Articles from February 2020


In the news: helping black men stay in college

Thursday, February 27, 2020
Higher Education and Student Affairs doctoral student Charles Martin-Stanley II is changing the world through studying the systemic barriers that hinder the academic growth of black men in higher ed and developing real-world solutions.

"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Jeff Simak

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Happy “Where Do You Work?” Wednesday! This week meet alumnus Jeff Simak (BS ’12 in Mathematics and a Secondary Education certificate). Simak is a math teacher and the head junior varsity boys basketball coach at Prairie Ridge High School in his hometown of Crystal Lake, Illinois, where he has been teaching for six years. Simak enjoys the students he works with and getting to watch them grow during...

"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Mandi Felan

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Alumna Mandi Felan, originally from Independence, Iowa, shares experiences in her first year of working as a fourth-grade teacher at Harding Elementary in Mason City, Iowa.

Inspirational UI REACH student featured on Big Ten Network

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Jack Devlin, UI REACH student and Iowa Men's Basketball student manager, was recently featured on the Big Ten Network. Watch the video to learn more about Jack and his journey to UI REACH and the men's basketball team.

In the news: How hoops was a sanctuary for this UVA professor

Joseph Williams, a University of Iowa College of Education alumnus in Counselor Education and Supervision, is featured as a faculty spotlight at the University of Virginia.

UI REACH News - February 2020

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Read the February 2020 edition of the UI REACH newsletter.

"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Theresa Kirkman

Monday, February 17, 2020
Alumna Theresa Kirkman (BA ’00 in Elementary Education and MA’ 03 in Educational Leadership), shares what she loves about being principal at West Burlington Elementary School in Burlington, Iowa.

Future educator leads Dance Marathon

Monday, February 10, 2020
Learn more about Allie Stutting’s journey of leadership and impact in Dance Marathon.

Bowman named Mary Louise Petersen Chair in Higher Education

Thursday, February 6, 2020
Nick Bowman, professor of higher education and student affairs, has been selected as the new Mary Louise Petersen Chair in Higher Education in the University of Iowa College of Education.

Alumnus named Iowa’s Assistant Secondary Principal of the Year

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Sean Baylor, a University of Iowa alumnus and associate principal at Franklin Middle School in Cedar Rapids, was selected as the 2019-20 Iowa Assistant Secondary Principal of the year by the School Administrators of Iowa.