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As a University of Iowa College of Education alumnus, you join a network of individuals who are teaching, leading, counseling, inspiring, researching, mentoring – and making a positive impact on the world.

While your life takes you across the globe, we hope you’ll stay connected through lifelong bonds established with college faculty, staff, and fellow alumni. We want to hear about your interests, initiatives, and achievements.

We offer many dynamic and diverse opportunities, and we hope you’ll take advantage of some of them. We’re here to help make connections and opportunities happen!


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Latest News

Elementary Education alumnus Kenny Gaskin

In the news: Elementary Education alumnus featured in Des Moines Register

UI Elementary Education alumnus Kenny Gaskin spent his childhood looking up to his teachers. He’s now a teacher with Des Moines Public Schools, inspiring students and building a sense of community in the classroom.
Illustration of alumna and donor, Linda R. Baker

A tribute to Linda Baker

Monday, January 8, 2024
Linda R. Baker, College of Education alumna and passionate supporter of education, died Dec. 27 at age 77. Her legacy lives on in the many profound and positive contributions she and her husband Dale have made over the years. The Baker Teacher Leader Center in the UI College of Education is named in her honor.
Alumna and veteran John Mikelson in front of a U.S. flag

Mikelson honored as small business champion for veterans

Tuesday, June 20, 2023
Alumnus John Mikelson retired from the Army in 2004, but he has never stopped helping veterans and service members get the support they need. That's why he was recently recognized as the 2023 Small Business Administration (SBA) Veterans Small Business Champion of the Year.
Pride flag and old capitol building

UI faculty, alumni net grant to help LGBTQ+ students thrive on campus

Thursday, June 22, 2023
Jodi Linley, University of Iowa associate professor in Higher Education and Student Affairs, is part of a $500,000 grant from the Spencer Foundation for first-of-its-kind research on LGBTQ+ college students. The grant is in collaboration with HESA alumni Cindy Ann Kilgo and Alex Lange.

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