College of Education Office of Strategic Communications staff are ready to help connect media with University of Iowa College of Education expert sources, provide information about our initiatives, history, and people, and share our college’s story. 

Media Inquiries

Please contact:

Lois J. Gray

Director of Strategic Communications
319-335-5347 (office)
319-430-3740 (cell)


UI REACH program builds lasting friendships

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
This story on KGAN CBS 2 highlights the lasting friendship created between two University of Iowa College of Education REACH Program graduates. It also looks at the post-graduation lives of these UI REACH alumni. According to UI REACH Director Pam Ries, since the program began in 2008, over 80 percent of UI REACH students are employed. See the full story on KGAN CBS 2.

Conference supports pre-service STEM teachers

Monday, March 6, 2017
A story on KGAN CBS 2 takes a look at STEM teacher retention and the positive impact of the 2017 STEM Pre-Service Teacher Conference that was held at the Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa March 3 and 4.

Student Spotlight: Henry Hartzler

Friday, February 24, 2017
Henry Hartzler, of Byron, Minnesota, is an elementary education major and is also seeking an English as a second language endorsement.

UI REACH resident assistant passionate about her work

Thursday, February 23, 2017
In this Daily Iowan story, resident assistant Taralynn Young talks about her passion for working alongside University of Iowa College of Education REACH students in their daily lives on campus. Read the full article in The Daily Iowan.

UI College of Education students named Obermann Graduate Fellows

Monday, February 20, 2017
DaVida Anderson, a graduate student in higher education and student affairs, and Dellyssa Edinboro, a graduate student in educational policy and leadership, have been named 2017 Obermann Graduate Fellows.

Baker Digital Teacher Project promotes tech-savvy teachers

Friday, February 17, 2017
As technology’s role in the classroom continues to evolve, the Linda R. Baker Teacher Leader Center encourages pre-service teachers to move ahead of the curve by requiring professional development focused on using technology in a K-12 classroom in a purposeful way. This spring, thanks to the generosity of alumnus Linda R. Baker, approximately 100 newly-admitted Teacher Education Program students...

Mourning the loss of Al Jarreau

Monday, February 13, 2017
Celebrated jazz vocalist and UI College of Education graduate, Al Jarreau, died Feb. 12.

Three alumni elected to Iowa School Counselor Association board

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Three of our alumni have proven to be leaders in their field and were recently elected to the Iowa School Counselor Association board.

UI REACH director, students tout transformative program

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
In this story by KWWL, UI REACH Program Director Pam Ries and students currently enrolled in the program talk about the life-changing experiences and opportunities it offers.

2017 MLK Jr. symposium highlights impactful diversity research

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Leading-edge diversity research is alive and well at the University of Iowa College of Education. Dean Dan Clay, Laila McCloud, DaVida Anderson, and Emeritus Dean Nick Colangelo. The 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Research Symposium was recently held at the Lindquist Center, showcasing University of Iowa College of Education graduate and undergraduate research projects, at all stages, related to...

ACT scholar thrives in supportive research environment

Monday, February 6, 2017
DaVida Anderson, of York, Pennsylvania, is working toward a Ph.D. in Higher Education and Student Affairs at the University of Iowa College of Education. From the first day she set foot on campus, Anderson knew that UI was the best choice for her as an education researcher. In 2015, Anderson became part of the ACT Scholar Program, which means her research is supported through scholarship funding...

More than 6K alumni and friends gave $55 million to support the UI College of Education

Monday, February 6, 2017
The University of Iowa and the University of Iowa Foundation have announced the successful conclusion of For Iowa. Forever More: The Campaign for the University of Iowa.

Family happy to see son join UI REACH

Friday, February 3, 2017
In this story by KWWL, a young man named Carter and his mother discuss what they believe it means for him to be admitted into the University of Iowa REACH program at the College of Education.
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Viral video, UI REACH opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities highlighted

Thursday, February 2, 2017
A viral video of a young man named Carter learning he's been admitted into the University of Iowa REACH program at the College of Education is highlighted in this story by KCRG-TV9.

Ph.D. alum presents impactful lecture at Lindquist Center

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Eddie Moore Jr., who earned a PhD in Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Leadership Studies at the University of Iowa College of Education in 2004, recently presented the lecture titled, "White Privilege 101: Getting in on the Conversations" at the Lindquist Center.

UI REACH admission letter video goes viral

Monday, January 30, 2017
This article in The Des Moines Register gives some context surrounding the viral video of a young man named Carter learning he's been admitted into the University of Iowa REACH program at the College of Education.

Iowa Student Loan Funds Scholarships for UI REACH Students

Thursday, January 26, 2017
Iowa students seeking to meet career and college aspirations through the University of Iowa's REACH (Realizing Educational and Career Hopes) program will receive the support they need thanks to a contribution from Iowa Student Loan.

The University of Iowa Partners with to Launch New Online Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 is proud to announce that it is partnering with the University of Iowa to offer a new online Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) that is available for enrollment now.

Schmidt, Thein discuss aim of Strong Girls Read Strong Books

Monday, January 23, 2017
Strong Girls Read Strong Books, a weekly after-school program, is using books to talk with girls at local elementary schools about how to be strong.

New Iowa Reading Research Center program to address need-based literacy challenges

Thursday, January 19, 2017
A new Iowa Reading Research Center initiative will provide expert training in literacy instruction, need-based improvement planning, and continuous support to four local education agencies in order to bring improved literacy outcomes for students facing multiple challenges.