Dear Colleagues and Friends,

How exciting it is to share with you the tremendous success of our capital campaign. Once again, our Hawkeye community has risen to the challenge of demonstrating their commitment to impact education. This level of success gives the University of Iowa College of Education a rare distinction among public university colleges of education. Please accept our heartfelt thanks for your belief in our work – our duty is to make good on your trust in us.

Never before has there been so much pressure to reform and improve education. As the highest ranked and highest quality teacher education program in Iowa, we are committed to addressing Iowa’s future teacher shortage by training more teachers and increasing the diversity of our teaching workforce. We are energized by these state and national challenges, and we will rise to meet them just as our donors have done. As leaders, scholars and innovators, we are responsible for leading the state, nation and world in education. And that is exactly what we will do with the resources you have entrusted with us.

We will continue to leverage our legacy of innovation and success to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem that values and rewards innovation. We must invest in our people and their ideas to continue driving innovation and continuous improvement. We must also invest in renovating the Lindquist Center to reflect the future of teaching and learning with the ability to rapidly test new ideas. We will expand our public/private partnerships to properly incentivize innovation in education while ensuring that student learning outcomes are the most important goal. With a relentless pursuit of excellence and an eye toward innovation, our future as a national leader will be firmly rooted in the impact of our teaching, research and service. Thank you for joining us on this wonderful journey!

Best wishes,

Daniel L. Clay


Table of Contents

Left to Right: Joan Vandenberg, Mitch Kelly, Jeni Sizemore, Haley Buettell, Annie Klusak, Patricia Storlie, Kate Moon, Joseph Edwards, Amira Nash, Krista Walker, and Arielle Soemadi traveled to India together during the 2017 Winterim.
Going global Whether traveling to India or Italy or coming to Iowa from afar, College of Education students gain global knowledge that enriches their ability to teach, conduct research, and engage in a more closely-connected world.
President Brian O. Hemphill addresses the audience after his investiture ceremony as Radford University’s seventh president.
Gaining a foundation for impactful leadership

The College of Education produces leaders across a wide spectrum of professions. Among those success stories is that of Brian Hemphill (PhD ’98) of Spring Hope, North Carolina.

Megan Dietz
Generations of Hawkeyes The love of teaching is passed down from generation to generation.
Map of Iowa
HOPE in rural Iowa Project HOPE (Healthcare Occupations Preparation and Exploration) is a STEM-based curricular intervention that integrates academic and vocational opportunities designed to connect minority and low socioeconomic middle school students to the health science professions early in their education. The program is of particular importance to rural Iowa youth.
Lori Ihrig
STEM Excellence and Leadership invigorates learning for high-ability students in rural Iowa The STEM Excellence and Leadership program is a half-million-dollar grant pro-gram funded by a Talent Development Award from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation aiming to enrich the lives of talented and gifted rural Iowa students.
Phil tagging tape is on the Lindquist Center sign
Why I Give More than 6,000 donors contributed a total of $55 million to the College of Education as part of For Iowa. Forever More: The Campaign for the University of Iowa. This is a rare achievement, only made possible thanks to your generosity and support!
the Lindquist building
Class Notes Check out some of the latest life events for our alumni.
Shu-I Chang and her son in front of the Lindquist Building
An opportunity to thank a mentor

One Day for Iowa proved to be much more than a giving campaign for the college.

Steven Faulkner smiles
Seeing Beyond Blindness A former dentist finds his passion for rehab counseling.
Dean Dan Clay, Stephen Schumacher, and his dad at College of Education homecoming
UI REACH Stephen Schumacher A UI REACH Alumnus tells his story of success.
Dan Snyder types at a laptop computer in his classroom
Where Do You Work? “I’ve always loved my job because of the fact that I get to impact young kids’ lives. It is a very rewarding profession, but I don’t get to see the end result until they graduate,” Dan Snyder (BS ‘90) says.
Al Jarreau talks to students
In Memoriam We remember beloved faculty and alumni.
Amy Marling speaks to two students in a lab classroom
The Way I Teach Amy Marling (MAT ‘14), is an at-risk and science teacher at Clear Creek Amana High School in Tiffin, Iowa. See how she teaches.
Teacher Education Students show their Chromebook Sleeves with College of Education logos on them
The Baker Digital Teacher Project 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.
Thank you message to retirees
Retirements Thanks to all of our faculty who are retiring.
Jeremy Williams in front of flag
I-SERVE’S Williams awarded Pascarella Military Veteran Promise Award Jeremy Williams, graduate assistant for I-SERVE, won the 2017 Ernest T. Pascarella Military Veteran Promise Award.
DaVida Anderson smiles for a picture
ACT scholar thrives in supportive environment

Thanks to ACT and the support of fellow researchers, DaVida Anderson knows she’s right where she wants to be.

David Johnson and Lia Plakans
$2.2 Million Grant to help ELL students flourish through teacher development

Teachers in training and those in practice will soon be able to teach English language learner students in more impactful ways thanks to a new $2.2 million federal grant.

Baby smiles while wearing a Hawkeye Teachers onsie
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Daniel L. Clay

Executive Associate Dean
Christopher Morphew

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Graduate Programs
Amanda Thein

Associate Dean for Teacher Education and Student Services
Nancy Langguth

Strategic Communications Director
Lois J. Gray

Writer/Social Media
Andy Goodell

Mei-Ling Shaw Williams

Mikaela Parrick

Web Editor
Jean Finley