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Alumni Magazine 2020

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Excelling on the court and in the classroom: Jack Devlin

Friday, November 13, 2020
Learn more about Jack Devlin and his experience as a UI REACH student and student manager for the Iowa men's basketball team.

In the business of helping others: Allie Stutting

Friday, November 13, 2020
Allie Stutting has always wanted to help others. This desire led her to the College of Education, where she raised millions of dollars for the Stead Family Children’s Hospital, created a nonprofit to support at-risk community members during COVID-19, and discovered her passion for healthcare philanthropy.

Black lives in white spaces

Friday, November 13, 2020
Several faculty, graduate students and alumni have dedicated their careers to examining the inequity that exists in education, systemic barriers that block Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) from accessing higher education, and the ways education leaves BIPOC students behind at every level.

Why I Give: Devlin Family

Friday, November 13, 2020
The Devlin family reflect on why they chose to support UI REACH.

Hilliard helps veterans as I-SERVE’s resource specialist

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Lorenza Hilliard is an Army Veteran who has been out of the Army for nearly four decades. But she still finds a way to continue giving back to other veterans. 

In the News: Understanding suicide as a social justice issue

Monday, November 9, 2020
Counseling Psychology Professor Emeritus John Westefeld describes how we can begin to understand suicide and suicide prevention as a social justice issue.

"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Edward Moller

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
We hope you are having a great “Where Do You Work?” Wednesday, Hawkeyes! This week meet alumnus Edward Moller (B.A. ’98 Art Education with a minor in studio art).

Varon inspires other veterans through Troops to Teachers

Monday, November 2, 2020
Elias Varon, an elementary education major and veteran, is proud to help other veterans consider pursuing a career in the field of education in his role as a Troops to Teachers representative.

Alumna Quintero honored as Elementary Art Educator of the Year

Thursday, October 29, 2020
Buffy Quintero (2011, MAT) was recently honored as the Elementary Art Educator of the Year by the Arts Educators of Iowa (AEI). This award is given annually to selected members of the Iowa arts education community who have shown stellar dedication to the craft of teaching art to children. Quintero works as an art teacher at Longfellow Elementary School in Iowa City.

Sharing passion of powwow dance, Native culture

Thursday, October 29, 2020
University of Iowa
Hill is currently working toward his goal of helping Native American youth at the University of Iowa by getting an MA in teaching, leadership, and cultural competency through the College of Education.

Warren, Baldus honored for arts educators distinguished service

Thursday, October 22, 2020
Jan Warren and Clar Baldus have been selected as recipients of the Art Educators of Iowa for the Distinguished Service Outside the Profession Award for 2020. This award is given annually to individuals who have shown stellar dedication to teaching art to children and young adults.

Wood honored with national leadership award

Thursday, October 15, 2020
Susannah Wood, associate professor in Rehabilitation and Counselor Education, was awarded the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Professional Leadership Award.

College of Education student named Obermann Spelman Rockefeller Community Scholar

Thursday, October 15, 2020
Obermann Center for Advanced Studies
Peggy Schwab, a second year Master's candidate in the College of Education's School Counseling program and Iowa LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Related Disabilities), is the 2020-21 Obermann Spelman Rockefeller Community Scholar. For this academic year, Peggy will work with Neighborhood NESTS, a new community collaborative initiative. Nurturing Every Student Together...

"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Kamal Talukder

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Hello and happy “Where Do You Work” Wednesday! This week, meet Kamal Talukder (M.A. ‘20 Trumpet Performance, B.A. ‘20 Music Education).

"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Luke Jansen

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Happy “where do you work?” Wednesday! This week, we want you to meet alumnus Luke Jansen (BA Secondary Education and History ‘18, with an endorsement in social studies.)

Wadsworth receives grant to train rehabilitation counselors

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Faculty in the top-ranked Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling program will now be able to recruit and educate more highly-qualified rehabilitation counselors, thanks to a new $750,000 Department of Education grant.

In the News: Fitzke shares advice on dating in a pandemic

Monday, October 12, 2020
Kayla Fitzke, assistant professor in Couple and Family Therapy, shares advice and expert insights about dating during a pandemic on Iowa Public Radio's Talk of Iowa.

"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Neal Hausmann

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Hello and happy “Where Do You Work” Wednesday! This week we are spotlighting alumnus Neal Hausmann (MA in Teaching ‘19).

Bardhoshi named a top contributor to flagship journal

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Gerta Bardhoshi, an associate professor of counselor education and supervision, has been named a top contributor to the Journal of Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development. 

College of Education Special Education and School Psychology faculty awarded $1.6 million grant

Monday, October 5, 2020
Faculty from the University of Iowa College of Education Special Education and School Psychology programs were awarded a $1.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.