Lilia A. Abron
Achievement 1993

Lilia A. Abron, 72PhD, is the first African-American woman in the nation—and the third woman at the UI—to receive a doctorate in chemical engineering. In 1978, after a teaching career at Tennessee State University, Vanderbilt Univer ...

Leon J. Aden
Service 2014

Leon J. Aden, 80BS, 82MS, regularly travels the globe as a top-level geologist with ExxonMobil, but he still finds time to return to the University of Iowa as a dedicated volunteer, mentor, and advisor. When he's not busy leadi ...

Philip Adler
Service 1966

Davenport publisher Philip D. Alder, '26BA, a recognized "benefactor and constant friend to the University of Iowa," received one of the U of I's highest honors this June as recipient of the fourth annual Distinguished Service Award. Adler, pre ...

Rolena Adorno
Achievement 2001

Rolena Adorno, 64BA, professor of Latin American literature at Yale University, is an esteemed scholar and leading literary critic who has helped shape the new landscape of Latin American literary studies in this country. When she earned her ba ...

Richard R. Albrecht
Achievement 2002

Richard R. Albrecht, 58BA, 61JD, has achieved personal and professional success that took him from a small Iowa farm to prestigious law offices with international significance. However, Albrecht has never forgotten the values instilled by his family an ...

Margaret (Walker) Alexander
Achievement 1988

Margaret Walker Alexander, 40MA, 65PhD, exemplifies an unforgettable generation of gifted Black Americans who were able to overcome, in part, the social inequality that still plagues our society. Her 30-year struggle to perfect the novel Jubilee ...

William D. Allard (Duck's Breath Mystery Theatre)
Service 1988

Ducks Breath Mystery Theatre has been quacking up audiences for more than a decade. The Ducks' outrageous comedy troupe—William D. Allard (75MFA), Daniel J. Coffey (75MFA), Merle B. Dessl ...

Thomas J. Anderson
Achievement 2006

Thomas Jefferson T. J. Anderson is regarded as one of the most important American composers of our time for his ability to create music that transcends national, cultural, and ethnic boundaries, melding classical Eastern and Western traditions with t ...

Robert T. Anderson
Service 2013

Robert T. Anderson, 67BA, 72MA, has spent his entire career building bridges between Iowa and the larger world through his role as president and founder of the nonprofit Iowa Resource for International Service (IRIS) and his tireless work in education ...

Mary A. Anderson Blegen
Achievement 2016

Mary A. Anderson Blegen, 75MA, 87PhD, is an internationally known nurse scientist and educator who has helped transform patient care in hospital settings. Throughout her distinguished career, Blegen earned a reputation as an ...

Walter A. Anneberg
Service 1970

Walter A. Anneberg moved to Carroll, Iowa, with his family as a teenager and enrolled in the University of Iowa in 1917. Seven years later, he returned to Carroll and, with the exception of World War II service, he has practiced medicine in that commun ...

Mikio Arie
Achievement 1985

Mikio Arie, president of Hokkaido University, Japan, is one of the UI's most loyal graduates (55MS) and staunchest supporters. While rising to international preeminence in his field of fluid mechanics, he has always maintained a close relationship with ...

Irving Ariel
Achievement 1986

Irving Ariel is one of the eminent men in the world of medicine and research who has brought honor to himself and his industry, while keeping his patients' interests always in the forefront of his activities. This humble scholar and gentle phys ...

Benjamin R. Armstrong
Young 1994

Benjamin R. "B.J." Armstrong 89BA, a member of the three-time NBA champion Chicago Bulls, has established himself as one of the best point guards in professional basketball. Ranked fourth on the Hawkeyes' all-time scoring list and Iowa's career leader ...

Cheryl R. Arvidson
Young 1980

Ms. Arvidson was editor of the Daily Iowan student newspaper during her senior year at the UI in 1968-69. Upon graduation, she joined UPI in Des Moines as a staff reporter, and, in 1970, she was named bureau chief, a position which she held unt ...

James E. Ashton
Achievement 1989

James W. Ashton, 64BSCE, is vice president and general manager of the Naval Systems Division of the FMC Corporation and president of Ashton and Associates, a management consulting firm. An engineer, author, scholar, and entrepreneur, Ashton epi ...

Dr. Lois Austin
Service 1967

Dr. Lois Austin, Pittsburgh, Pa., president of the national League for Nursing. Dr. Austin is a 1931 nursing graduate of the U of I and during her two terms as president of the National League for Nursing she has been recognized for outstanding nationa ...

Myrtle Kitchell Aydelotte
Faculty Staff 1997

Myrtle Kitchell "Kitch" Aydelotte, the first dean of the UI College of Nursing, has been one of the most distinguished leaders in the field of nursing education in the US for nearly half a century. Named dean in 1949 after serving in the US Army Nurse ...

Ray V. Bailey
Service 1991

Ray V. Bailey, 35BA, 37JD, has embodied the ideal of service in his long and fruitful career, working tirelessly to benefit his community, the state, and the University of Iowa. Whether it was a neighbor in need of legal advice or a UI event in need of ...

Bil B. Baird
Achievement 1985

Bil B. Baird, 26BA, has made a unique contribution to society; for more than 50 years, Mr. Baird has entertained and enriched the lives of children—and adults—with his marionette and puppet shows. Since presenting his first puppet show at t ...

Patrick Baird
Achievement 2003

Patrick Baird, 76BBA, serves as president and chief executive officer of AEGON USA, the fifth largest insurance company in the U.S., where he has received national recognition for his successes throughout his 20 years with the company. Baird's ...

Professor Emeritus A. Craig Baird
Service 1974

Professor Emeritus A. Craig Baird, a pioneer in the development of speech as an academic discipline, is author of numerous texts on argumentation, debate and public discussion and is the recognized authority in the field of rhetorical criticism as rela ...

Dale Baker
Service 2016

Dale Baker, 68BBA, and Linda Ihrke Baker, 68BA, are longtime University of Iowa advocates who have used their achievements in the areas of health care and education to create life-changing opportunities for UI students ...

Linda Ihrke Baker
Service 2016

Dale Baker, 68BBA, and Linda Ihrke Baker, 68BA, are longtime University of Iowa advocates who have used their achievements in the areas of health care and education to create life-changing opportunities for UI students ...

Steven W. Baker (Duck's Breath Mystery Theatre)
Service 1988

Ducks Breath Mystery Theatre has been quacking up audiences for more than a decade. The Ducks' outrageous comedy troupe—William D. Allard (75MFA), Daniel J. Coffey (75MFA), Merle B. Dessl ...

John J Balles
Achievement 1990

John J. Balles, 42BSC, 47MA, an economist, banker, and educator, has had an accomplished career in the field of finance. After studying economics at the UI, Balles went on to Ohio State University, where he earned a PhD and joined the faculty as an ass ...

Albert Bandura
Achievement 2005

Albert Bandura, 51MA, 52PhD, is one of the most eminent psychologists of our time, having been recently ranked in the Review of General Psychology among the top psychologists of the 20th century—fourth only to B. F. Skinner, Jean Piaget, a ...

Avery L. Bang
Young Alumni 2014

Avery L. Bang, 07BA, 07BSE, one of the top 10 engineers under the age of 30 in the United States, has used her skills to help transform rural communities in underserved nations by building bridges. Bang began her globally signi ...

Nancy Barcelo
Achievement 2010

Nancy "Rusty" Barceló, 72MA, 80PhD, is a pioneer for multiculturalism who has literally changed the face of higher education in America. Throughout an illustrious career in academic administration that spans four decades, including 20 trailblaz ...

Joel D. Barkan
Faculty/Staff 2014

Joel D. Barkan and Sandra "Sandy" Hackman Barkan, 84PhD, brought international education to life at the University of Iowa, helping establish Iowa's reputation as a cosmopolitan institution that welcomes students from ...

Milton E. Barrent
Service 1980

Dr. Milton E. Barrent is a native of Sioux City and a graduate of Central High School there. After receiving his medical degree, he served with the Army medical Corps until 1946, attaining the rank of major. In 1946, Dr. Barrent returned to fin ...

C.F. Barrett
Service 2002

C.F. "Larry" Barrett, knows what it means to serve people's needs. For 52 years, this dentist and University of Iowa graduate took pride in providing personalized care and service to patients in his Davenport, Iowa, practice. Even after his retirement ...

Theodore J. Bauer
Achievement 1997

Theodore J. "Ted" Bauer, 33MD, 34BS, was born in Iowa City and educated in its parochial schools before entering the UI as an undergraduate. The son of a hardworking family that lost both its broom factory and farm during the Depression, Bauer worked h ...

Laura E. Beane Freeman
Young 2012

Laura E. Beane Freeman, 99MS, 03PhD, is a young researcher and scholar whose highly lauded work at the National Cancer Institute has placed her among the nation's premier experts on the occupational causes of cancer. In fact, her groundbreaking ...

Charles W. Becker
Service 2014

Charles W. Becker, 76BA, has devoted his professional life to working with people with disabilities, transforming a fledgling program into a state-of-the art camp that offers courage and inspiration to more than 6,500 people each year. ...

Samuel L. Becker
Service 1994

Samuel L. Becker, 47BA, 49MA, 53PhD, has devoted most of his professional career to the University of Iowa. A Quincy, Illinois, native, Becker began working at the UI 54 years ago, when he washed pots and pans at Currier Hall as an undergraduat ...

P. Sue Beckwith
Service 2010

P. Sue Beckwith, 80BS, 84MD, is a gifted surgeon trained at the University of Iowa who has given back to her alma mater through selfless service and generosity. Beckwith first graduated from the UI in 1980 with a bachelor's of science degree in ...

Clifford H. Beem
Service 1967

Clifford H. Beem, longtime dean of Mason City Junior College, now director of arts and sciences at North Iowa Area Community College. He received the B.A. degree from Drake University in 1924 and the M.A. from the U of I in 1931. During the period of h ...

David W. Belin
Friend 1994

David W. Belin, a Des Moines attorney, has been the driving force behind the creation of the Connie Belin National Center for Gifted and Talented Education at the University of Iowa. Ranked as one of the nation's 100 most influential lawyers by ...

Marvin Bell
Achievement 2006

Marvin Bell, 63MFA, is a poet of international stature and a key contributor to the widespread fame of the UIs creative writing program. Having graduated from the Iowa Writers Workshop in 1963, Bell returned to teach from 1965 until his retir ...

Mildred Augustine Wirt Benson
Achievement 1994

Mildred Augustine Wirt Benson, 25BA, 27MA, the first woman to receive a master's degree in journalism from the UI, has touched the lives of millions through her creation of female characters not bound by traditional roles. A native of Ladora, B ...

Donald E. Bently
Achievement 2004

Donald E. Bently, 49BSEE, 50MS, possesses the mind of a scientist and the spirit of an entrepreneur, which is why this Muscatine, Iowa, native has been able to craft a lifetime of accomplishments as an inventor, scholar, engineer, business owner, and e ...

Dale M. Bentz
Friend 1989

Dale M. Bentz has made an enduring impression on the University of Iowa through his 33 years as an administrator for the University Libraries and as a champion of everything the University represents. As associate librarian and then director of ...

Philip E. Bernatz
Achievement 1998

Philip E. Bernatz, 42BA, 44MD, is a retired thoracic and vascular surgeon who served as president of the medical staff at the world-famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, from 1975 to 1976. Despite numerous professional activities and affiliations ...

Dr. James E. Berney
Service 1974

James E. Berney, prominent Davenport orthodontist and community leader, has been an active participant in University affairs since his graduation from the U of I College of Dentistry in 1938. An immediate past President of the University of Iowa Alumni ...

Doris J. Biester
Achievement 2003

Doris J. Biester, 63BSN, has distinguished herself as a pioneer in pediatric health care. The president and chief executive officer of the Children's Hospital of Denver, she is the first nurse and woman to serve the institution as its CEO. Biester is a ...

James W. Birkenstock
Service 1965

James W. Birkenstock, '35BSC, a native of Burlington, joined the IBM firm directly following his graduation in 1935, and has risen from his first appointment as an assistant sales representative in St. Louis, Mo., to his present executive position held ...

Myron & Jacqueline Blank
Friend 1990

Myron and Jacqueline Blank have been generous friends of the UI for years, vividly demonstrating their support in 1988 with a $1 million contribution to the College of Education. The gift endowed faculty chair in the Connie Belin National Center for Gi ...

Frederick C. Blodi
Friend 1988

Frederick C. Blodi, University of Iowa professor and former head of the Department of Ophthalmology, is an internationally respected eye specialist who loves to teach. Although his scholarship and diagnostic, surgical, and administrative skills have ea ...

Orville W. Bloethe
Service 2004

Orville W. Bloethe, 41BSC, 47JD, knows that it takes roots to grow anything worthwhile. This understanding helped the Victor, Iowa, farm boy nurture a notable and nationally recognized legal career that has spanned more than half a century. Its also w ...

Florence A. Boone
Friend 1981

Mrs. Boone served as a member of the UI Foundation's Board of Directors for nine years, three of those years on the Board's Executive Committee. In recognition of her service, including participation on many other ad hoc committees of the Board, she wa ...

Donald T. Bosch
Service 1987

Donald T. Bosch, 39BS, 41MD, is an alumnus who richly deserves to be called a humanitarian. It was in this spirit that he trained at the University of Iowa to become a physician. After graduating, Dr. Bosch entered the U.S. Medical Corps, where ...

John Bouma
Service 2003

John Bouma, 58BA, 60JD, heads one of the nation's premier law firms, yet finds the time to lend his considerable leadership skills to the University of Iowa. Chairman of Snell & Wilmer of Phoenix, Arizona, one of the largest law firms in the So ...

Howard R. Bowen
Service 1970

Howard R. Bowen received his PhD degree in economics from the University of Iowa in 1935 and, 29 years later, was installed as the university's fourteenth president. In the intervening years, he had made his mark as an economist international in statur ...

Willard Boyd
Friend 1993

Willard "Sandy" Boyd and Susan Kuehn Boyd are a remarkable couple who have directed their abundant energies to champion the arts, justice and opportunity for all, and education. A prime beneficiary of their caring attention has been the University of I ...

T.C. Boyle
Achievement 2008

T. Coraghessan Boyle, 74MFA, 77PhD, is one of this generation's most respected and gifted writers, whose work has drawn comparisons to Mark Twain for its deft and biting social commentary. Boyle grew up in the small town of Peekskill, New York, ...

Harriet B. Brady
Friend 1982

Harriet B. Brady, other members of her family and many friends have created a fully-endowed scholarship at the UI College of Medicine in memory of her late husband, Harold S. Brady. The Harold S. Brady Memorial Scholarship is the most prestigious at th ...

Alson E. Braley
Achievement 1980

Dr. Braley performed the first corneal transplant in the state and founded the Eye Bank and the Iowa Network, an association of amateur radio operators who help to direct available donor eyes to physicians who need them for transplants. A nativ ...

James Bramson
Achievement 2003

James Bramson, 76BS, 79DDS, has had a significant impact on the quality of dental care and education in the United States and the world through his role as executive director of the 150,000-member American Dental Association (ADA). In the words of one ...

Terry E. Branstad
Achievement 1999

Terry E. Branstad, 69BA, stepped down this year as the nation's most senior governor and as the longest serving governor in the history of Iowa. During his 16-year tenure, he maintained a steadfast commitment to achieving his vision for the state, unde ...

Joe Brennan
Faculty Staff 2007

Joe Brennan can claim a distinguished 43-year career with the University of Iowa, during which he has contributed enormously to the university, the College of Dentistry, and the field of dental education on a national level. Starting out as an ...

Shirley A. Briggs
Achievement 1995

Shirley A. Briggs, 39BA, 40MA, has devoted her career to educating the public about the environment and the effects manmade chemical pesticides have on the natural world. As a UI arts graduate, Briggs landed a teaching position at North Dakota ...

Dr. Kenneth Brinkhous
Achievement 1979

Dr. Kenneth Brinkhous held various posts in the U of I Department of Pathology from 1932 to 1946, when he was named professor and head of the Department of Pathology at the University of North Carolina. He has been alumni distinguished professor there ...

Tom Brokaw
Friend 1997

Tom Brokaw, anchorman and managing editor of "NBC Nightly News," only attended the University of Iowa for one year, but he is a loyal and generous alumnus of the institution. After graduating from the University of South Dakota (USD), Brokaw en ...

S.J. Brownlee
Service 1986

S.J. Brownlee has a record of service and dedication to the University of Iowa that can be matched by few alumni, no matter how dedicated. During his twelve-year tenure on the Iowa State Board of Regents, Brownlee always spoke out with an articulate vo ...

David Buchanan
Achievement 1996

David Buchanan, 58BSEE, 63MS, has achieved outstanding financial and technological success through his entrepreneurial spirit and common sense management style. He has combined innovative engineering expertise, exceptional management skills, and financ ...

John W. & Ellen(Hasse) Buchanan
Service 1996

John W. Buchanan, 56BSC, and Ellen Hasse Buchanan, 77SE, have had an enormous impact on students and faculty at the University of Iowa. Their contributions of time, leadership, and resources have benefited the university and the entire Iowa City area.< ...

Robert Buckmaster
Achievement 1979

Robert Buckmaster was president of the U of I Alumni Association from 1954-57 and has been a member of the U of I Foundation's Presidents since 1974. He served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Iowa Law School Foundation from 1970-73.

Matthew Bucksbaum
Achievement 2007

Matthew Bucksbaum, 49BA, has been instrumental in transforming the physical and economic landscape of America since creating one of the countrys first shopping malls in 1954. The son of a small-town grocer, Bucksbaum began his career in real e ...

Kathleen C. Buckwalter
Faculty Staff 2012

Kathleen "Kitty" C. Buckwalter, 71BSN, 76MA, is a world-renowned leader, mentor, and researcher in the field of geropsychiatric nursing whose passionate commitment has revolutionized health care for older adults. A native Iowa Citian, Buckwalte ...

Ivan Ole Bull
Achievement 1978

Ivan Ole Bull is one of the most distinguished graduates of the University of Iowa's accounting department. He earned a BCS degree from the University in 1947, and started work with the certified public accounting firm of McGladrey, Hansen, Dunn and Co ...

Mitchell Burgess
Achievement 2014

Mitchell Burgess, 78BA, and Robin L. Green, 77MFA, are a literary power couple who have written and produced some of the most highly acclaimed television shows of the last two decades, rejecting standard tropes in favo ...

John A. Burroughs, Jr.
Achievement 1996

John A. Burroughs, Jr., 59BA, a former UI football star, has dedicated 40 years of service to the U.S. government. Born in Washington, D.C., Burroughs received his bachelor's degree in political science at the University of Iowa. He played in t ...

Janet (McNeill) Bywater
Service 1992

Janet McNeill Bywater, 35BA, and the late Ray L. Bywater, 33BA, have been known by scores of people as "Mr. And Mrs. University of Iowa" for their role as unofficial ambassadors for the UI. Ray Bywater, who passed away last November, was active ...

Ray L. Bywater
Service 1992

Janet McNeill Bywater, 35BA, and the late Ray L. Bywater, 33BA, have been known by scores of people as "Mr. And Mrs. University of Iowa" for their role as unofficial ambassadors for the UI. Ray Bywater, who passed away last November, was active ...

Homer L. Calkin
Service 1984

Homer L. Calkin former deputy director for the U.S. Department of State, began his service to his country in 1942 as organizations and propaganda analyst in the War Division in the Department of Justice. During World War II, he was an officer in the Mi ...

Joseph E. Callen
Service 1997

Joseph E. Callen, 42BSCh, 43MS, 46PhD, and Ursil Callen, 45BS, 45GN, have been generous and creative contributors to the UI, focusing on the lack of scholarships available to graduate students and actively working to ease the financial burdens these st ...

Ursil Callen
Service 1997

Joseph E. Callen, 42BSCh, 43MS, 46PhD, and Ursil Callen, 45BS, 45GN, have been generous and creative contributors to the UI, focusing on the lack of scholarships available to graduate students and actively working to ease the financial burdens these st ...

John C. Cambier
Achievement 2010

John C. Cambier, 72MS, 75PhD, is a star in the field of immunology—renowned as one of the world's leading scientists for decoding the mystery of how the human body launches its defense against disease. Widely respected as a researcher, ed ...

Cornelia C. Cameron
Achievement 1987

Cornelia C. Cameron, 33BA, 35MS, 40PhD, is one of the world's foremost experts on the geology of peat deposits. Her broad academic training at the University of Iowa included serious studies in all the sciences. It is said that when she was to receive ...

Hayward Campbell Jr.
Achievement 1977

Hayward Campbell Jr., in 15 years since receiving the doctorate in bacteriology and microbiology from the University of Iowa, has risen rapidly to a position of responsibility in the drug industry. In February, 1976, Dr. Campbell was promoted to Vice P ...

Lloyd H. Rogler Canino
Achievement 1981

Dr. Lloyd H. Rogler Canino, Director of the Hispanic Research Center At Fordham University in the Bronx, New York, was born in Puerto Rico and has had a distinguished career of conduction basic studies on the family in Puerto Rico, the United States, a ...

Craig D. Cannon
Young 2010

Craig D. Cannon, 97BA, 00JD, is renowned nationally for his devotion to providing pro bono legal assistance to disaster victims, military veterans, and other people in need. After graduating from the University Of Iowa College Of Law in 2000, C ...

Mr. and Mrs. Roy J. Carver
Service 1972

Mr. Carver is chairman of the board of directors of Bandag, Incorporated, and of Carver Pump Company. The Pump Company was formed in 1938 by Mr. Carver who, as an engineering graduate of the University of Illinois, felt that he could design a better pu ...

Martin G. Carver
Achievement 2002

Martin G. Carver, 70BA, chairman, president, and CEO of Bandag, Incorporated, has steered his family's Muscatine, Iowa-based company to the forefront of the international tire management industry, while never losing sight of the fact that business is a ...

James H. Cavanaugh
Achievement 2000

James H. Cavanaugh, 61MA, 64PhD, is president and a general partner of HealthCare Ventures, LLC in Princeton, New Jersey, which manages the largest venture capital fund devoted exclusively to health care. The firm funds research in leading-edge health ...

Don W. Chapman
Achievement 1993

Don W. Chapman, 37BS, 39MD, 44R, a fourth generation physician, has had an accomplished career as a cardiologist and professor of cardiology at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. When Chapman arrived at Baylor in 1944, he found a medica ...

Frank Chrencik
Achievement 1977

Frank Chrencik, combining skills from his 1937 degree in chemical engineering with management skills, has risen rapidly in the chemical industry to head a division of a leading company, Vulcan Materials Company, Birmingham, Alabama. An Osage, I ...

Samuel O. Christensen
Service 1994

Samuel O. Christensen, 55DDS, 58PedroS, is a pediatric dentist in Waterloo who has distinguished himself through his community service, in his profession, and with his long-term support of the University of Iowa. Fondly, referred to as "Dr. Sam ...

Gerard P. Clancy
Achievement 2011

Gerard P. Clancy, 83BA, 88MD, applies his medical expertise and leadership to transform health care—not just for individual patients but for entire communities. After completing a B.A. degree in biochemistry and a research fellowship in m ...

James A. Clifton
Faculty Staff 2004

James A. Clifton, 51R, possesses the vision to see both the small details and the big picture. Thats what made this Midwestern transplant such an adept physician and accomplished administrator. Its also what allowed the former UI resident, faculty me ...

John J., Jr. Cochran
Achievement 1995

John J. Cochran, Jr., 67MA, has committed his notable career to the pursuit of journalistic excellence, providing award-winning coverage and commentary on the nations major news events—for the past decade as a chief correspondent for ABC News.

Daniel J. Coffey (Duck's Breath Mystery Theatre)
Service 1988

Ducks Breath Mystery Theatre has been quacking up audiences for more than a decade. The Ducks' outrageous comedy troupe—William D. Allard (75MFA), Daniel J. Coffey (75MFA), Merle B. Dessl ...

Norman B. Coleman
Achievement 2004

Norm B. Coleman, 76JD, knows how to accomplish change through action. Even as a University of Iowa law student, the Brooklyn, New York, native was honing the leadership skills he would need to implement local and global change throughout his profession ...

Arthur A Collins
Service 1967

Arthur A. Collins, Cedar Rapids, president and chairman of the board of Collins Radio Company. He founded Collins Radio in 1931 and has stimulated its extensive growth in the fields of communication, computation, and control systems. He attended Coe Co ...

John W. Colloton
Achievement 1999

John W. Colloton, 57MA, UI vice president for statewide health services, dedicated more than 40 years of his professional career to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC). Under his leadership, UIHC developed into one of the premier medica ...

Paul F. Conrad
Achievement 1985

Paul F. Conrad, a Cedar Rapids native, started his Pulitzer-prize-winning career in editorial cartooning during his student days at the University of Iowa. While working toward a BA in art (which he received in 1950), Conrad penned political cartoons f ...

Stephen Corbeil
Achievement 2017

Stephen E. Corbeil, 84MA, is an innovative leader of hospitals and health care systems who has charted a stable course through the industry’s turbulent changes. During his distinguished career—which began with ...

Michele M. Crider
Young 2003

Michële M. Crider showed such promise as a graduate voice student in the University of Iowa School of Music from 1986 to 1988 that Simon Estes, 86BM, recommended she interrupt her degree studies to join the Zurich Opera Studio. Today, Crider is conside ...

Newell P. Crockett Jr.
Achievement 1983

Newell P. Crockett, Jr. recently stepped down as managing partner of the Chicago office of Ernst & Whinney, one of the country's most eminent accounting firms. He has been with the firm since 1946, including 22 years as a partner. Mr. Crockett ...

Joseph N. Crowley
Achievement 1994

Joseph N. Crowley, president of the University of Nevada at Reno, has gained national recognition in the field of higher education. A political science major from Oelwein, Crowley earned his bachelor's degree at the UI in 1959, his master's deg ...

Kenneth W. Culver
Young 1995

Kenneth W. Culver, 81MD, is recognized nationally and internationally for his pioneering work in the application of gene therapy to humans. A Des Moines native, Culver completed his internship and residency at the University of California Depar ...

Phil Currie
Achievement 2017

Philip R. Currie, 62BA, brought the news to life for countless readers, thanks to his cutting-edge work in the field of journalism and mass communication. From his earliest days as editor of t ...

Howard A. Cutler
Achievement 1989

Howard A. Cutler, 40BA, 41MA, is a native Iowan who helped pioneer higher education in Alaska; fostered interest, research, and publication about the undergraduate general education curriculum; and facilitated international education through study abro ...

Eva C. Dahl
Hickerson 2008

Eva C. Dahl, 73BA, 76DDS, 79MA, 82MS, one of the first trailblazers for women in the field of dentistry at the University of Iowa, has never forgotten the institution that set the course for her life. Dahl entered the UI with advanced placement ...

Allin W. Dakin
Service 1977

Allin W. Dakin, '26BA, '27MA, not only served as Administrative Dean at the University of Iowa for over 33 years,; but at the same time became involved in an impressive number of organizations, extending his influence well beyond the campus. Wh ...

David A. Dancer
Service 1964

David A. Dancer, 17BA, has served for twenty-two years as chairman of the finance committee and as secretary of the State Board of Regents. Born at Lamoni, Iowa, October 7, 1896, Mr. Dancer has engaged in livestock raising and farming in Decatur County ...

Thomas Daniels
Service 1969

Thomas Daniels was awarded his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Iowa in 1948 and is now chief of technical management in a U.S. Army program to implement new concepts in navigation and position finding. He hol ...

Lee A. Daniels
Achievement 1997

Lee A. Daniels, 65BA, Speaker of the Illinois State House of Representatives during the 1995-97 legislative session, has earned national recognition as one of the nation's top ten legislators for his unceasing devotion to his constituents in DuPage Cou ...

David A. Danner
Service 1976

David A. Danner's affiliation with, service to and support of the University of Iowa has been long and steadfast. While pursuing the baccalaureate degree in Spanish, which he received from the University of Iowa in 1947, Mr. Danner was an outstanding m ...

Steven Davis
Young Alumni 2017

Steven Davis, 01BS, 03MS, developed a groundbreaking software program for his master’s thesis that served as the foundation for a thriving company enabling advanced life science research. The journey began at t ...

McKinley Davis
Service 1999

McKinley "Deacon" Davis, 55BA, co-founder of the Iowa Black Alumni Association, is a national sales director with Primerica/A Member of Citigroup and a former Harlem Globetrotter. An ambassador of goodwill throughout his distinguished career, Davis has ...

Horace G. Dawson, Jr.
Achievement 2009

Horace G. Dawson, Jr., has blazed a trail for minorities and members of other under-represented groups to follow through his distinguished career in international affairs, diplomacy, and higher education. Born in Augusta, Georgia, Dawson earned ...

David W. Day
Service 1994

David W. Day, 48MA, 51PhD, and Shirley Sindt Day, 48BSC, are longtime supporters of the University of Iowa, where they met nearly 50 years ago. The couple's ties to the university began in the 1940's, when Shirley, a Walcott native, was studyin ...

Shirley (Sindt) Day
Service 1994

David W. Day, 46BEE, 48MA, 51PhD, and Shirley Sindt Day, 48BSC, are longtime supporters of the University of Iowa, where they met nearly 50 years ago. The Couple's ties to the university began in the 1940's, when Shirley, a Walcott native, was ...

Robert Day
Service 1995

Robert Day, 40BA, 42JD and Cornelia "Cornie" Shrauger Day, 40 BA, have volunteered countless hours to benefit their community and their world. Following three years in the U.S. Navy, which involved the invasion of Okinawa and service in the Phi ...

Cornelia Day
Achievement 1995

Robert Day, 40BA, 42JD and Cornelia "Cornie" Shrauger Day, 40 BA, have volunteered countless hours to benefit their community and their world. Following three years in the U.S. Navy, which involved the invasion of Okinawa and service in the Phi ...

William H. DeKock
Achievement 2007

William DeKock, 60BA, 63DDS, 67MS, has had a profound influence at every level in his profession of orthodontics. Whether caring for patients, sharing his expertise as an adjunct professor in the UI College of Dentistry, or serving as a national leader ...

B.F. Dewel
Achievement 1987

B.F. "Tod" Dewel, 25DDS, entered the practice of orthodontics shortly after it was born as a dental specialty when he agreed to serve as a member of the dental faculty at the University of Iowa following his graduation. During the four years he served ...

James A. Dixon
Faculty Staff 2005

James A. Dixon, 52BM, 56MA, chose to lead the majority of his career from his position as conductor of the University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra, a post he held for 40 years. Focused always on the music and showing a remarkable empathy for the musician ...

Thomas C. Dolan
Achievement 2002

Thomas C. Dolan, 77PhD, the president and chief executive officer of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), has spent his professional career working to ensure excellence in health management education. Whether serving in academia or gui ...

James C.I. Dooge
Achievement 1988

James C.I. Dooge, 56MS, a founding father of modern computer-based, statistical hydrology, is the authority to ask about the water of bogs and fens or the sedimentary properties of peat silt. But, for most of his career, Dr. Dooge has foregone fieldwor ...

Kathleen A. Dore
Achievement 1998

Kathleen A. Dore, 72BA, 84MBA, president of the Bravo Networks, is one of cable television's top executives. An Iowa City native, Dore worked at the University of Iowa Alumni Association from 1977 to 1981. Through her efforts as associate direc ...

Lawrence D. Dorr
Service 2009

Lawrence "Larry" D. Dorr commands the respect of his peers as a leading orthopaedic physician, academician, and researcher, but his spirit of service has earned him the gratitude of thousands of people in underdeveloped countries. After complet ...

Robert Downer
Service 2015

Robert "Bob" Downer, 61BA, 63JD, and Jane Downer are longtime advocates and ambassadors of the University of Iowa who have championed higher education, medicine, research, and the arts for decades. An accomplis ...

Jane Downer
Service 2015

Robert "Bob" Downer, 61BA, 63JD, and Jane Downer are longtime advocates and ambassadors of the University of Iowa who have championed higher education, medicine, research, and the arts for decades. An accomplis ...

Judith 65MA, and Sutherland Dows
Friend 1977

Judith and Sutherland Dows, Jr., have supported the University of Iowa Health Center through endowment of the Dows Institute for Dental Research and support of the Human Performance Clinical Program in the physical therapy department of the University ...

Wayne A. Drehs II
Young 2013

Wayne A. Drehs II, 00BA, is an Emmy Award-winning journalist for ESPN.com, a leader in multimedia storytelling, and one of America's best young sports writers. Drehs' innovative work has earned him accolades for transcending traditional definit ...

Eve Drewelowe
Service 1979

Eve Drewelowe received the first M.A. degree in studio art granted by the University. Her work has been displayed nationally, including a special exhibition of her paintings created while she was a student is still on display on the campus. ...

Wayne Duke
Service 1990

Wayne Duke, 50BA, now retired as commissioner of the Big Ten Conference, knows well that college sports are more than just fun and games. Duke's career began as a student intern at the UI Sports Information Office. After graduation, he directed similar ...

Sarah Dunkerton Lande
Service 2015

Sarah Dunkerton Lande, 60BA, 83MBA, is widely admired as a citizen diplomat who has advanced Iowa's reputation around the globe—particularly in the People's Republic of China. Lande's promotion of people-to-people diplomacy beg ...

Julie Durr
Friend 2014

Mike and Nicole Gerdin, 93BA, 94MA, Julie and Eric Durr, and Angela and Brian Janssen are sustaining a Gerdin family tradition of visionary philanthropy that helps change lives. This tradition ...

Eric Durr
Friend 2014

Mike and Nicole Gerdin, 93BA, 94MA, Julie and Eric Durr, and Angela and Brian Janssen are sustaining a Gerdin family tradition of visionary philanthropy that helps change lives. This tradition ...

Tim Dwight
Young Alumni 2015

Timothy J. Dwight Jr., 99BS—a record-holding former NFL player, an active philanthropist, and a creative entrepreneur of renewable technology—has devoted much of his energy to advancing health across the state and nation. Alwa ...

Charles Eble
Service 1989

Charles Eble, 40BA, owner and operator of the Eble Music Company in Iowa City for nearly 40 years, has not only had a profound impact on the quality of music education in the region, but has also earned a reputation for service to musicians around the ...

Rinde W. Eckert
Achievement 2014

Rinde W. Eckert, 73BM, is a major American playwright, performer, composer, and director whose extraordinary body of work is a tour de force in the world of performing arts. The son of a voice professor in the University of Iow ...

John W. Eckstein
Service 1994

John W. "Jack" Eckstein, 50MD, 54R, emeritus dean and professor of internal medicine at the UI College of Medicine, has devoted his life to the medical profession and to the University of Iowa. After completing his internal medicine residency a ...

Johann L. Ehrenhaft
Achievement 1987

Johann L. Ehrenhaft, 38MD, 48R, is a physician whose talents in thoracic-cardiovascular surgery have benefited the University of Iowa and countless patients for nearly four decades. Dr. Ehrenhaft became the first chairman of the Division of Thoracic-Ca ...

Lois H. Eichacker
Service 1999

Lois H. Eichacker, a community activist who has dedicated her career to helping the disadvantaged, has been guided in her efforts, professionally and personally, by a compassion that is profound. From education and employment to affirmative action and ...

Lawrence H. Einhorn
Achievement 2012

Lawrence H. Einhorn, 67MD, a living legend in the field of medical oncology, developed a cure for testicular cancer and is now applying his expertise to the treatment of other deadly cancers. A 1965 graduate of Indiana University (IU), Einhorn ...

Mr. & Mrs. Owen Elliott
Service 1967

Mr. and Mrs. Owen Elliott, Cedar Rapids, whose gift of art to the University stimulated development of the University's new center for the arts. ...

Chalmers W. Elliott
Friend 1993

Chalmers W. "Bump" Elliott, director of intercollegiate athletics for men from 1970-1991, has been a dedicated friend of Hawkeye athletics and the University of Iowa. A team player at the UI, Elliott kept the total university's interests in min ...

Marion L. Elmquist
Service 2012

Marion L. Elmquist, 72BA, knows all about selfless acts of service, and she has used her civic-minded expertise to guide the University of Iowa in creating new opportunities for students, faculty, alumni, and friends. The retired business execu ...

Richard E. Emmert
Achievement 1988

Richard E. Emmert, 51BsChE, is a chemical engineer and retired businessman whose expertise in chemical reaction technology and mass transfer has been recognized by many career honors. This spring, Dr. Emmert was named executive director of the American ...

Paul H. Engle
Achievement 1978

Paul H. Engle has made internationally acclaimed contributions to creative poetry and writing during his lifetime. He is responsible for inventing and running the creative writing program at the University of Iowa, which became the famous Iowa Writer's ...

John W. English
Achievement 1991

John W. English, 55BA, has maintained close ties with the University of Iowa throughout his distinguished career in finance, energetically promoting the Iowa Endowment 2000 fund-raising effort and serving on both its national and New York regional camp ...

James D. Ericson
Achievement 2000

James D. Ericson, 58BA, 62JD, is chairman and chief executive officer of Northwestern Mutual, the largest provider of individual life insurance in America. Northwestern Mutual is headquartered in Milwaukee and has assets of $90 billion. Ericson ...

Simon Estes
Friend 1978

Simon Estes, a bass-baritone of international renown, received his early formal music training on the University of Iowa campus and still holds a special regard for the school. He has returned many times for concerts, and sang at the dedication of Old ...

Mrs. Laurence R. Fairall
Friend 1979

In 1975 Mr. and Mrs. Owen Elliott established the Helen K. Fairall scholarship program to recognize outstanding juniors, seniors and graduate students in English, French, Asian languages, history, literature, comparative literature, Russian and art. In ...

Kent P. Falb
Achievement 2004

Kent P. Falb, 65BS, 65PT, knows the true meaning of the phrase blood, sweat, and tears in the world of professional football. As one of the nations most respected athletic trainers, he has helped generations of athletes both prevent and recover from ...

John H., Jr. Falsey
Young 1992

John H. Falsey, 78MFA, headed west to work as a writer in Hollywood soon after graduating from the UI fiction writing program and quickly became a television pioneer. Together with his partner Joshua Brand, he has created, developed, and produced some ...

Leonard S. Feldt
Achievement 2011

Leonard S. Feldt, 54PhD, is a giant in the field of standardized testing, having transformed the landscape of educational measurement and brought international renown to the UI College of Education. Throughout his career, Feldt has forged signi ...

Norman Felton
Service 1968

Norman Felton, television producer and playwright, earned a Rockefeller playwriting fellowship in 1934 while a student at the University of Iowa. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1940 and wrote three plays to earn his Master of Fine Arts ...

Jerome R. Feniger, Jr.
Service 2002

Jerome "Jerry" Feniger, 48BA, went from introducing big band leaders to University of Iowa students to introducing broadcast advertising to the world. After spending his entire career at the forefront of the communications and broadcast industry, Fenig ...

Roberta F. Fenlon
Achievement 1980

As president of the California Medical Society, Dr. Fenlon headed the largest state association in the country. A native Iowan, she has been in private practice in San Francisco since 1945. She took six months off from her practice in 1965-66 t ...

Richard L. Ferguson
Friend 2012

Richard "Dick" L. Ferguson understands firsthand the value of a quality education—and though he is not an Iowa graduate, he has dedicated his career to investing in the UI and its broader community. For more than two decades, Ferguson se ...

Gary Fethke
Faculty/Staff 2016

Gary Fethke, 64BA, 68PhD, is a longstanding University of Iowa leader whose passion for excellence, commitment to business education, and steadfast loyalty transformed the Henry B. Tippie College of Business and wider university commun ...

David J. Fisher
Service 1990

David J. Fisher, 62JD, Des Moines businessman and lawyer, actively lends his business expertise and support to a number of UI programs. Fisher's service to the University began as a student. While immersed in legal studies, he found time to par ...

William Fisher
Friend 1976

J. William Fisher, a Marshalltown, Iowa, industrialist known in many circles as "Mr. Opera of the Midwest" is undoubtedly one of the nation's leading supporters of music. His generosity extends not only to the University of Iowa and Iowa State Universi ...

Leslie M. Fitzgerald
Service 1968

Leslie M. Fitzgerald is chief of the oral surgery staff at St. Joseph's Finley and Xavier Hospitals in Dubuque. He received his D.D.S. degree from the University of Iowa in 1919 and immediately after his graduation was appointed an instructor in the Co ...

Dr. Rubin Flocks
Service 1975

Rubin Flocks, a 1974 recipient of the American Cancer Society Award for Distinguished Service in Cancer Control, was Professor and Head of the UI Urology Department since 1949 until his retirement in 1974. Born in New York City in 1906, Dr. Flocks rece ...

Cassandra S. Foens
Service 2014

Cassandra S. Foens, 83BS, 87MD, is a highly regarded radiation oncologist and champion of educational causes whose personal contributions have allowed others to follow in her footsteps. In a career spanning more than two decad ...

Abigail M. Foerstner
Friend 2016

Abigail M. Foerstner is an acclaimed journalism professor at Northwestern University who has written three major books about the University of Iowa, applying her talents toward becoming one of the UI’s most devoted ambassadors. ...

George Foerstner
Friend 1979

Foerstner grew up in the Amana Colonies and began his business career selling automobile accessories in his father's business at age 13. in 1934 he founded a company to manufacture beverage coolers which became Amana Refrigeration, with current sales o ...

Nancy Frank Hauserman
Faculty/Staff 2017

Nancy Frank Hauserman, 76JD, spent more than three decades at the University of Iowa as a leader and scholar who invested in worthy causes, created new opportunities, and helped change students’ lives.    The retired professor, ...

George E. Frazer
Service 1964

George E. Frazer, 09BA, was born at Amber, Iowa, February 1, 1889. a retired Chicago lawyer and accountant, Mr. Frazer received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1912 and holds three honorary degrees from American colleges. He served a ...

John Towner Frederick
Service 1973

John Towner Frederick, founder and editor of Midland literary magazine, published from 1915 through 1933, was cited for his impact on the university as a teacher, editor, scholar, critic, and novelist. Popularly characterized by many as being on ...

Tanna M. Frederick
Young 2012

Tanna M. Frederick, 99BA, is a rising movie star whose enthusiasm and determination have helped her fashion a successful Hollywood career while remaining connected to the University of Iowa and other causes she holds dear. After majoring in the ...

Christina M. Freese-Decker
Young Alumni 2014

Christina M. "Tina" Freese-Decker, 02MS, 02MHA, has distinguished herself as an exceptional healthcare leader, becoming the youngest vice president of a $4.1 billion nonprofit health system. This outstanding young alumna showed ...

John Hayden Fry
Faculty Staff 1999

John Hayden, who recently retired from his 20-year tenure at the helm of the Iowa football program, is the University of Iowa's winningest football coach and just the sixth football coach in Big Ten history to lead a team for two decades. Fry has a 143 ...

Dan Gable
Faculty/Staff 2017

Dan Gable is a gold medal-winning Olympic wrestler and former University of Iowa multinational championship head coach who has dramatically elevated American amateur wrestling by becoming the sport’s greatest ambassador. ...

Dr. Donald Galagan
Service 1981

Dr. Donald Galagan, held three major full-time positions during his 44 yeas in the dental profession: Assistant Surgeon General (Rear Admiral) and Director, Division of Dentistry in the U.S. Public Health Service; Dean of the College of Dentistry, The ...

Harold J. Gallagher
Service 1968

Harold J. Gallagher is a native of Clinton and a past president of the American Bar Association. Since 1940, he has been with the New York law firm of Willkie, Owen, Farr, Gallagher, and Walton, of which he is now the senior partner. At the UI centenni ...

George H. Gallup
Achievement 1984

George H. Gallup's work in developing public opinion survey techniques over the past 50 years has made his name a household word. Scandinavian countries, whose languages do not include a world for "poll," have adopted his surname—Gallup—to ...

Greg Ganske
Service 2006

Greg Ganske, 72BA, 76MD, possesses an exceptional record as a reconstructive surgeon, but his public service as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives is equally commendable and notable. Born in New Hampton, Iowa, Ganske completed a B. ...

George F. Garcia
Achievement 1999

George F. Garcia, 72MA, superintendent of Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) since 1991, is in the midst of a distinguished career as an educator and educational administrator. A former UI Alumni Association board member, he was named one of North A ...

Sidney R. Garfield
Achievement 1979

Dr. Garfield has gained national recognition for his contributions in the area of health care delivery. He organized the first Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) in 1933 at Desert Center, Calif., to care for 5,000 workers building an aqueduct to del ...

Judge Theodore G. Garfield
Service 1973

Theodore G. Garfield, was cited by the university for service to his profession, to the state of Iowa, and to his alma mater through more than five decades as a distinguished jurist. Born in Humboldt, Iowa, November 1894, Judge Garfield receive ...

Gloria J. & Webster B. Gelman
Friend 1985

Gloria J. & Webster B. Gelman, this year's recipients of the Distinguished Friend of the University Award, have indeed been good friends of the university, expressing their commitment to the UI in many ways. Both members of the President's Club ...

Tom Gelman
Hickerson 2006

Tom Gelman, 78JD, does more than practice law in his hometown of Iowa City. For many years, he has employed his careful analysis and gentle wit in many volunteer capacities in service to the University of Iowa and other community organizations.

Nolden I. Gentry, Jr.
Service 2005

Nolden I. Gentry, Jr., 60BA, 64JD, has proven time and again in his life that he is a man to be counted on. In 1955, when Rockford West High School played Elgin for the Illinois basketball title, it was Nolden Gentry who tipped in the victory b ...

Russell A. & Ann S. Gerdin
Friend 2006

Russell and Ann Gerdin have left an indelible mark on the University of Iowa for their commitment to the institution and, in particular, its student athletes. As founder, president, and chief executive officer of one of Iowas most successful ...

Mike Gerdin
Friend 2014

Mike and Nicole Gerdin, 93BA, 94MA, Julie and Eric Durr, and Angela and Brian Janssen are sustaining a Gerdin family tradition of visionary philanthropy that helps change lives. This tradition ...

Nicole Gerdin
Friend 2014

Mike and Nicole Gerdin, 93BA, 94MA, Julie and Eric Durr, and Angela and Brian Janssen are sustaining a Gerdin family tradition of visionary philanthropy that helps change lives. This tradition ...

Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr.
Achievement 2007

Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., 78MA, 83PhD, is more than a leading scholar on race and communications in America; hes also a political scientist whose sense of community responsibility has driven his academic career. Since earning a Ph.D. in politi ...

Linda Glazer
Young 1979

Linda Glazer is native of the Des Moines and a graduate of Emma Willard School in Troy, N.Y. She earned a B.A. degree in religion and an M.A. in journalism at the U of I. In 1974 Glazer joined the Gannett Newspaper chain in Rochester, N.Y., ser ...

Robert B. Glidden
Achievement 1997

Robert B. Glidden, 58BA, 60MA, 66PhD, one of the nation's foremost experts on university accreditation and standards, became the 19th president of Ohio University on July 1, 1994. As head of a major academic institution, Glidden maintains a high profil ...

Gail K. Godwin
Achievement 2009

Gail Godwin is a graduate of the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop whose witty, powerful, and moving novels have received multiple national honors—and the devotion of millions of readers. Godwin was born in Birmingham, Alabama, grew up ...

Colleen J. Goode
Achievement 2010

Colleen J. Goode, 61BSN, 93PhD, stands out as one of this country's great nursing leaders, having dedicated her professional career to advancing the quality of nursing education and patient care. After graduating from the University of Iowa's C ...

Edwin E. Gordon
Achievement 1992

Edwin E. Gordon, 58PhD, has made music the center of his life as a scholar, lecturer, and author. An internationally recognized researcher, Gordon specializes in the psychology of music. He studies how we learn music, as well as techniques to measure m ...

Jess Gorkin
Achievement 1977

As editor of Parade magazine, Jess Gorkin has used his influence to further international understanding, using the format of an "Open letter" to heads of state. Through the magazine, Gorkin was instrumental in promoting establishment of the "hot ...

Paula P. Grahame
Service 1969

Paula P. Grahame of Worcester, Massachusetts, has long been a friend and a supporter of the university and of the arts. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Iowa in 1926. Paula Patton Grahame is a poet, ...

Orville F. Grahame
Service 1964

Orville F. Grahame, '25BA, '29JD, was born at Palo, Iowa, April 2, 1904. He has served as vice president and general counsel for the Paul Revere Life Insurance Company and the Massachusetts Protective Association, Inc., since 1949. Mr. Grahame is a Fel ...

Daryl K. Granner
Achievement 2001

Daryl K. Granner, 58BA, 62MD, an international leader in molecular biology research, is held in high esteem among doctors and biologists as an extraordinary physician, a superb teacher, an inventive scientist, and a creative leader and administrator.

Charles L Grannon
Service 1988

Charles L. Grannon, 41MA, and Alice Fay Grannon, 41BA, fell in love on this campus 50 years ago. Seldom has the meeting place of any young couple benefited so much from a lifelong romance. Charles Grannon is a life member of the University of I ...

Alice (Fay) Grannon
Service 1988

Charles L. Grannon, 41MA, and Alice Fay Grannon, 41BA, fell in love on this campus 50 years ago. Seldom has the meeting place of any young couple benefited so much from a lifelong romance. Charles Grannon is a life member of the University of I ...

Randall L. Gray
Service 2012

Randall L. Gray, 72BS, 75MA, is a steadfast advocate for people with disabilities, and someone who has brought compassion and understanding to his work as a national leader in rehabilitation and education. A proud parent of a son with autism, G ...

Robin L. Green
Achievement 2014

Mitchell Burgess, 78BA, and Robin L. Green, 77MFA, are a literary power couple who have written and produced some of the most highly acclaimed television shows of the last two decades, rejecting standard tropes in favo ...

Edwin B. Green
Service 1986

Edwin B. Green is a dear friend to many departments at the University of Iowa. Although he received his B.A. in journalism from the UI in 1929, Eddie Green's generosity and support have been too large to be confined to a single department. He is a long ...

Carol (Bird) Greenawalt
Young 1984

Carol Bird Greenawalt (now McKay), 71BA, has distinguished herself and her university in the field of photojournalism. Since 1981 she has served as White House photo editor, the woman in charge of the President's "image." She oversees the historical do ...

Joel T.S. Greer
Hickerson 2001

Joel T.S. Greer, 75BA, 78JD, has long been an active participant in the University of Iowa Alumni Association, serving more than eight years on the board of directors, in addtiion to three years on the Old Capitol Club Advisory Board. But his affiliati ...

John J. Greer
Hickerson 1990

John J. Greer, 42BA, 43JD, is an accomplished trial lawyer who, in addition to his generous support, has served as an advocate of the UI through his involvement in many University organizations. The Spencer attorney was a member of the Alumni A ...

Kevin Gruneich
Service 2017

Kevin Gruneich, 80BBA, was able to attend college thanks in part to others’ generosity, and now he uses his own Wall Street success to help hundreds of University of Iowa students pursue their dreams. Known as one of the top pu ...

Charles Guggenheim
Service 1972

Charles Guggenheim, a 1948 graduate of the University of Iowa, entered motion pictures in 1951, producing films for NBC and a children's series for ABC which brought him a Peabody Award. After accepting an appointment for a year as chief producer for t ...

Sandra Hackman Barkan
Faculty/Staff 2014

Joel D. Barkan and Sandra "Sandy" Hackman Barkan, 84PhD, brought international education to life at the University of Iowa, helping establish Iowa's reputation as a cosmopolitan institution that welcomes students from ...

Leonard A. Hadley
Achievement 1995

Leonard A. Hadley, 58BSC, has had a long and distinguished career with the Maytag Corporation, one of Iowa's most successful businesses. A native of Earlham, Hadley joined Maytag's accounting department in 1959 and was named assistant controlle ...

Ruth Haefner
Achievement 1978

Ruth Haefner, a 1918 graduate of the University of Iowa with a degree in home economics, has risen from her first job as a home canning demonstrator to become a leading force in the fight for the rights of minorities. She has helped elderly people of a ...

William T. Hageboeck
Service 1993

William T. Hageboeck, 28BA, and Eleanor Gildner Hageboeck, 29BA, are longtime supporters of the University of Iowa, where they met and got their start in life. Bill left Lake Park to come to Iowa City in the summer of 1924, traveling gratis in ...

Eleanor (Gildner) Hageboeck
Service 1993

William T. Hageboeck, 28BA, and Eleanor Gildner Hageboeck, 29BA, are longtime supporters of the University of Iowa, where they met and got their start in life. Bill left Lake Park to come to Iowa City in the summer of 1924, traveling gratis in ...

W. Earl Hall
Service 1963

If there is an able laymen who has made a profession of being an able layman, he is W. Earl Hall. In strength and clarity, his editorial voice has sounded through Iowa for generations; and what he has preached, he has practiced. His interests&m ...

Katherine A. Halmi
Achievement 2011

Katherine A. Halmi, 61BA, 65MD, 69R, 73R, is internationally recognized for her pioneering studies and treatment of eating disorders, which have greatly heightened understanding of these complex and devastating illnesses. With her rare breadth ...

William K. Hamilton
Achievement 1996

William K. Hamilton, 43BA, 46MD, 51R, has had a distinguished medical career, leading anesthesiology departments at both the University of Iowa and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), to the highest echelon in the country, where they ha ...

Milo Hamilton
Achievement 2008

Milo Hamilton, 50BA, is regarded as one of the greatest sports broadcasters of all time, with a distinctive voice and style that have earned the respect and admiration of countless colleagues and fans for more than half a century of calling games for t ...

Katherine Hammer
Achievement 1998

Katherine "Kay" (Gonet) Hammer, 67BA, 69MA, 73PhD, is cofounder, president, and chief executive officer of Evolutionary Technologies International (ETI), an Austin, Texas, firm that is revolutionizing the way companies worldwide modernize and consolida ...

David A. Hamod
Young 1999

David A. Hamod, 81BA, founder and president of Intercom, an independent consulting firm, has become highly successful in solving problems that cross borders and entangle cultures as he works with businesses worldwide to enhance U.S. competitiveness.

Susan Hancher
Friend 1978

Susan Hancher has been actively involved in the life of the University of Iowa for many years. As the wife of University President Virgil M. Hancher, she first came to the campus in 1940. She served as First Lady of the University until her husband's r ...

Virgil M. Hancher
Service 1964

Virgil M. Hancher, '18BA, '24JD, '64LLD, retired as President of the University of Iowa on June 30, 1964, after a distinguished SUI career spanning almost twenty-four years. He was born on a farm near Rolfe, Iowa, September 4, 1896. He studied at Oxfor ...

Andrew J. Hankins
Young 1977

Dr. Andrew J. Hankins, M.D., staff radiologist at Southwest Detroit Hospital, is known as a scholar, athlete, medical doctor and educator. In addition to his practice in radiology, Dr. Hankins is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Radiology at Wayne Sta ...

Robert L. Hansen
Young 1988

Robert L. Hansen, 83BBA, was a sharp-shooting, clutch guard on the University of Iowa Hawkeye basketball team from 1979 through the end of the 1982-83 season. A two-time all-stater from West Des Moines Dowling High School, Hansen wasted no time establi ...

James E. Hansen
Achievement 1991

James Hansen, 63BA, 65MS, 67PhD, has stimulated debate in the scientific community and challenged public policy on an issue of immense concern to everyone: global climatic changes and the effects of so-called "greenhouse gases." After earning h ...

Richard F. Hansen
Friend 2011

Richard F. Hansen, one of the nation's most esteemed healthcare architects, has helped shape the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and the UI College of Public Health through his professional expertise and his private generosity. As foun ...

Jim Hanson
Service 2003

Jim Hanson, 58BSC, and Joann Slager Hanson, 56BA, met at the University of Iowa as undergraduate students and have maintained their Iowa ties since Joann finished her B.A. in education and Jim finished his B.S.C. in marketing. Since they married in 195 ...

Joann Slager Hanson
Service 2003

Jim Hanson, 58BSC, and Joann Slager Hanson, 56BA, met at the University of Iowa as undergraduate students and have maintained their Iowa ties since Joann finished her B.A. in education and Jim finished his B.S.C. in marketing. Since they married in 195 ...

Thomas R. Hanson
Service 2010

Thomas R. Hanson, 60BSME, has a gift for communicating, one that he generously shares to help UI engineering students follow his successful career path. Hanson grew up in a Hawkeye family, which included his parents, Clem, 25BSC, and Sylvia, 27 ...

Robert C. Hardin
Achievement 1984

Robert C. Hardin, 35BS, 37MD, continues his 50-year association with the University of Iowa as professor and dean emeritus, College of Medicine. During his early experience as a resident at the University, he and Dr. Elmer L. DeGowin produced the semin ...

R. Jerry Hargitt
Service 2010

R. Jerry Hargitt, 55BA, may live in the Arizona desert, but his decades-long commitment to the University of Iowa shows that his heart still bleeds black and gold. Originally from Burlington, Hargitt graduated from the UI in 1955 with a degree ...

Percy G. Harris
Friend 2001

Percy G. Harris, the first African-American Iowa regent and an eminent Cedar Rapids family physician, has been a doctor to thousands of patients, as well as a healer to a much broader community. On the occasion of his retirement from private pr ...

Jack Hartley
Service 2003

Jack Hartley, 50MA, is a civil rights champion and a hero to the many students whose lives he has influenced. One of the first teachers in Iowa to include black history in a high school curriculum, Hartley employed an innovative, imaginative teaching s ...

Max S. Hawkins
Service 1987

Max S. Hawkins, 41BA, was a tireless champion of the University of Iowa for nearly 50 years. When he arrived in Iowa City as a 22-year-old freshman in 1937, he had one suit of clothes, two dollars, and a commitment to report to the S.U.I. football team ...

H. John Hawkinson
Achievement 1984

H. John Hawkinson, president of Kemper Financial Services, Inc. from 1962-1977, continues as director of the company, Chicago's largest investment management firm. He currently serves as president and director of 16 Kemper Funds. In addition, he serves ...

Anne Hawley
Achievement 2004

Anne Hawley, 66BA, keenly understands the art of nonprofit management. The one-time Iowa farm girl grew up to distinguish herself in the world of arts and humanities by expertly leading a variety of important cultural initiatives and institutions on th ...

James Hayes
Service 2017

James “Jim” P. Hayes, 64JD, has tirelessly pursued a vision to keep renowned American Gothic artist Grant Wood’s legacy alive at the University of Iowa—and far beyond. A highly regarded attorney and passionate arts adv ...

Pamela J. Haylock
Achievement 2008

Pamela J. Haylock, 71BSN, 77MA, is a nationally renowned oncology nurse and consultant who has dedicated her career to improving the lives of millions of people with cancer. A Maquoketa native, Haylock pursued B.S.N. and M.A. degrees in the Uni ...

Kelly J. Hayworth
Service 2002

Kelly J. Hayworth, 83BBA, 85MBA, knows what it means to be a good neighbor. Not only is this University of Iowa graduate willing to lend a helping hand in his own town, but he's also willing to reach out to his alma mater's hometown. That's because the ...

Herman A. Hein
Service 2009

Herman A. Hein is the architect and founder of a program that has done more to help mothers and babies than perhaps any other initiative from the University of Iowa. After earning a bachelor's degree from Wartburg College in 1959, Hein came to ...

Victor E. Henningsen
Service 1964

Victor E. Henningsen, '30BA, '31MS, was born at Graettinger, Iowa, May 5, 1908. he is currently vice president and actuary of Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, a firm he joined in 1932. Mr. Henningsen is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, ...

Meghan Henry Gutierrez
Young Alumni 2016

Meghan Henry Gutierrez, 98BA, the youngest chief executive officer of a national cancer-fighting organization, uses her position and public policy expertise to advocate for patients' rights and greater investment in biomedical research ...

John C. Herr
Achievement 2012

John C. Herr, 78PhD, is a preeminent scientist whose research on contraception, related reproductive technologies, and cancer biomarkers has global implications. A professor of cell biology, urology, and biomedical engineering—and directo ...

H. Garland Hershey
Hickerson 2010

H. Garland Hershey, Jr., 63BA, 65DDS, 71MS, is widely admired as a tireless and passionate advocate for the University of Iowa. Hershey has spent his lifetime committed to the principles and advancement of higher education. He was born and rais ...

Bourke Hickenlooper
Service 1968

U.S. Bourke Hickenlooper of Cedar Rapids is the ranking Republican and senior member on the Foreign Relations Committee. He earned his juris doctor degree from the UI in 1922 and practiced law in Cedar Rapids until he began his political career in 1934, w ...

Loren Hickerson
Service 1982

Loren Hickerson graduated from the University in 1940, after being inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He served as editor of the Daily Iowan and assistant to the UI director of publications from 1940 to 1942. Mr. Hickerson's career with the U ...

Loren L. Hickerson
Recognition 1989

Loren L. Hickerson, 40BA, has given the best years of his life to the University of Iowa—as a student, a faculty member, the first full-time director of the UI Alumni Association, a founder and executive director of the UI Foundation, and directo ...

Eugene Hickman
Service 2000

Eugene Hickman Sr., 59PhD, the first African American to receive a Ph.D. in pharmacy at the University of Iowa, has been a major force in the production of African American pharmacists in the U.S. Texas Southern University, where he taught full-time fr ...

James C. Hickman
Achievement 1993

James C. Hickman, 52MS, 61PhD, is internationally renowned for his role in actuarial education and research, as well as in the development of the actuarial profession. A native of Indianola, Hickman earned his master's degree in mathematical sc ...

Alfred Hinton
Achievement 2000

Alfred Hinton, 67BA, is one of the country's premier mixed-media artists and, for the past 22 years, a tenured professor of art at the University of Michigan. Hinton studied for his degree in art at the University of Iowa on an athletic scholar ...

Anita L. Hockett Wildman
Service 2011

Anita L. Hockett Wildman, 54GN, is driven by the belief that everyone deserves access to quality health care, a passion that has marked her achievements both in her career and her retirement. Hockett enrolled in the University of Iowa's nursing ...

Leo A. Hoegh
Service 1989

Leo A. Hoegh, 29BA, 32JD, has a record of public service that spans more than half a century and includes important contributions to his home state of Iowa and to the free world. At the University of Iowa, Hoegh distinguished himself as a capta ...

Robert V. Hogg
Faculty Staff 2003

Robert V. Hogg, 48MS, 50PhD, was a highly visible faculty member and administrator at the University of Iowa for more than half a century, first in mathematics and then in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, which he helped found in 196 ...

Ruby Holden
Friend 2004

Profile to come soon... ...

Ronald W. Holden
Friend 2007

Ronald W. and Arlene M. Holden have given so generously of their time and resources that they fall in the category of rare and true special friends of the University of Iowa. Ron Holden hails from a family of visionaries; his father, Roland, fo ...

Arlene M. Holden
Friend 2007

Ronald W. and Arlene M. Holden have given so generously of their time and resources that they fall in the category of rare and true special friends of the University of Iowa. Ron Holden hails from a family of visionaries; his father, Roland, fo ...

Bertha M. Holt
Achievement 1977

Bertha M. Holt, 26BA, 26GN, named in 1966 as "Mother of the Year" by the President of the United States, has facilitated the adoption of thousands of Korean and Vietnamese mixed-race war orphans. Starting in 1955 with the adoption of eight toddlers (ad ...

I.J. Holton
Service 1999

I.J. "Jim" Holton, 41BA, 47JD, retired chairman and chief executive officer of Hormel Foods Corporation and retired chairman of the Hormel Foundation in Austin, Minnesota, has served with distinction as a member of many professional and philanthropic o ...

Albert B. Hood
Faculty Staff 2005

Albert B. Hood, professor of education at the University of Iowa from 1965 to 2000 and now an active emeritus professor, has been one of the outstanding researchers in the field of student development for 40 years. Hood became one of the leadin ...

Brian Hook
Young 2005

Brian H. Hook, 99JD, has an office in the West Wing of the White House, just steps away from the Oval Office and only five years after graduating with distinction from the UI College of Law. As a student in the Iowa law school, Hook proved his ...

Henry B. Hook
Service 1984

Henry B. Hook, retired Davenport newspaper publisher, has long been an enthusiastic booster of the University of Iowa. Hook started his journalistic career at the UI in the depression years. He earned his board by working at University Hospital ...

Charles A. Horner
Achievement 1994

Charles A. Horner, 58BA, has had a distinguished military career in the United States Air Force that has earned him international accolades. Promoted to general in 1992, Horner currently supervises more that 35,000 people worldwide as commander in chie ...

Dorothy D. Houghton
Service 1964

Mrs. Dorothy Deemer Houghton was born at Red Oak, Iowa, March 11, 1890. she graduated from Wellesley College in 1912. Mrs. Houghton served as president of the General Federation of Women's Clubs from 1950-52, was appointed by President Eisenhower as de ...

H. Clark Houghton
Service 1976

During his tenure with the First National Bank of Iowa City, and his presidency of that institution since 1959, H. Clark Houghton, 44BA, 49JD, has established an enviable record of generosity and service to the University of Iowa, its students and facu ...

Robert N. Houser
Achievement 1983

Robert N. Houser is chairman and chief executive officer of The Bankers Life in Des Moines one of the nation's leading insurance companies and the largest financial institution in Iowa. Mr. Houser joined the company in 1936 and was elected to its board ...

Stanley M. Howe
Friend 1995

Stanley M. Howe, chairman of the board of directors at HON Industries in Muscatine, has been a generous and loyal friend of the UI College of Business Administration. With an engineering degree from Iowa State University and an MBA from Harvard ...

Philip G. Hubbard
Achievement 1994

Philip G. Hubbard, 46BSEE, 49MS, 54PhD, one of Iowa's most revered leaders, has left an indelible mark on the University of Iowa. Hubbard's UI involvement spans more than five decades, dating back to 1940, when he left Des Moines to study chemi ...

Marion L. Huit
Service 1995

Marion L. Huit, 49MA, educator and administrator, served the University of Iowa for more than 30 years as counselor to men, dean of students, and ombudsman. Huit's long affiliation with the university began in 1946, when the Delta, Ohio, native ...

Nancy Humbles
Faculty/Staff 2017

Nancy J. Humbles, 97MA, has been a strong advocate for diversity and equity at the University of Iowa, and she helped forge new paths for students of color and other underrepresented groups on campus. As the founding creator an ...

Bradley T. Hyman
Achievement 2010

Bradley T. Hyman, 82PhD, 83MD, 88R, 89F, has devoted his medical and scientific career to understanding the pathophysiology of Alzheimer's disease—the devastating neurodegenerative affliction that has destroyed the lives of countless individuals ...

Judith B. Igoe
Achievement 2002

Judith B. Igoe, 61BSN, has made the world a healthier place for children. The associate professor and director of the Office of School Health at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center's School of Nursing is a leader in her field, with a nati ...

John Irving
Achievement 2005

John W. Irving, 67MFA, may be one of the university's best-known alumni, having achieved this distinction as a highly acclaimed writer of novels and screenplays. For the University of Iowa to applaud a writer is not unusual, but to recognize a writer w ...

Shanto Iyengar
Achievement 2006

Shanto Iyengar, 71MA, 72PhD, is one of the worlds leading scholars on the relationship between media and politics. During his distinguished career as a professor, author, and speaker, he has earned the respect both of experts in the field and a broad ...

Richard O. Jacobson
Friend 2000

Richard O. Jacobson, a former student at the UI's business college, is president of the Richard O. Jacobson Foundation in Des Moines. His support and continuing involvement have helped the University of Iowa press ahead toward ambitious goals and high- ...

Stanley L. James
Achievement 2012

Stanley L. James, 53BA, 62MD, 67R, is a widely respected innovator in the field of orthopedics whose work has transformed the world of sports medicine, influencing generations of athletes and doctors. The Iowa City native earned a bachelor's de ...

Leslie Jansa Williams
Achievement 2015

Leslie Jansa Williams, 82BSN, has leveraged her rare blend of bedside manner and business savvy throughout her career as a former registered nurse, pharmaceutical sales and marketing leader, serial entrepreneur, and now CEO of biotechn ...

Angela Janssen
Friend 2014

Mike and Nicole Gerdin, 93BA, 94MA, Julie and Eric Durr, and Angela and Brian Janssen are sustaining a Gerdin family tradition of visionary philanthropy that helps change lives. This tradition ...

Brian Janssen
Friend 2014

Mike and Nicole Gerdin, 93BA, 94MA, Julie and Eric Durr, and Angela and Brian Janssen are sustaining a Gerdin family tradition of visionary philanthropy that helps change lives. This tradition ...

Lewis E. January
Service 1983

Lewis E. January, professor emeritus in the University of Iowa College of Medicine, has given more than 40 years of service to the UI and continuous support to its students, artists, and athletes. He has been a member of the medical faculty since 1947, ...

Al Jarreau
Achievement 2005

Al Jarreau, 64MA, has achieved artistic success with a musical talent and innovative style that have made him one of the most exciting performers of our time. Jarreau began singing at the age of four, harmonizing with his brothers and performin ...

Mark Johnson
Achievement 2016

Mark Johnson, 73MA, is a critically acclaimed television and film producer whose impressive body of work has helped shape America's cultural milieu. Thanks to a host of blockbuster hits, including the Oscar-winning Rain M ...

Richard C. Johnston
Service 1997

Richard C. Johnston, 58MD, 68R, falls into that select group of unusually talented and innovative medical professionals who have achieved recognition as both a physician and biomedical inventor-to the benefit of his patients and the UI College of Medic ...

Roletta Jolly-Fritz
Achievement 1976

Joletta Jolly-Fritz, M.D., 21BS, 23MD, was Clinical Psychiatrist at Guilford County Medical Health clinic, Greensboro, N.C. from 1966 to 1973 and, at the age of 77, is a part-time staff member of Mandala Center, Inc., an in-patient and out-patient psyc ...

Dr. Laurence C. Jones
Service 1967

Dr. Laurence C. Jones, founder and long time president of Piney Woods Country Life School in Mississippi. A graduate of the U of I in 1907, he has devoted his time to promoting broader opportunities for Negro youth in the South. ...

Cheryll A. Jones
Service 2009

Cheryll A. Jones has dedicated her long career to championing the role of nurse practitioners, advocating for children's health care, and helping others through her committed involvement in service organizations. A native Iowan, Jones received ...

Reynold P. Jurgensen
Service 1981

Throughout the Clinton area, Reynold P. Jurgensen is involved with both corporate and charitable endeavors. Serving his fifteenth year on the Clinton National Bank's Board of Directors, Mr. Jurgensen's other managerial positions include preside ...

Roy G. Karro
Service 2002

Roy G. Karro, 42BA, arrived at the University of Iowa from New York City in 1939, with barely enough resources to cover the $85 out-of-state tuition. Sixty years later, the loyal Hawkeye made the largest single contribution ever in support of UI Interc ...

Don E. Kash
Achievement 1988

Don E. Kash, 59BA, 60MA, 63PhD, is a pivotal adviser behind the scenes in a rapidly unfolding drama of critical importance to the future of this nation and the world—the interaction of technology with government policy. Over the past 20 years, Dr ...

Mary Elda Kautz
Friend 1994

Mary Elda Kautz, of Muscatine, may have graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, but she has wholeheartedly adopted the University of Iowa as her own. Mary Elda is one of the UI's most generous and loyal friends, although her suppo ...

Richard C. Kautz
Service 1985

Richard C. Kautz, 39BSC, chairman of Grain Processing Corporation of Muscatine, has long been a personal supporter of numerous University of Iowa projects. In recent years, the School of Music has been the beneficiary of corporate gifts from companies ...

Dr. G. Marshall Kay
Service 1971

G. Marshall Kay, of Leonia, New Jersey, Newberry Professor of Geology at Columbia University, was educated in Iowa City, receiving his BS degree in 1924 and the MS degree in 1925. During succeeding years, he achieved international fame as one o ...

Barry M. Kemp
Achievement 1991

Barry M. Kemp, 71BA, has fulfilled a childhood dream through his accomplishments as a television writer and producer. While a student in communications and theatre arts at the University of Iowa, Kemp wrote plays, but as a boy growing up in Kansas City ...

Karlene M. Kerfoot
Achievement 2001

Karlene M. Kerfoot, 65BSN, 70MA, has 28 years of experience in nursing and is currently senior vice president for nursing and patient care services and chief nurse executive and associate dean for clinical practice at the University of Indiana School o ...

Merle B. Kessler (Duck's Breath Mystery Theatre)
Service 1988

Ducks Breath Mystery Theatre has been quacking up audiences for more than a decade. The Ducks' outrageous comedy troupe—William D. Allard (75MFA), Daniel J. Coffey (75MFA), Merle B. Dessl ...

Margaret (Naumann) Keyes
Friend 1989

Margaret Naumann Keyes is a name synonymous with the University of Iowa's most famous and revered building, Old Capitol. Since 1970, when former UI President Willard L. Boyd named her research director for the restoration of Old Capitol, Dr. Keys has d ...

Charles M. Kierscht
Service 2001

Charles M. Kierscht, 62BA, 62JD, a Chicago attorney, was once simply intent on passing the bar. Not as many University of Iowa law graduates aspire to raising the bar where giving back to the university is concerned, but Kierscht has done just that.

Colleen Kinicki DiIorio
Achievement 2005

Colleen Konicki DiIorio, 69BSN, has had a tremendous impact on the lives of people with epilepsy and AIDS during a career that has earned her national respect and recognition. After earning her undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa, ...

Tom Kloet
Achievement 2015

Tom Kloet, 80BBA, a key innovator of the global stock exchange, has helped steer the financial services industry through technological advances and tumultuous times. Over the course of a distinguished international business career span ...

Richard M. Knapp
Achievement 2010

Richard M. Knapp, 65MA, 68PhD, is widely celebrated for his distinguished career as an advocate for academic medicine and a problem solver for some of the nation's most pressing health care and medical educational issues. Raised in Torrington, ...

Lloyd Knowler
Achievement 1979

Professor Knowler has been a leader in the development of courses in the areas of actuarial science, statistical quality control and biostatistics. He joined the U of I faculty in 1939 after two years as an instructor at Hunter College and has ...

William C. Knowler
Young 1982

William C. Knowler is deputy chief of the Epidemiology and field Studies Branch at the National Institute of Arthritis, Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases in Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated from the University with highest distinction and h ...

Theodore F. Koop
Achievement 1978

Theodore F. Koop attained professional prominence as vice president of CBS News in Washington, D.C. During his tenure, CBS became the leading television news network and Koop is credited wit hiring Walter Cronkite as anchorman for the national news.

Mary Kramer
Service 2015

Mary Kramer, 57BA, 72MA, is a former state senator and U.S. ambassador who has served the University of Iowa, the state, and the nation with an unmistakable commitment to the common good. A lifelong Iowan from Burlington, Kram ...

W.A. Krause
Achievement 2000

W.A. "Bill" Krause, 57BA, is owner, president, and chief executive officer of Krause Gentle Corporation, of Des Moines, which owns more than 300 Kum & Go convenience stores and 19 other affiliate companies. Krause graduated from the University ...

Shirley (Rich) Krohn
Achievement 1994

Shirley Rich Krohn, 44BFA, who began her career as a secretary for the American National Theatre Association, has achieved remarkable success in the entertainment industry. Born in Chicago, Rich came to the UI in 1940. Her bachelor of fine arts ...

Daniel J. Krumm
Achievement 1985

Daniel J. Krumm, 50BSC, has always been bullish on Iowa. He joined The Maytag company shortly after graduation from the UI and rose rapidly to his current position of chief executive officer. His company is widely respected as one of the country's best ...

Jeffrey D. Kueter
Young 2011

Jeffrey D. Kueter, 93BA, is an applauded public policy analyst and faithful UI alumnus who successfully balances professional pursuits with an unwavering desire to give back to his alma mater. After graduating from the University of Iowa with a ...

George D. Kuh
Achievement 2012

George D. Kuh, 75PhD, has made far-reaching contributions to the "science and art" of learning by creating a widely influential method for documenting and strengthening student achievement in American higher education. This prolific scholar and ...

Mason Ladd
Service 1975

The law career of Dean Emeritus Mason Ladd spans more than half a century. The son of an Iowa Supreme Court Justice, Ladd graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1923. He entered private practice with his father and brother in Des Moine ...

Mr. Edwin B. Lancaster
Achievement 1981

Edwin B. Lancaster is an executive vice-president and a member of the corporate executive office of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors of Metropolitan Property and Liability Insurance Company, cha ...

Curtis K. Lane
Service 2012

Curtis K. Lane, 73BBA, has a head for business and the heart of a Hawkeye—and he has used this skill and passion not only to excel in the world of portfolio management, but also to open doors for other UI entrepreneurs. After earning a ba ...

Erling Larson
Achievement 1983

Erling Larson has been a physician in Davenport, Iowa, since 1954 and clinical associate professor of internal medicine at the UI College of Medicine since 1976. He donates more than 500 hours per year of bedside teaching at the Family Practice Residen ...

Alan P. Larson
Achievement 2003

Alan Larson, 71BA, 78MA, 82PhD, will mark 30 years of distinguished and extraordinary service to the United States this year. As Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs, he is the senior economic advisor to Secretary of ...

Dr. Carroll B. Larson
Achievement 1978

Dr. Carroll B. Larson has taken his concern for excellence in teaching, service and research and applied it to the Department of Orthopedic Surgery in the University of Iowa College of Medicine. The outcome has been one of the best, and most innovative ...

Mauricio Lasansky
Faculty Staff 2001

Mauricio Lasansky, UI Virgil M. Hancher Professor Emeritus of Art and Art History, retired in 1985 from his position as director of a printmaking department that has garnered international respect for more than five decades. Last years, U.S. ...

Leonardo Lasansky
Young 1981

Prof. Lasansky is achieving an international reputation as an artist, working in the genres of intaglio printmaking and drawing. His biography is recorded in Who's Who in American Art. In the past year Lasansky, who has exhibited widely ...

Jack A. Laughery
Achievement 1980

Mr. Jack Laughery was raised in Guthrie Center. Following graduation from the University of Iowa he worked for Connecticut General Insurance Company and served in the U.S. Army. He joined Sandy's Food Systems in Davenport in 1962 and was promot ...

Warren G. Lawson
Service 2001

Warren G. Lawson, 55BSC, former Adjutant General of Iowa, has never been one to step back from a battle. From the 1954 Hawkeye gridiron as Most Valuable Player to the Vietnam combat zone to commander of Iowas Army and Air National Guard, Lawson has be ...

Donald P. Lay
Achievement 2000

Donald P. Lay, 49BA, 51JD, was appointed to the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1966. At the time, he was 39 years old and the second youngest person ever appointed to the Court of Appeals. Lay first enrol ...

James A. Leach
Friend 2015

Jim Leach has enjoyed a long and treasured friendship with the University of Iowa, most notably through his three decades of service in the U.S. Congress and now as a faculty member in the UI College of Law. During Leach's ten ...

Dr. Samuel P. Leinbach
Service 1978

Dr. Samuel P. Leinbach is a 1934 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Medicine and a distinguished family practitioner who has served one community for over 40 years. His hometown of Belmond, Iowa designated a day of celebration in his honor s ...

Kenneth C. Leuer
Service 2013

Kenneth C. Leuer, 56BSC, has displayed the epitome of character, leadership, and professionalism—whether on the UI wrestling mat or in the highest ranks of the U.S. Army—throughout a lifetime of selfless service and sacrifice. A native of Wayz ...

Richard S. Levitt
Achievement 1982

Richard S. Levitt, a Des Moines native, is chairman and chief executive officer of Dial Corporation in Des Moines. The Wall Street Transcript selected Levitt as the top Chief Executive Officer in the Consumer Finance Industry in 1981. He current ...

H. William Lichtenberger
Achievement 1997

William Lichtenberger, 57BA, 59BSChE, one of Iowa's most successful chemical engineering graduates, is ranked by Forbes magazine as 286th among corporate American's 800 most powerful executives. Born in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, in 1935 Lichtenberger emigr ...

Ailene H. Liechty
Friend 1999

Ailene H. Liechty, a faithful supporter of the university she and her husband adopted when they moved to Iowa City in 1931, has acted with outstanding generosity for the advancement of the University of Iowa. Her support and continuing involvement have ...

E.J. (Jack) Liechty
Friend 1983

E.J. (Jack) Liechty has had a distinguished newspaper and publishing career. He entered the business as Iowa City agency circulation manager for the Des Moines Register in 1930. He later also handled the distribution of the Iowa City Press-Ci ...

Dr. Dean M. Lierle
Service 1974

Dean M Lierle, 19BS, 21MD, 23MS, 26R, Professor Emeritus in the University of Iowa Department of Otolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery, is internationally renowned for his contribution to otolaryngology and is generally credited with upgrading the s ...

Dorothy Kaplan Light
Achievement 1995

Dorothy Kaplan Light, 59BA, 61JD, one of only two women in her 1961 UI College of Law gradating class, has achieved impressive success in her legal career. As vice president and corporate secretary for the Prudential Insurance Company of Americ ...

Bingnan Lin
Achievement 1986

Bingnan Lin, retired director of the Institute of Water Conservancy and Hydroelectric Power Research (IWHR) in the People's Republic of China, is one of the world's outstanding hydraulic engineers. After being selected by his government in nati ...

Dr. E. F. Lindquist
Service 1971

E.F. Lindquist, of Iowa City, founded, among other successful enterprises, the Measurement Research Center of Iowa City and the Iowa Educational Information Center, and was cofounder of the famous American College Testing Program. A graduate of ...

Donald B. Lindsley
Achievement 1988

Donald B. Lindsley, 30MA, 32PhD, an internationally renowned scientist in brain and behavior research, pioneered the use of electromyography and electroencephalography for research into the mechanisms of learning, perception, emotion, and sleep-wakeful ...

George P. Lloyd
Service 1969

George P. Lloyd is a vice president of the University of Iowa Foundation, was one of its founding directors, and has been on the Foundation's investment committee since its inception. Mr. Lloyd received his Bachelor of Science in Commerce degre ...

Gwilym S. Lodwick
Achievement 2002

Gwilym S. Lodwick, 42BA, 43MD, 50R, a professor emeritus and former chair in the University of Missouri School of Medicine's Department of Radiology, has been a trailblazer in the field of radiology, willing to chart the unknown in hopes of bettering h ...

Brad & Anna(Schuchmann) Lohaus
Young 1996

Brad Lohaus, 90BGS, and Anne Schuchmann Lohaus, 83BSPh, have shown true loyalty and love for the University of Iowa through their generosity and support. Currently a professional basketball player with the NBA's New York Knicks, Brad played at ...

Thomas J. Lowenberg
Hickerson 2011

Thomas J. Lowenberg, 62BSCE, 63MS, is an outstanding alumnus who shines as a model of engagement and leadership in advancing the University of Iowa. Lowenberg began seeking ways to give back to his alma mater almost as soon as he graduated with ...

J. Edward Lundy
Service 1965

J. Edward Lundy, '36BA, a native of Clairon, was a fellow in economics for three years at Princeton University following his graduation from SUI. He was a member of the Princeton economics faculty from 1940 until 1943, when he entered the Army Air Forc ...

Fred Luthans
Achievement 2002

Fred Luthans, 61BA, 62MBA, 65PhD, has helped revolutionize employee performance the world over. Though he's taught at the University of Nebraska for 35 years, this George Holmes University Distinguished Professor of Management has traveled the globe an ...

Wilton J. Lutwack
Achievement 1977

It wasn't easy to work you way through the University of Iowa during the Depression, but Wilton J. Lutwack, 38BA, was managing. With several part-time jobs and careful use of his savings, he managed, often buying used textbooks, sometimes fourth and fi ...

Bill Lynch
Young Alumni 2015

Bill Lynch, 00BS, and Matt Tucker, 00BS, are the successful founders of Jive Software, a start-up that went public in 2011 at a value of $900 million and now boasts a client roster that includes some of the top corpora ...

Enzo O. Macagno
Faculty Staff 2008

Enzo O. and Matilde C. Macagno, 58MS, have advanced the University of Iowa's reputation as a world leader in water science and technology through their seminal and internationally acclaimed research on the work of one of the world's true geniuses&mdas ...

Matilde C. Macagno
Faculty Staff 2008

Enzo O. and Matilde C. Macagno, 58MS, have advanced the University of Iowa's reputation as a world leader in water science and technology through their seminal and internationally acclaimed research on the work of one of the world's true geniuses&mdash ...

Jack MacAllister
Achievement 1987

Jack MacAllister, 50BSC, has risen to occupy one of the top jobs in the communications industry. As chairman of the board and chief executive officer of US West, Inc., the parent company of Northwestern Bell Telephone, MacAllister has earned a reputati ...

Kenneth P. MacDonald
Service 1967

Kenneth P. MacDonald, editor and executive vice-president of the Des Moines Register & Tribune Company. He received a BA degree from the U of I in 1926 and joined the staff of the Des Moines Register and Tribune in the same ...

J. Bernard Machen
Achievement 2000

J. Bernard Machen, 72MS, 72PedoS, 74PhD, is president of the University of Utah and one of the most important leaders in public higher education today. Renowned for his ability to build good relations, inter- disciplinary programs, and bridges ...

Diane Magrane
Achievement 2015

Diane Magrane, 74BA, 78MD, a renowned visionary in women's health and academic medicine, has nurtured hundreds of women leaders to take the reins in academic health sciences and engineering. A proud graduate of the University o ...

David L. Maher
Achievement 2000

David L. Maher, 64BSPh, a progressive leader in the pharmaceutical and food retail industry, is former vice president and chief operating officer of American Stores Company, headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. Having spent his entire career with one ...

Casey D. Mahon
Young 1987

Casey D. Mahon, 73BA, 76JD, has amassed an impressive list of accomplishments and successes since she graduated from the University of Iowa. She began accumulating awards, in fact, even before she left the university, receiving the Iowa Academy of Tria ...

Richard Maibaum
Achievement 1989

Richard Maibaum, 31BA, 32MA, Phi Beta Kappa, is a native New Yorker who attended the University of Iowa and then went on to a remarkable career in the entertainment world. He attributes his motivation to the legendary E. C. Mabie, his Iowa mentor, whom ...

Alfred A. Mannino
Achievement 1985

Alfred A. Mannino, 24BSP, has made a name for himself—both in the pharmaceutical industry and in his generous and committed relationship with his alma mater. His list of achievements while still attending the University of Iowa is impress ...

Thomas J. Marriott Jr.
Service 2016

Thomas J. Marriott Jr., 68BSChE, a safety and manufacturing/plant operations expert in Pennsylvania, has used his long track record of professional success to help University of Iowa students eager to follow in his footsteps.

Leon C. Martell (Duck's Breath Mystery Theatre)
Service 1988

Ducks Breath Mystery Theatre has been quacking up audiences for more than a decade. The Ducks' outrageous comedy troupe—William D. Allard (75MFA), Daniel J. Coffey (75MFA), Merle B. Dessl ...

John Martin
Friend 1976

John Martin, M.D., earned his medical degree from Northwestern University medical School in 1935, and spent many years as a faculty member of the school. He has also served as Chief of the Department of Neurological Service at Walter Reed Army Hospital ...

Sally Mathis Hartwig
Faculty/Staff 2015

Sally Mathis Hartwig, 75BSN, 77MA, longtime director of nursing at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, heightened UI nursing's reputation for excellence with her dedication to professional education and patient care. ...

James W. Maucker
Service 1970

James W. Maucker served as president of the University of Northern Iowa at Cedar Falls for 19 years and, during his administration, that institution achieved university status and its enrollment grew from 2,688 students to nearly 10,000. Dr. Ma ...

Phillip Mayberry
Service 2017

Phillip O. Mayberry, 67BSIE, is a true Hawkeye, through and through, and he has channeled his passion for the University of Iowa into a lifetime of good works on its behalf. When Mayberry first arrived on the UI campus—followin ...

Thomas R. McConnell
Service 1968

Thomas R. McConnell is chairman of the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of California at Berkeley. He received his A.M. degree from the University of Iowa in 1928 and his PhD in 1933. He also was an instructor in education at ...

Sue (Peney) McDevitt
Hickerson 1991

Sue Penney McDevitt, 60BA, 62MA, 67PhD, gave leadership and direction to the University of Iowa Alumni Association during her ten years as a member of the board of directors, especially the three years she served as its president. With a calm but firm ...

Robert H. McDonald
Service 1968

Robert H. McDonald earned the bachelor of arts degree in 1922 and the juris doctor in 1926 from the University of Iowa, then entered the investment banking business. He became a partner of McDonald & Company, members of the New York Stock Exchange. The ...

Richard A. McKay
Service 1989

Richard A. McKay, 52BA, 56MD, 63R, is a Waterloo ophthalmologist whose dedicated service to the University of Iowa dates back to his undergraduate days when he worked on the Hawkeye yearbook and was active in a myriad of other extracurricular ac ...

Jill N. McLaughlin
Service 1988

Jill N. McLaughlin, 53BA, has an infectious enthusiasm that makes her prodigious volunteer work for the University of Iowa a real asset. For those who have had the pleasure of meeting her, that ebullience seems a remarkably winning dimension of charact ...

Daniel E. McLean
Achievement 2009

Daniel E. McLean has dedicated his career to the development, construction, and revitalization of key neighborhoods in Chicago, including some of the city's most blighted areas. After receiving a degree in finance from the UI in 1970, McLean fo ...

John B McLendon, Jr.
Achievement 1998

John B. McLendon, Jr., 37MA, the only UI graduate to be inducted into the Naismith College Basketball Hall of Fame, is one of the most respected and influential innovators of college basketball. Born in Hiawatha, Kansas, McLendon earned his bac ...

Lee D. McMullen
Hickerson 2004

L.D. McMullen, 68BSCE, 72MS, 75PhD, believes in achieving quality in all he does, whether hes guiding water management, providing educational leadership, or brainstorming innovative solutions. This skilled engineer applies the best of his University o ...

Gary H Mears
Achievement 1993

Gary H. Mears, 58BSC, has had a long and distinguished career in the United States Air Force. Now a lieutenant general, he is director for logistics for the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon. A native of Grand Junction, Mears was commission ...

Marcelo Mena-Carrasco
Young 2013

Marcelo Mena-Carrasco, 03MS, 07PhD, is a scientist with the heart of a social activist, and his game-changing research in the field of civil and environmental engineering has helped transform air quality in his home country of Chile. Since chi ...

Nicholas Meyer
Young 1976

Nicholas Meyer ('68BA) is the best-selling author of several screenplays, short stories and books, including The Seven Percent Solution, a detective novel based on the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Sigmund Freud, which appeared on the be ...

Randall Meyer
Achievement 1979

Randall Meyer is a member of the Alumni Association and the U of I Presidents Club. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the U of I Foundation and in October, 1978, was named to that group's executive committee. After receiving a de ...

James A. Michener
Friend 1983

James A. Michener, who established the James A. Michener Awards for graduates of the UI Writers' Workshop in 1980, is one of the world's most popular authors. Since 1947, starting with the Pulitzer Prize-wining Tales of the South Pacific he has ...

David Milch
Achievement 2006

David Milch, 70MFA, is known across America for his involvement in creating some of the most groundbreaking television programs of the past two decades, including Hill Street Blues and NYPD Blue. A native of Buffalo, New York, Mil ...

Amanda L. Miller
Young 2011

Amanda L. Miller, 02BBA, has led the charge to keep recent graduates of the UI Tippie College of Business connected with their alma mater. Miller's loyal service to the university began when she was a student at the Tippie College of Business. ...

Francis C. Miller
Service 1979

Francis C. Miller was born and received his early education in Moravia. He attended Albia Junior College from 1936 to '38 and taught in the Appanoose County Schools for one year before entering the U of I in 1939. He worked at the Employee Peop ...

Rex Montgomery
Faculty Staff 2012

Rex Montgomery spent more than five decades as a University of Iowa scientist, producing groundbreaking research and educational programs that have helped transform the field of biochemistry and the university itself. The professor emeritus in ...

Ida M. Moore
Achievement 2007

Ida M. Moore, 73BSN, 78MA, is internationally renowned for her distinguished career as a nurse scientist in the field of pediatric oncology. The Emmetsburg, Iowa, native received a B.S.N. from the UI College of Nursing in 1973, followed by a m ...

H. Randolph Moore, Jr.
Service 1998

H. Randolph Moore, 61BA, 62MBA, 65PhD, 57LLB, a recently retired Superior Court judge for the state of California, is widely respected for his extraordinary contributions to the Los Angeles County juvenile court system. After graduating from th ...

Elizabeth Catlett Mora
Achievement 1996

Elizabeth Catlett Mora, 40MFA, recipient of the first master's of fine arts degree in sculpture granted by the University of Iowa, was born into a work of limited options, where fortunate black women could become teachers and nurses. The less fortunate ...

David Morrell
Faculty Staff 1999

David Morrell, a former professor of English at the University of Iowa who garnered critical attention with his debut novel, First Blood, in 1972, has become an immensely popular and prolific master of suspense. During his career as a faculty member an ...

John H. Morse
Service 1970

John H. Morse is a charter member of the board of directors of the University of Iowa Foundation. He received his BA degree from the UI in 1930, his MBA degree from Harvard in 1932, and his LLB from Yale in 1935. The following year, he joined the New Y ...

Majorie Mowlam
Achievement 1999

Marjorie "Mo" Mowlam, 74MA, 77PhD, Britain's Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, has earned worldwide respect for her distinctive contribution to the landmark peace agreement between the Irish Republic and the province of Northern Ireland.

Robert E. Moyers
Achievement 1981

A former faculty member at Iowa, Dr. Robert W. Moyers has held academic appointments at the University of Toronto, University of Athens in Greece and was Chairman of Orthodontics at the University of Michigan's School of Dentistry from 1953-1965. His r ...

Elizabeth Sele Mulbah
Service 2004

Elizabeth Sele Mulbah, 77MA, has devoted her life to helping heal both people and places. This nurse educator, teacher, and humanitarian has used educational experiences from her home country of Liberia and from the University of Iowa to effect signifi ...

Terrence J. Mulligan
Service 2001

Terrence J. Mulligan, 68BS, 68SE, past president and seven-year member of the UI Alumni Association's board of directors, has been an outstanding advocate of the University of Iowa on many fronts. Mulligan's family ties to Iowa go way back. In ...

Kay Johnson Mussell
Achievement 2007

Kay Johnson Mussell, 65BA, 70MA, 73PhD, has achieved great distinction for her multiple talents as a scholar, a teacher, and an academic administrator. Since her graduation from the UI, Mussell has led a long and successful career at American U ...

Prof. Robert J. Myers
Achievement 1980

Prof. Myers earned a B.S. degree in engineering physics from Lehigh University in 1933. Upon receiving his degree from the UI, Myers was employed as a junior actuary by the Committee on Economic Security, which prepared the studies on which the Social ...

Virginia A. Myers
Faculty 2016

Virginia A. Myers was a gentle teacher and renowned printmaker who blazed new trails in the world of the fine arts and whose invention of the Iowa Foil Printer elevated the reputation of the UI School of Art and Art History among progr ...

Vince Nelson
Friend of the University 2017

Vince Nelson is an enthusiastic University of Iowa champion who shared the Hawkeye spirit with countless alumni and friends during his 26 years at the helm of the UI Alumni Association (UIAA). Under his leadership, the UIAA thr ...

Mary D. Nettleman
Achievement 2013

Mary D. Nettleman, 93MS, has made far-reaching contributions to the field of public health through her impressive scholarship and clinical and academic achievements. A graduate of Vanderbilt Medical School, Nettleman earned a bachelor's degree ...

Michael J. New
Service 2007

Michael J. New, 64BA, 67MA, was president of the University of Iowa Foundation from 1998 until his death in 2006, serving as its very capable leader during the largest capital campaign in the history of the UI and helping to raise $1 billion for the un ...

Thomas Niblock
Young Alumni 2016

Thomas Niblock, 07BA, 07BBA—a globe-trotting diplomat with the U.S. Foreign Service—has already made a name for himself in the realm of international relations in the short time since graduation from the University of Iowa. T ...

Norman R. Nielsen
Achievement 2005

Norm R. Nielsen, 86PhD, has served public education in Iowa for more than 40 years as a teacher and coach, high school principal, school district superintendent, and administrator of a community college. For 19 years prior to his retirement in ...

Herbert Nipson
Achievement 1998

Herbert Nipson, 48MFA, an award-winning journalist, dedicated nearly four decades of his professional career to Ebony magazine. While an undergraduate student at Penn State University, Nipson became the first African-American elected to Sigma D ...

George Nissen
Achievement 1979

A native of Cedar Rapids, Nissen returned there after receiving his degree from the U of I and formed the Nissen Corporation, which today employs 350 people, many of them business and liberal arts graduates of the university. Nissen has assiste ...

M. Samuel Noordhoff
Service 2007

M. Samuel Noordhoff, 54MD, a world leader in cleft lip and palate surgery, has literally brought smiles to the faces of countless children throughout Southeast Asia. After graduating from the UI College of Medicine in 1954, Noordhoff completed ...

Louise Rosenfield Noun
Friend 1994

Louise Rosenfield Noun, author, political activist, art collector, and historian, has established close ties to the University of Iowa through her association with the Museum of Art and the UI Libraries. A lifelong resident of Des Moines, Noun ...

Frank T. Nye
Service 1976

Rated by his colleagues as ranking among the finest political reporters in the state if not the entire midwest, Frank T. Nye is widely noted and respected for his objective coverage of events on the political spectrum. Nye, Associate Editor of the C ...

C. Esco Obermann
Service 1986

C. Esco Obermann stands out as an articulate and forceful advocate of collegiality in an era that lauds individuality and specialization above all else. His emphasis on the broad-based multidisciplinary approach to research and education, as well as hi ...

Lillian C. O'Brien
Friend 1980

Lillian C. O'Brien interest in the UI Department of Ophthalmology developed through her marriage to Dr. C.S. O'Brien, the department's first head, who served in that position for more than 20 years, beginning in 1925. In 1973, through the coope ...

Margaret O'Connor Stessman
Achievement 2017

Margaret “Peg” O’Connor Stessman, 84BS 12MBA, has used her nursing skills and hard-won business acumen to create a company that combats fraud and waste within the Medicare and Medicaid system. The savvy entrepr ...

Dr. Don H. O'Donoghue
Service 1971

Don H. O'Donoghue, professor of orthopedic surgery and chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Fractures, the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine, is internationally known for his pioneering techniques in treatment of sports injuries ...

Margaret A. Ohlson
Achievement 1982

Margaret A. Ohlson, retired in 1971 as head of Nutrition at University Hospitals and professor of Internal Medicine, UI College of Medicine, after 48 years of service. She has held faculty positions at the University of Indiana Hospitals, Michi ...

George A. Ojemann
Achievement 1991

George A. Ojemann, 56BA, 59MD, has had an accomplished career as a neurosurgeon and professor of neurological surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle. An Iowa City native Ojemann is the son of the late Ralph Ojemann, a University of Iowa psy ...

Robert G. Ojemann
Achievement 1991

Robert G. Ojemann, 52BA, 55MD, is known nationally and internationally for his work as a clinical neurosurgeon and researcher. In addition to writing more than 150 published articles and two books on various aspects of neurosurgery and brain function, ...

William H. Olin, Sr.
Service 2009

William H. Olin has used his professional expertise in orthodontics and his humanitarian drive to positively transform the lives of Iowans and people around the world. Olin received a D.D.S. degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wiscon ...

Lance Olsen
Young 1991

Lance Olsen, 80MFA, has established himself as an academic and creative force in the field of literature. An accomplished fiction writer and graduate of the UI Writers' Workshop, Olsen is an associate professor of English and creative writing at the Un ...

Harry F. Olson
Achievement 1982

Harry F. Olson spent his professional career with the Radio Corporation of America (RCS). He started in 1982 with the Photophone Division of RCA in New Your City. He then moved to the RCA Victor Division in Camden, New Jersey and lastly served as staff ...

Robert A. Olson
Achievement 1982

Robert A. Olson began his career with Kansas City Power and Light as the company's secretary on February 14, 1947. A scant 13 years later, Olson was elected president and chief operating officer. He became chairman of the board and chief executive offi ...

John M. Opitz
Achievement 2010

John M. Opitz is recognized as one of the world's pre-eminent clinical geneticists, an outstanding physician, and a researcher deemed virtually peerless in the realm of clinical genetics. Born in Hamburg, Germany, Opitz spent most of his childh ...

Robert J. Osterhaus
Service 1997

Robert J. "Bob" Osterhaus, 52BSP, 12DSC is a small town pharmacist with an international reputation. A native of Dyersville, he left the UI and served two years in the US Army before beginning his career in Anamosa, where he worked as a staff pharmacis ...

Kenneth L Otto
Achievement 1992

Kenneth L. Otto, 56BSC, has had a long and impressive career as a senior business executive with some of the nation's industrial giants. Now senior vice president of Tenneco, Inc., one of the nation's largest industrial companies, Otto launched his car ...

Lloyd J. Palmer
Service 2005

Lloyd J. Palmer, 49BSC, is a loyal UI supporter and accomplished businessman who has spent a lifetime giving to others, both in time and resources. This Postville, Iowa, native has made significant contributions to the University of Iowa and to his man ...

John G. Pappajohn
Service 1991

John G. Pappajohn, 52BSC, 10LHD is proud to call himself a venture capitalist and actively promotes "entrepreneurism" as a means of brightening Iowa's economic future. Leading by example, he has founded more than 25 companies and has served as director ...

Mary F. Parden
Service 1990

Mary F. Parden, 36BSC, was more than simply secretary to four UI presidents between 1946 and 1983. She also presented a warm human face to the many students, parents, and others who sought help from the executive office. Miss Parden's relations ...

Darlene L. Paris
Achievement 1999

Darlene L. Paris, 62BBA, is founder and chief executive officer of ASI Personnel Service-the nation's largest and oldest full-service personnel firm that is both minority-owned and operated. Throughout her career, Paris has exemplified relentless dedic ...

V.C. Patel
Faculty/Staff 2017

V.C. Patel is a world-renowned engineering professor who profoundly influenced the field of fluid mechanics—and the lives of his University of Iowa students. Born in Kenya and educated at London and Cambridge Universities, Pate ...

Thomas D. Pawley III
Achievement 1990

Thomas D. Pawley III, 39MA, 49PhD, has devoted his life to the theater, enthusiastically spreading its magic to his students at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, MO. This accomplished actor, playwright, poet, teacher, author, and administrator has ...

Dr. Paul W. Penningroth
Service 1965

Born in Tipton, Dr. Paul W. Penningroth, 22BSC, received the MA degree from the Union Theological Seminary following his SUI graduation, and earned the PhD at Columbia University. He taught at various institutions including the Turkish Lycee at Adana, ...

Charles M. Peters
Young 1989

Charles M. Peters, 74BS, 80JD, became president and chief operating officer of Amana Refrigeration, Inc. in September 1988, distinguishing himself at an early age in an extremely competitive field. In a little more than four years with the company, Pet ...

Ann C. Petersen
Young 1991

Ann C. Petersen, 73BA, wields substantial influence as general counsel to the U.S. Air Force. As the senior lawyer among the Air Force's 1,600 attorneys, Petersen is the final authority on all issues except military justice, Nominated for the position ...

H. Rand Petersen
Service 1996

Rand Petersen, 51BA, has dedicated much of his life to others through civic and charitable activities in his community and at the University of Iowa. He and his wife, Mary Louise Anneberg Petersen, 51BA, are pleased to carry on family traditions of vol ...

Margaret S Petersen
Achievement 1987

Margaret S. Petersen, 47BSCE, 53MS, entered the field of engineering long before it became widely accepted for women to do so, and she managed not only to succeed in her chosen field, but to distinguish herself as one of the nation's leading hydraulic ...

Mary Louise (Anneberg) Petersen
Service 1983

Mary Louise Anneberg Petersen served 12 years on the Iowa State Board of Regents, including 8 years as president. During her tenure the regents' institutions enjoyed considerable growth in enrollment and quality, despite governmental cutbacks in financ ...

Trudy Huskamp Peterson
Achievement 1995

Trudy Huskamp Peterson, 72MA, 75PhD, is responsible for preserving the nation's heritage through the written documents that record government in action. Over the past 20 years, Peterson has worked her way up from an entry-level archivist positi ...

William Phelan
Friend 2005

William Phelan has played a vital, though often behind-the-scenes, role for the University of Iowa for many years, inspiring confidence, offering wise counsel to its leaders, and lending a hand to make the university the best it can be. As lega ...

Madge (Jones) Phillips
Service 1998

Madge Jones Phillips, 38BA, is a human services activist, who has committed both her professional career and her personal life to helping those who are less fortunate in and around Cedar Rapids. During her 18 years as director of the Linn Count ...

Marvin A. Pomerantz
Service 1978

Marvin A. Pomerantz has been active in the service and promotion of the University of Iowa College of Business Administration since his graduation in 1952. In addition, he has had a distinguished career in business. Pomerantz founded the Great ...

Ignacio Vives Ponseti
Faculty Staff 2004

Ignacio Vives Ponseti, 44R, 07DSC, has changed the future for literally thousands of people worldwide. When the Spanish-born and -educated physician arrived at the University of Iowa in 1941 to begin his residency, he embarked upon a decades-long caree ...

Jewel (Limar) Prestage
Achievement 1986

Dr. Jewel Limar Prestage, educator, author, and scholar, began her remarkable career at the age of 22, when she was handed her PhD diploma at the University of Iowa. Her uncommon efforts as a student of political science made her the first black woman ...

Mark W. Putney
Achievement 1995

Mark W. Putney, 51BA, 57JD, retired in 1992 as chairman and chief executive officer of Midwest Resources, Inc., Iowa's largest gas and electric utility. A Gladbrook native, Putney was a partner in Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave, a Des Mo ...

Marcia J. Radosevich
Achievement 2000

Marcia J. Radosevich, 78MA, 82PhD, trained in sociology and has enjoyed an impressive career in technology and information management in the health care area. Formerly chief executive officer, president, and chair of the board of HPR Inc., an emerging ...

David Ramirez
Young 1991

David Ramirez, 78JD, has accomplished much in his relatively young legal career, including establishing the first municipal juvenile court in Denver, Colorado. Currently a district court judge in that city, Ramirez has also served as a county court jud ...

Dana Ramundt
Service 2015

Dana Ramundt, 74BBA, a recognized leader in the insurance industry, is widely known for reintroducing a curriculum to the Tippie College of Business that has left an indelible mark on the University of Iowa, its students, and the insur ...

Stephen S. Rasmussen
Achievement 2013

Stephen S. Rasmussen, 74BBA, plays an important role as head of a Fortune 100 insurance company, but he still finds time to stay connected to his alma mater through generous acts of philanthropy. Now the chief executive officer of Nationwide Mu ...

Dr. Herbert W. Rathe
Achievement 1978

Since his graduation from the College of Medicine at the University of Iowa 53 years ago, Dr. Herbert W. Rathe has been a hard working internist in the community of Waverly, Iowa and a vigorous supporter of the University, particularly the College of M ...

Dorothy Ray
Hickerson 1992

Dorothy "Dottie" Klein Ray, 44BA, 45MA, is truly an Iowa City and University of Iowa institution. Journalist, UI booster, fund-raiser for many groups and causes, Ray has long kept her finger on the pulse of her community. Much of Ray's time is ...

Janice Reals Ellig
Service 2011

Janice Reals Ellig, 68BBA, has tirelessly contributed her talents and resources as a successful business executive to mentor University of Iowa students and support her alma mater. After graduating from the UI with a bachelor of business admini ...

Carroll J. Reasoner
Young 1992

Carroll J. Reasoner, 73BA, 76JD, the first woman and youngest president in the 119-year history of the Iowa State Bar Association, has already accomplished a great deal in her young legal career. A senior vice president specializing in corporate, banki ...

Marian Rees
Achievement 1988

Marian Rees, 51BA, personifies a rare Hollywood success story: not the beauty-discovered-in-malt-shop myth, but the hard-earned success of an intelligent, competent, and motivated woman who worked her way up from receptionist to award-winning producer ...

Helen L. Reich
Service 1980

Ms. Reich's association with the UI spanned 43 years. A native of Moravia, she enrolled at the University of Iowa in 1928 after tow years at Iowa Wesleyan College, Mt. Pleasant. She earned two UI degrees, a B.A. in English literature in 1930 and a M.A. ...

Mary Louise (Reynolds) Remy
Service 1998

Mary Louise Remy, 43BSC, has devoted a lifetime of service to furthering educational opportunities for women around the world. For ten years she served as an officer on the executive board of the International Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, serving ...

W. Ann Reynolds
Achievement 1991

W. Ann Reynolds, 60MS, 62PhD, has been called one of the top women in American academia, having distinguished herself first in her academic field, anatomy, and then as chief administrator of two of the country's largest university systems. With ...

Nickolas J. Rhodes
Young 1998

Nickolas J. Rhodes, 87BA, has experienced phenomenal success in the entertainment industry since he graduated from the University of Iowa just more than ten years ago. With his bachelor's degree in communications and theatre arts in hand, Rhode ...

Patricia Sleezer Ritter
Achievement 1993

Patricia Sleezer Ritter, 41BA, is a woman with a mission. No matter where she has directed her bountiful energy and problem-solving skills—whether it be to improve civil rights, to create affordable housing, to integrate neighborhoods, to provide ...

Simon O. Roberts
Achievement 2001

Simon O. Roberts, 59BA, former director of Adult Education at Black Hawk College in Moline, Illinois, has spent a lifetime opening doors for African Americans and other minotities traditionally shut out from educational and employment opportunities. An ...

Rosebud Roberts
Achievement 2017

Rosebud Roberts, 90MS, is a highly regarded scientist whose pioneering research in the field of dementia and mild cognitive impairment could benefit millions worldwide who suffer from such conditions. The professor of epidemio ...

Eddie Robinson
Achievement 1986

Eddie Robinson, the winningest football coach in the history of the sport, has dedicated his entire career to one institution, Grambling State University. He was hired to take over the program there in 1941 and left his 25 cents-an-hour job at the feed ...

Joseph F. Rosenfield
Achievement 1976

Des Moines, Iowa businessman, attorney, community leader and philanthropist Joseph F. Rosenfield, 28JD, has amassed a distinguished record of service to the University of Iowa and to his community and state. He served as Chairman of the Board of Younke ...

Ronald W. Roskens
Achievement 2004

Ronald W. Roskens, 58PhD, has gone from his boyhood on an Iowa farm to the national and global arenas of higher education and international relations. This accomplished University of Iowa graduate finished his doctoral degree and went on to a lifetime ...

Brian Ross
Achievement 2005

Brian E. Ross, 71BA, is a familiar face on network television, where he has achieved a reputation for unquestioned professionalism and ethics while gaining national acclaim as an investigative journalist. Born and raised in Chicago, Ross develo ...

Ronald Ross
Achievement 2006

Ronald Ross, 75MS, 75MD, is a pioneering researcher whose breakthroughs in understanding the causes and prevention of cancer bring hope to sufferers of this dreaded disease. Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of So ...

Eugene Rousseau
Achievement 1998

Eugene Rousseau, 62PhD, one of the great saxophonists of the world, received his PhD from the University of Iowa, where his principal teacher and mentor was Himie Voxman. Rousseau is Distinguished Professor of Music at Indiana University, where ...

Albert Ruffalo
Achievement 2016

Albert Ruffalo, 75MA, a pioneering entrepreneur with a head for business and a heart for service, has created a Cedar Rapids-based company that stands at the forefront of fundraising and enrollment management solutions. The f ...

Rafat Jan Rukanuddin
Service 2008

Rafat Jan Rukanuddin, 04PhD, has shown perseverance and heroism not only in her professions of nursing and teaching, but also in selfless service to humankind. Rafat Jan received a general nursing degree from Aga Khan University (AKU) in Karach ...

Dr. Adolph L. Sahs
Achievement 1981

Six years after his retirement as professor and head of the Department of Neurology at the University of Iowa, Dr. Sahs is still active as Chief of the Neurology Service at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Iowa City, as attending physician to the ...

Sheri Salata
Achievement 2014

Sheri Salata, 80BBA, president of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Harpo Studios, is one of the most influential executives in modern media—responsible for television programming that has left an indelible imprint on American culture.

Nathan E. Savin
Achievement 2013

Nathan E. "Gene" Savin is a leading scholar in econometrics—the application of mathematics and statistical methods to economic data—whose groundbreaking research has received worldwide acclaim. In a career spanning nearly five decades, Savin ha ...

Glenn Schaeffer
Achievement 2007

Glenn Schaeffer, 77MFA, has earned a reputation as a renaissance executive whose substantial success in the business world has been equaled by his contributions to the literary world. Schaeffers unlikely journey to the top of the hotel and r ...

Lloyd Schermer
Friend 2009

Lloyd G. and Betty A. Schermer may not have graduated from the University of Iowa, but for more than three decades, they have shown remarkable generosity to this institutionand particularly to the School of Journalism and Mass Communication in the Col ...

Betty Schermer
Friend 2009

Lloyd G. and Betty A. Schermer may not have graduated from the University of Iowa, but for more than three decades, they have shown remarkable generosity to this institutionand particularly to the School of Journalism and Mass Communication in the Col ...

Thomas R. Schierbrock
Hickerson 1994

Thomas R. Schierbrock, 70BS, 74DDS, a Council Bluffs dentist, has volunteered countless hours on behalf of the UI Alumni Association. A native of West Point, Schierbrock returned to Iowa in 1980 after a four-year stint with the United States Ai ...

Rozella M. Schlotfeldt
Service 1973

Rozella M. Schlotfeldt, a native of DeWitt, Iowa, is associate in nursing at University Hospitals in Cleveland and was professor and dean at Case Western Reserve University for 12 years. As a nursing educator and administrator, Dr. Schlotfeldt ...

Cynthia Board Schmeiser
Achievement 2013

Cynthia Board Schmeiser, 72BA, 73MA, 83PhD, is a nationally respected expert whose pioneering work in the field of college and career readiness has redefined educational standards. After earning a bachelor's degree in psychology and elementary ...

Herman J. Schmidt
Service 1975

As Vice-Chairman and a Director of the Corporation and as a member of its Executive Committee, Herman J. Schmidt is responsible for the Corporate Public Affairs of Mobil Oil Corporation. Born in Davenport, Iowa in 1917, Schmidt graduated magna ...

Christian G. Schmidt
Service 1997

Christian G. "Dutch" Schmidt, 34BS, a native of Dysart, earned nine letters in four varsity sports-football, baseball, basketball, and track-as one of the greatest athletes in Hawkeye history. Upon arriving on campus in 1929, Schmidt demonstrat ...

Richard J. Schnieders
Achievement 2008

Richard J. Schnieders, 70BA, rose to the upper echelons of Houston-based SYSCO, the largest food service marketing and distribution company in North America, by staying true to the highest standards of integrity and by earning the unwavering trust of h ...

Dorothy and James Schramm
Service 1971

Dorothy D. and James S. Schramm, of Burlington, Iowa, are well-known to the citizens of the state of Iowa for their philanthropy and dedicated involvement in continuing education, notably in the area of the arts. Mr. Schramm holds the LHD degre ...

George Schrimper
Faculty Staff 2010

George Schrimper, 64BS, 65MA, can look back over a distinguished 34-year career at the University of Iowa that transformed the UI Museum of Natural History from an antiquated exhibit hall into an engaging and relevant resource for students and the publ ...

Gary F. Seamans
Young 1977

Gary F. Seamans interrupted a blooming career in electrical engineering with the American Telephone and Telegraph Company to develop a whole career within the U.S. Air Force missile program in California. Following his 1971 graduation fro the Universit ...

Paul M. Seebohm
Friend 1988

Paul M. Seebohm has served the University of Iowa's Department of Internal Medicine and College of Medicine for nearly 40 years, making many contributions as a scientist, physician, teacher, and administrator. In his role as liaison between the UI and ...

Murray Seeger
Achievement 1980

Mr. Seeger opened the Brussels Bureau of Los Angeles Times in 1978 and soon after was named that newspaper's first European Economic Correspondent. In 1978, the University of California, Los Angeles, presented him with the Gerald Loeb Award for ...

Sheldon J. Segal
Achievement 2001

Sheldon J. Segal, 51MS, 52PhD, former director of population sciences of the Rockefeller Foundation and distinguished scientist for the Population Council since 1991, has brought his incisive scientific mind to bear on problems of overpopulation and ot ...

Theodore M. Seldin
Achievement 2013

Theodore "Ted" M. Seldin, 53BA, 55JD, an entrepreneur with a social conscience, is a champion of the development and provision of affordable housing for all. In 1953, Seldin received a UI bachelor's degree in economics along with his Air Forc ...

Martin J. Sepulveda
Achievement 2003

Martin J. Sepulveda, 85F, is highly respected as one of the leading occupational health physicians in the country. As vice president of global occupational health services and health benefits at IBM, he has helped IBM achieve national distinction as th ...

Raymond B. Seymour
Achievement 1990

Raymond B. Seymourk, 37PhD, is a scientist and educator whose discoveries have not only launched products and industries, but have also brought well-deserved recognition to the study of plastics. At his high school graduation in 1929, Seymour w ...

Mark S. Shapiro
Young 2004

Mark S. Shapiro, 92BA, knew what it takes to achieve a competitive advantage in the world of sports as early as third grade. Thats why its easy to understand how this University of Iowa graduate launched a cable-access sports show in high school, lan ...

Alice (Williams) Sheets
Service 1983

Alice Williams Sheets, who graduated from the University of Iowa in 1932 with a B.A. in journalism, has provided generous support for the College of Business. She is a life member of the University of Iowa Presidents Club and a life member of the Alumn ...

Jerome K. Sherman
Achievement 2006

Jerome K. Sherman, 54PhD, who is known as the father of cryobiology for his pioneering research in the cryopreservation of semen, has offered hope to hundreds of thousands of couples who might not otherwise have been able to conceive. In addition, his ...

Robert R. Shreck
Service 2013

Robert R. "Bob" Shreck, 71BS, 74MD, is a first-rate oncologist and hematologist who has blazed trails in the world of medicine—and inspired future generations of Iowa physicians to follow in his footsteps. A loyal Hawkeye through and through, S ...

Jay Sieleman
Service 2015

Jay Sieleman, 75BA, 78JD, is credited with skillfully and almost single-handedly saving the Memphis-based Blues Foundation, and, in the process, reviving blues music itself—an art form at the heart of the nation's cultural heritage.

Ori J. Sivan
Young 2008

Ori J. Sivan, 04BSE, became one of the Midwest's most revered—and youngest—leaders in environmental sustainability by co-founding the Greenmaker Supply Company, Chicago's only major provider of "green" building supplies. Long before ...

Jane G. Smiley
Achievement 2003

Jane G. Smiley, 75MA, 76MFA, 78PhD, is one of the University of Iowa's best-known graduates. The author of eleven works of fiction, she has won numerous literary awards, including a Pulitzer Prize in 1992 for her novel A Thousand Acres, which wa ...

Mary Louise Smith
Service 1984

Mary Louise Smith has worked for more than 30 years within the American political system. Beginning as a volunteer campaign worker in Iowa "grassroots" politics, Mrs. Smith became the architect of the Republican Party's precinct program in the state. H ...

Luther H. Smith
Achievement 2006

Luther H. Smith, 50BSME, has fought for racial equality in the skies of war-torn Europe and in his peacetime career in America. As a young boy, Smith dreamed of becoming a pilot—at a time when few blacks had managed to breach the color ba ...

Carol E. Smith
Achievement 2011

Carol E. Smith, 72BSN, has reduced the enormous burden placed on families coping with severe illness through her groundbreaking work in the fields of home care and telehealth. Smith received her B.S.N. from the University of Iowa's College of N ...

Robert L. Smith
Achievement 1990

Robert L. Smith, 47BSCE, 48MS, is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Kansas and civil engineer specializing in water resources. In both academia and government, Smith has worked to ensure the quality and availability of water. He i ...

Phillip M. Smith
Achievement 1989

Phillip M. Smith, 49BA, has risen from humble beginnings to become one of the most respected black physicians in the country with an impressive record as a humanitarian, physician, hospital administrator, medical school dean, and public health official ...

Thomas D Smith
Hickerson 1993

Thomas D. Smith, 62BBA, joined the Alumni Association's board of directors at a critical time in its history. As chairman of the search committee for a new executive director in 1987, Smith played a prominent role in revitalizing the organization and d ...

Clifford V. Smith, Jr.
Achievement 1992

Clifford V. Smith, Jr., 54BSCE, has had a distinguished career as an engineer and administrator, serving in academia, government, and industry. Now president of the General Electric Foundation, Smith was chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Milwau ...

Robert T. Soper
Faculty/Staff 2013

Robert T. Soper, 52MD, was a skilled surgeon and an innovator in the field of pediatric medicine who devoted his distinguished University of Iowa career to improving the lives of children. The first pediatric surgeon at University of Iowa Hospi ...

MaryFran Sowers
Achievement 2008

MaryFran Sowers, 84PhD, is an internationally recognized researcher in musculoskeletal disorders who has spent her career pursuing the answers that will bring relief to legions of women suffering from arthritis, osteoporosis, and bone disease. ...

Robert D. Sparks
Achievement 2009

Robert D. Sparks has led an exceptional, far-reaching career of service and leadership in academic medicine, education, public health, and philanthropy. Born in Newton, Sparks received a B.A. from the University of Iowa in 1955 and an M.D. in 1 ...

Theodore R. Speigner
Achievement 1976

During his career of more than 40 years as an educator and theologian, Dr. Theodore R. Speigner, 33MA, achieved a position of widely recognized leadership as an educator and civic leader in North Carolina. Dr. Speigner is currently professor and Chairm ...

Janet (Taylor) Spence
Achievement 1984

Janet Taylor Spence, 49MA, 49PhD, recently elected president of the 55,000- member American Psychological Association, is an educator and scientist of extraordinary accomplishment. The Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale she developed as part of her doctoral ...

Duane C. Spriestersbach
Faculty Staff 1996

Duane C. "Sprie" Spriestersbach, 40MA, 48PhD, is a man whose life and achievements have been intertwined with the University of Iowa for more than five decades. When Iowa has needed him, he has been there. He postponed retirement twice in order to cont ...

Richard H. Stanley
Achievement 1999

Richard H. Stanley, 63MS, chairman of the board of Stanley Consultants, Inc., has distinguished himself both as an engineer and as a societal leader through more than 40 years of service to the University of Iowa, his profession, his community, and the ...

C. Maxwell Stanley
Service 1967

C. Maxwell Stanley, Muscatine, president of the Stanley Engineering Company. He received a degree in engineering in 1926 and an MS degree in 1932 both from the University of Iowa. His company operates as a worldwide consulting firm and he has been a me ...

Elizabeth M. Stanley
Service 1982

Elizabeth M. Stanley, a member of the board of directors of the UI Foundation, together with her husband, C. Maxwell Stanley, have contributed generously to the University. Their gifts of African art make up the Stanley Collection at the UI Museum of A ...

Daniel Starch
Service 1969

Daniel Starch, the nation's leading psychologist in the fields of advertising and marketing, began his career at the UI as an instructor in psychology. He entered the world of business in 1919 and in the 50 ensuing years became a giant in the many-face ...

V. Hale Starr
Achievement 1999

V. Hale Starr, 76MA, 79PhD, is a pioneer in the field of litigation services. Owner and president of Starr Litigation Services, Inc., a communications and media research firm in West Des Moines, and a founding member of the American Society of Trial Co ...

Jerre L. Stead
Achievement 1992

Jerre L. Stead, 65BBA, is described by colleagues as a visionary business leader who continues to have an illustrious career. Stead started out in the business world with the Honeywell Corporation and, during his 21 years with the company, he rose from ...

Mary Joy Stead
Friend 2008

Mary Joy Stead knows that with the right help, people can learn to soar. This was true for her when she fulfilled her dream of becoming a licensed pilot. And it also was true of the journey she and her husband, Jerre Stead, 65BBA, made from early years ...

Robert P. Stearns
Achievement 2007

Robert P. Stearns, 60BSCE, has made invaluable contributions to the field of environmental engineering at a time when preserving and protecting our natural resources has become one of the nations and the worlds foremost issues. Since receivin ...

Dr. Wallace E. Stegner
Achievement 1981

Wallace E. Stegner is an author and Professor Emeritus of Literature and Creative Writing at Stanford University. He has taught at Iowa, Wisconsin, Harvard and from 1945 until 1972, at Stanford. He established the Creative Writing Center at Sta ...

Walter L. Stewart
Service 1968

Walter L. Stewart received the bachelor of arts degree from the University of Iowa in 1910 and the bachelor of law in 1912. He was admitted to the Iowa Bar that same year and began practicing law in Des Moines. He is now a senior member of the Des Moin ...

Juanita Kidd Stout
Service 1974

The Honorable Juanita Kidd Stout, 39BA, currently serving her second ten-year term as Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia, PA., has been widely recognized by her peers and by the Philadelphia electorate for her long record of steady, eve ...

John S. Strauss
Faculty Staff 2011

John S. Strauss, professor emeritus of the UI Department of Dermatology, has given back to the University of Iowa through his outstanding work as an educator, his altruistic service, and his philanthropic heart. A graduate of Yale University, S ...

Gary J. Streit
Service 2006

Gary J. Streit, 75JD, is recognized as one of the best taxation and employee benefits lawyers in America, but perhaps his most rewarding and inspirational service takes place outside his profession. For three decades, the native of Sibley, Iowa ...

Dewey B. & Velma E. Pottorf Stuit
Faculty Staff 1998

Dewey B. Stuit & Velma E. Pottorf Stuit have exhibited a lifelong commitment to the University of Iowa. It was with great sorrow that the UI Alumni Association learned of Velma's death on November 20, 1997, just weeks after she had been named a recipie ...

Wallace J. Sulentic
Service 1980

Wallace J. Sulentic is active in the Waterloo Industrial Development, Assoc., which promotes industry and commerce in the city. He is a former treasure, president, and trustee of Sunnyside Country Club. He is a director and officer of Junior Ac ...

Joseph B. Summers
Service 2002

Joseph B. Summers, 48BSCE, has influenced irrigation and water conservation in California and throughout the world during more than 53 years in his chosen fields of agricultural and civil engineering. For nearly four decades, the California-bas ...

Dr. Leslie W. Swanson
Service 1977

Dr. Leslie W. Swanson, 36MD, 39R, has served not only his community of Mason City, but the medical profession at a state and national level during his 36 years of practice. In Mason City, he has organized physicians and the institutions of heal ...

Thomas R. Temple
Service 2008

Thomas R. Temple, 77MS, has endeavored for three decades to inspire patient-centered changes in the practice of pharmacy that have substantially improved the health and welfare of Iowans and all U.S. citizens. After receiving a B.S. degree in b ...

Glen Terrell
Achievement 1985

Glenn Terrell (52PhD) has had a distinguished career in higher education. He began his teaching career as a member of the faculty in the department of psychology at Florida State University, later moving to the University of Colorado. In 1963 he became ...

John A. Thomas
Achievement 1997

John A. Thomas, 58MS, 61 PhD, is an innovative educator, researcher, administrator, and scientist whose varied career paths in his 30 years as a health professional have earned him a reputation of quiet brilliance. Currently vice president of a ...

Gregs G. Thomopulos
Friend 2010

Gregs G. Thomopulos is a dedicated friend and supporter who has leveraged his career experience and connections to greatly benefit the University of Iowa College of Engineering and its students. Professionally, Thomopulos rose through the ranks ...

Michelle (Fluckey) Thomsen
Young 1985

Michelle Fluckey Thomsen is remembered by James Van Allen, her major professor at the University of Iowa, as being "among the very best of the graduate students that I have had during my 34 years at the UI. She is clearheaded, hard-working, and highly ...

Henry B. Tippie
Service 1981

Mr. Tippie, a CPA, has for the past several years been chairman of the Executive Committee and vice-chairman of the Board of Directors of RLC corp., Wilmington, Del; a director and member of the Planning Committee and chairman of the Audit Committee of ...

Marita G. Titler
Achievement 2013

Marita G. Titler, 78MA, 92PhD, is an internationally recognized nurse scholar and leader who has revolutionized patient care. An expert in health-services research, translation science, and evidence-based practice, Titler got her start at Moun ...

Philip W. Tone
Achievement 1995

Philip W. Tone, 43BA, 48JD, a Chicago attorney, has distinguished the legal profession in his service to both the public and private sectors. After graduating from the UI College of Law with highest honors, Tone attended Yale Law School as a gr ...

Doug True
Faculty/Staff 2017

Doug True, 71BS, has a head for numbers and a steady hand, and he used these talents to expertly guide the University of Iowa for 27 years—most notably through the devastating flood of 2008. Throughout his exceptional career, T ...

Matt Tucker
Young Alumni 2015

Bill Lynch, 00BS, and Matt Tucker, 00BS, are the successful founders of Jive Software, a start-up that went public in 2011 at a value of $900 million and now boasts a client roster that includes some of the top corpora ...

Jim Turner (Duck's Breath Mystery Theatre)
Service 1988

Ducks Breath Mystery Theatre has been quacking up audiences for more than a decade. The Ducks' outrageous comedy troupe—William D. Allard (75MFA), Daniel J. Coffey (75MFA), Merle B. Dessl ...

MarthaEllen Tye
Friend 1976

Martha-Ellen Tye is an avid supporter of the arts at Iowa and is a generous contributor to the University of Iowa Museum of Art, the School of Music and the Opera Theatre. Mrs. Tye contributed the pace-setting gift to the Second Century Fund capital ca ...

John E. Tyrrell
Service 2000

John E. Tyrrell, 47BA, 50MD, a major actor in Iowa's medical community and former member of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, has been innovative in practicing rural family medicine and in building bridges among physicians statewide. Tyrrell ...

Stephen L. Ummel
Service 2007

Stephen L. Ummel, 65MA, is regarded as something of a miracle worker in the complex and challenging healthcare industry. Born and raised in Iowa, Ummel came to the University of Iowa as a graduate student, earning his M.A. in hospital and healt ...

James A. Van Allen
Achievement 1986

James A. Van Allen, has contributed so significantly to the generation of new knowledge in the field of space physics that he has gained an international renown shared by very few college professors. From those early days when he led his colleagues int ...

Marta J. Van Beek
Young 2011

Marta J. Van Beek, 97MD, 01R, 03F, 03MPH, 08F has established herself as a national leader in academic medicine, skyrocketing to the top of the dermatology field in a remarkably short amount of time. Following the completion of her medical degr ...

Martha Van Nostand
Friend 1976

Martha Van Nostand, during her 26-year tenure as House Manager of Hillcrest Residence Hall, touched the lives of thousands of University of Iowa students. It seems fitting that her nominations for recognition as a Distinguished Friend of the University ...

Ruth Van Roekel McGregor
Achievement 2006

Ruth Van Roekel McGregor, 64BA, 65MA, has devoted her life to the law, bringing to it qualities of calm, practicality, and fairness derived from her Iowa roots. Recognized as one of the leading judges in the nation, McGregor was appointed as Chief Just ...

R. William Van Sant
Achievement 1999

William Van Sant, 66BSME, 67MS, chairman and chief executive officer of Lukens Inc. and a nationally recognized business leader, is widely respected for his ability to build shareholder value for some of America's most respected companies. An I ...

Therese Vaughan
Young 1996

Therese "Terri" Vaughan, 79BBA, is known across the country as a judicious and innovative voice on insurance issues. Through her service and dedication to the state of Iowa, she exemplifies the spirit of excellence that is central to the University of ...

Robert W. Verhille
Service 2011

Robert W. "Bob" Verhille, 55BSC, has consistently blazed a trail for others to follow, both in his professional career and his volunteer efforts on behalf of the University of Iowa. After graduating from the UI in 1955 with a business degree, V ...

Elizabeth (Elder) Villafana
Young 1986

Elizabeth Elder Villafana is considered by many in Minneapolis financial circles to be one of the brightest young business executives in the Twin Cities area. Villafana, a 1980 finance graduate from the College of Business Administration, has b ...

Himie Voxman
Achievement 1993

Himie Voxman, 33BSChE, 34MA, is Iowa's own "music man." He and his clarinet came to the University of Iowa from Centerville in 1929, the year the new football stadium opened on the west side of the Iowa River. Nearly 65 years later, Voxman recalls the ...

Dwight C. Vredenburg
Achievement 1989

Dwight C. Vredenburg, 35BSC, chairman and chief executive officer of Hy-Vee Food Stores, Inc., has left an indelible stamp on the Iowa business world with his humane and highly successful guidance of the Chariton, Iowa, retail food and drugstore firm.< ...

Richard G. Wagner
Service 1992

Richard G. Wagner, 51DDS, 52MS, 52OrthS, is a Sioux City dentist who has distinguished himself both through his community service and his work on behalf of the University of Iowa. A leader of a number of civic causes and organizations, Wagner is partic ...

Dr. Donovan F. Ward
Service 1965

Dr. Donovan F. Ward, '30MD, is a native of Dubuque where he has practiced medicine nearly all of his medical career. Following his internship at St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit, Mich., he served a surgical preceptorship in Dubuque and practiced there un ...

Emory Warner
Service 1980

A native of North English, Dr. Warner interned at the University of Rochester in 1929-30. He joined the UI Department of Pathology in 1930, was named assistant professor in 1933, associate professor in 1938 and served as professor and head from 1945 to ...

Joanne Rains Warner
Achievement 2014

Joanne Rains Warner, 76MA, has been an agent of change in her profession—and an inspiration to the next generation of nursing innovators—throughout more than three decades in nursing education. The professor and dean of the Uni ...

James L. Watson
Achievement 2005

James L. Watson, 65BA, who grew up in the tiny southwestern Iowa town of New Market, credits opportunities afforded him at the University of Iowa for launching a career that has gained him international recognition as one of the most distinguished and ...

Alan Waxenberg
Achievement 1992

Alan Waxenberg, 56BA, has had a fascinating career in magazine publishing. Now vice president and publisher of Good Housekeeping magazine, Waxenberg launched his career in 1958 as a marketing trainee at Look magazine and quickly advanced through ...

Irving B. Weber
Service 1988

Irving B Weber, 22BA, possesses a sense of place with the University of Iowa area, and Johnson County that few could ever approximate. He's been recognized as an athlete, business leader, local historian, writer, philanthropist, and sage. Just when you ...

Edward J. Wegman
Achievement 2004

Edward J. Wegman, 67MS, 68PhD, has skillfully used the life of the mind to transform the role of machines. The visionary professor and statistician has blended theory and practice throughout a lifetime of teaching, research, and discovery. He built his ...

Joseph M. Welsh
Young 1984

Joseph M. Welsh, 71BBA, 72MA, has outdistanced his peers among the population of industrial relations professionals from schools across the country. As division vice president for personnel and industrial relations for Consolidated Aluminum corporation ...

Jude West
Faculty Staff 2006

Jude West, 69PhD, is professor emeritus of the UIs Henry B. Tippie College of Business, where he is recognized as a superb teacher knowledgeable in all areas of organizational operations. For more than 40 years, he has also quietly assisted dozens of ...

Stephen West
Service 2008

Stephen L. West, 69BBA, the president of West Music Company and Miyazawa Flutes, has made it his professional—and personal—mission to promote music education and music participation on a local, state, and national level. After gradu ...

Sheba R. Wheeler
Young 2002

Sheba R. Wheeler, 96BA, became a Pulitzer Prize-nominated reporter before the age of 30, and she did so by demonstrating solid "shoe-leather" journalism, tenacity, and tremendous grace under pressure. Practically straight out of the UI's School of Jour ...

Ann M. Wheelock
Young 2000

Ann M. Wheelock, 84BS, the highest-ranking Latina in the world of philanthropy, is senior vice president of the Western Regional Office of the Fannie Mae Foundation, a Fortune 100 company with the public mission of helping more families achieve the Ame ...

Charles H. Whitmore
Service 1968

Charles H. Whitmore, president and chairman of the board of directors of Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric Company of Davenport, received his juris doctor degree from the UI in 1940. He is a member of the board of trustees of the Power Reactor Development ...

Thomas Wickham Jr.
Service 2017

Thomas J. Wickham Jr., 90BA, 94JD, is only the fifth person since 1928 to sit to the right of the Speaker of the House and advise lawmakers on procedural matters and precedent when the United States House of Representa ...

Francis O. Wilcox
Service 1982

Francis O. Wilcox has served as director general of the Atlantic Council of the United States for the past seven years. The Council was founded in 1960 to promote better understanding between the United States and industrialized democratic nations in t ...

Gene Wilder
Achievement 2003

Gene Wilder, 55BA, is probably best known for making millions of people laugh, but his skills as an actor, screenwriter, and director have made enormous contributions to American cultural life. From the time he appeared in The Producers ...

Dr. Theodore Willis
Service 1967

Dr. Theodore Willis, San Mateo, Calif., retired orthopedic surgeon, and long-time head of the department of orthopedic surgery at St. Luke's hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. He received a BS degree in 1908 and a medical degree in 1910, and practiced orthop ...

Meredith Willson
Service 1963

In the genus Homosapiens there is a species Iowan, whose natural habitat centers on the 42nd parallel at the 93rd meridian, between two great rivers in the American Midwest. The more adventurous of the species range widely about the earth ...

Herbert A. Wilson
Friend 1995

Herbert A. Wilson, an Iowa City entrepreneur, has worked tirelessly during the past 20 years to benefit both Iowa City and the University of Iowa community. Truly a self-made man, Wilson has risen from humble beginnings to become one of the mov ...

Susan C. Winckler
Young 2003

Susan C. Winckler, 92BSPh, has risen quickly to a national leadership role in the area of pharmaceutical and health policy development since graduating from Iowa. As vice president for policy and communications and staff counsel for the American Pharma ...

John H. Witte
Service 1963

Through a growing span of years, with quiet conviction and without flourish or display, this man has strengthened the human community. In the city of Burlington, his home, and in the timeless world in which his University plays out its roles, he has to ...

Stephen H. Wolken
Hickerson Recognition 2014

Stephen H. Wolken, 65BS, 68MD, 75R, has provided decades of steadfast leadership to the University of Iowa Alumni Association, the University of Iowa, and the surrounding community. A lifelong Iowa resident, Wolken has demonstr ...

William R. Wood
Achievement 1980

Currently the mayor of Fairbanks, Alaska, Mr. Wood is a native of Jacksonville, Ill. He earned a A.B. degree from Illinois College in 1927 and was a teacher and coach in public school systems in Michigan, Iowa and Illinois from 1928-46. From 19 ...

Jin Wu
Achievement 2000

Jin Wu, 61MS, 64PhD, an eminent engineer and internationally recognized educator, is Distinguished Professor of Engineering at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in the Republic of China (Taiwan), where he implemented significant reform as NCKU's pr ...

Mark K. Wuest
Young 2001

Mark K. Wuest, 84BA, UI dance department graduate and former dancer with the Joffrey Ballet, entered his first year of college with a vision of himself toting a briefcase, not a duffel bag packed with tights and legwarmers. Wuest's story has re ...

Darrell D. Wyrick
Service 1992

Darrell D. Wyrick, 56BSChE, 57MS, president of the UI Foundation, has devoted most of his working life to the University of Iowa. Hired in 1962 as the first full-time employee of the UI Foundation, the independent, nonprofit corporation that raises pri ...

Robert E. Yager
Achievement 2009

Robert E. Yager, emeritus professor of science education at the University of Iowa, has transformed the way science is taught in schools worldwide. After graduating from the University of Northern Iowa in 1950 with a bachelor's degree in biolog ...

Sharon K. Yearous
Young 2009

Sharon K. Yearous is driven by an exceptional passion for helping Iowa's youth, which guides her educational research activities, her professional work, and her considerable service to the state. Yearous grew up on a farm outside Monticello and ...

Chen-Hsing Yen
Achievement 1984

Chen-Hsing Yen has accomplished what few would aim to achieve—a trio of remarkable careers that are a tribute to his nation, the Republic of China, and to the world. Having received his undergraduate education at China's most noted techni ...

Diane Y. Ying
Achievement 1997

Diane Y. Ying, 68MA, has distinguished herself as a leading journalist in the Far East and throughout the world with her efforts in establishing, editing, and publishing CommonWealth magazine. Bringing substance and style to business reporting i ...

Earl M. Yoder
Friend 1997

Earl M. Yoder, is a name synonymous with "Friend" on campus, in Iowa City, and around the state of Iowa. A successful businessman, civic leader, and former state representative, Yoder has demonstrated a generosity and devotion toward the UI that goes b ...

Fred J. Zamberletti
Achievement 2011

Fred J. Zamberletti, 55BA, has enjoyed an illustrious 50-year career in physical therapy and sports medicine that started with the Hawkeyes and took him to the NFL. After graduating from the UI in 1955 with a physical education degree and in 19 ...

Kyle Zimmer
Service 2016

Kyle Zimmer, 82BA, was a corporate attorney volunteering at a soup kitchen in Washington, D.C., when she realized that the kids she was working with had no books in their lives. So, she set out with two friends to build a market-driven ...