Iowa Black Alumni Association

Our Mission

The Iowa Black Alumni Association promotes the general mission and purposes of the University of Iowa and strives to acknowledge and recognize black students and alumni for their achievements and service, while promoting their career and educational opportunites and enhancing the social and economic conditions of prospective, current, and former black students of the University of Iowa.

Iowa Black Alumni Association Scholarship

The Iowa Black Alumni Association is pleased to award scholarships to qualified black UI students. Applicants must complete and submit materials, available here, no later than March 2, 2015. We will present the scholarship during the African American Studies Awards Reception, 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, April 17.


Scholarship Winners
Demetrius Watson and Kenyan Lewis stand with Iowa Black Alumni Association member, Orville Townsend after receiving IBAA scholarships during the African American Studies Awards Reception.

2015 Reunion

The IBAA will hold its 51st anniversary celebration reunion on April 17-19, 2015, at the Clarion Hotel in Iowa City. Make your reservations early by calling 319-354-2000 and asking for the IBAA special reunion rate of $74.99 plus tax. Click here for more information on the upcoming reunion and to register.

Iowa Black Alumni Association 50th Anniversary

Nearly 100 alumni and friends came back to Iowa City to celebrate 50 years of friendship, camaraderie, and educational opportunities in April 2013.

Activities included a student panel discussion about issues concerning the success of students at the University of Iowa, game night, workshops on networking and new technology, alumni giving and writing a book proposal, a campus tour, banquet and dance, and brunch.

During the reunion weekend, Lois and George Eichacker shared Dr. Jewel Limar Prestage's article highlighting profiles of professionalism, leadership, and service with attendees. Click here to read more.