Thursday, April 12, 2018

Dear colleagues and friends,

Our College of Education community brings together diverse students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends, united in the cause of making our world a better one.


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Read on to learn about outstanding leaders like alumna Rusty Barcelóa nationally recognized Latina scholar, administrator, and mentor who is influencing generations of students.

Be inspired by alumni like Jake Chung who is planting seeds of hope through a community project that is creating connections between neighborhoods and schools.

Get to know our outstanding students like Yareli Mendoza, who is building a supportive community for women veterans and who was recently appointed to the national U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Women Veterans. 

Or hear about the experiences of Andrew Sukup, a graduate of the UI REACH Program, and how he’s making a difference in his hometown community of Sheffield, Iowa.

You’ll also see why our faculty such as William Liu are recognized not only for their scholarship, but also for their contributions to the community through projects and partnerships that help everyone from veterans to the homeless.

The common threads that tie these diverse stories together are the compassion, character, creativity, and commitment to creating a better world that is shared by all of them.

While our lives are being rocked by change like never before, our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends are focused on creating a better future for everyone.

We are proud of our community and grateful that you are part of it.

Best wishes,

Daniel L. Clay


Read more of the College of Education's 2018 Alumni magazine