Iowa State University Alumni Association established this award in 1948 to recognize ISU alumni for long loyal service to the university through alumni-related activities. It is the premier award given to alumni by the ISU Alumni Association.

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Pictures above left to right: Wendy Wintersteen, President of Iowa State University, Mick and Judy Guttau, and Jeff Johnson, the Lora and Russ Talbot Endowed President & CEO of the ISU Alumni Association at the awards ceremony on November 4.

Mick Guttau graduated from Iowa State in 1969 with a bachelor’s degree in farm operations. Judy Guttau graduated from Iowa State in 1968 with a bachelor’s degree in home economics education.

Upon graduation, Mick became a decorated helicopter pilot serving during the Vietnam War. After returning from Vietnam, he worked as a loan officer at a Treynor community bank for several years. In 1978, Mick and Judy were approached with the opportunity to buy the bank and came to own what is now known as TS Bank. They worked side-by-side for over 40 years and, together, they have fostered a do-good culture within both the bank and their community as well.

The Guttau’s passion for family, work, and community goes well beyond their bank, and it is evident in their dedication to Iowa State. Mick and Judy both serve as governors for the ISU Foundation, have taken leadership roles on the Forever True Campaign Committee and ISU Parents Committee, and are both Order of the Knoll members. Mick has also served on the ISU Alumni Association Board of Directors and on the ISU Athletics Council from 2009-2015.

They are Cyclone sweethearts, and their love includes all of Iowa State. Additionally, they are life members of ISU Alumni Association.

"We honestly are still in shock, but so very humbled. We are honored to be recognized by our alma mater that we love so much. Go Cyclones!" said both Mick and Judy Guttau.

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Pictured above: Mick and Judy Guttau receiving their Alumni Medal form Wendy Wintersteen, President of Iowa State University.

Outside of Iowa State, Mick and Judy are longtime members of the Treynor Optimist Club, the Good News Jail and Prison Ministry Pott Co., and the Four Corners Community Foundation.

Together, Mick and Judy have received multiple community service awards including the Red Cross Heroes of the Heartland Honorary Chm in 2019, the Treynor Athletic Booster Bash Honorary Chm and the Assure Honorary Chm in 2018, the State of Iowa Governor’s Volunteer Award in 2016, and the Heartland Family Service Leadership Award in 2011.

Recipients of the 2022 Homecoming awards were honored at the 91st Annual Honors & Awards Ceremony in CY Stephens Auditorium on Friday, Nov. 4. For more information on the 2022 Honors & Awards Ceremony, visit www.isualum.org and visit this year's recipients here

About ISU Alumni Association: Founded in 1878, the ISU Alumni Association’s long-held mission is to facilitate the lifetime connection of alumni, students, and friends with Iowa State University and each other. The following ISU Alumni Association awards are conferred at the Honors & Awards Ceremony at Homecoming each fall. For more information visit www.isualum.org

About TS Bank: TS Bank’s mission is to Ignite Prosperity® in the communities it serves. Leading the resurgence of community banking, TS Bank reinvests 10 percent of their net income locally; hosting educational events and partners with local organizations and non-profits. TS Bank was chartered in 1923 and has $365 million in assets, along with the largest Iowa state-chartered C-Corp trust department west of Des Moines at nearly $218 million in assets named TS Prosperity Group. Locations include Treynor, Macedonia, Atlantic, Corning, Council Bluffs and Ames, Iowa. For more information visit www.tsbank.com