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Andrew Sukup, son of Sukup Manufacturing President Charles Sukup and UI REACH alumnus, works on a welding machine at the factory on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Sheffield, Iowa.  Brian Powers/The Register
In the news: UI REACH alumnus excels in family business

UI REACH alumnus Andrew Sukup, along with about a dozen other family members, works for the family business -- Sukup Manufacturing in Sheffield, Iowa.

By The Numbers 2016-2017

41 degree programs offered

27,822 alumni in 78 countries, all 50 states, and every Iowa county

$86 million awarded in grants

125 books and peer-reviewed publications

Joshua Williams, second from left, pictured with his parents, Tony and Cindi, and his brother Jacob.
Finding the right fit with UI REACH Cindi and Tony Williams, Oregon parents of newly-admitted UI REACH student Joshua Williams, recount their experience finding the program in this column in The Seattle Times.
UI REACH grad enjoys working at Wrigley Field

Recent UI REACH alumnus Tanner Salinas talks about what it's like working at Wrigley Field in this Chicago Tribune article.

Cover of Alumni Magazine with Linda Baker and students smiling in India
Read the UI College of Education Alumni Magazine 2017 Learn about all of our amazing endeavors.
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.
UI REACH students draw on a chalkboard at DP Dough
UI REACH takes learning outside the classroom In this front page article in The Daily Iowan, UI REACH students learn about cooking safety at DP Dough in Iowa City.
UI REACH program builds lasting friendships

This story on KGAN CBS 2 highlights the lasting friendship created between two University of Iowa College of Education REACH Program graduates.

UI REACH resident assistant passionate about her work

In this Daily Iowan story, resident assistant Taralynn Young talks about her passion for working alongside University of Iowa College of Education REACH students in their daily lives on campus.

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UI REACH director, students tout transformative program In this story by KWWL, UI REACH Program Director Pam Ries and students currently enrolled in the program talk about the life-changing experiences and opportunities it offers.
Family happy to see son join UI REACH In this story by KWWL, a young man named Carter and his mother discuss what they believe it means for him to be admitted into the University of Iowa REACH program at the College of Education.
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Viral video, UI REACH opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities highlighted A viral video of a young man named Carter learning he's been admitted into the University of Iowa REACH program at the College of Education is highlighted in this story by KCRG-TV9.
UI REACH admission letter video goes viral This article in The Des Moines Register gives some context surrounding the viral video of a young man named Carter learning he's been admitted into the University of Iowa REACH program at the College of Education.
Cally Murray, director of development for the UI Foundation, Pam Ries, director of UI REACH, along with students Tayler Kortenkamp and Zach Waddingham, accept a $10,000 donation from Iowa Student Loan's Steve McCullough and board chair, Christine Hensley.
Iowa Student Loan Funds Scholarships for UI REACH Students Iowa students seeking to meet career and college aspirations through the University of Iowa's REACH (Realizing Educational and Career Hopes) program will receive the support they need thanks to a contribution from Iowa Student Loan.