Alumni

Math alum Calvin Irons sitting at desk

Making math count

Did you know that modern GPS is based on the mathematical concept of degrees, which dates back to the ancient Babylonians? UNI alumnus Calvin Irons knows all about math, its history and how it relates to the current world, and he wants to share that knowledge with others.
Brian Gabel

UNI names Brian Gabel as new alumni association president

The University of Northern Iowa has announced Brian Gabel as the new assistant vice president for alumni engagement and annual giving and president of the UNI Alumni Association.
Joel Waggoner and Meryl Streep in "Only Murders in the Building"

Joel Waggoner’s journey from UNI School of Music to “Only Murders in the Building”

Joel Waggoner's career has taken him to Broadway and given him the chance to work alongside Meryl Streep. And it all started with UNI degree.
UNI campus

UNI alums, staff honored in Courier’s 2023 “20 Under 40”

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier announced its 2023 “20 Under 40” class. Among these honored members of the Cedar Valley are more than a dozen UNI alumni.
Chuck Grassley

UNI to house papers of U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, announces endowed professorship

The University of Northern Iowa is proud to announce two historic gifts to the institution from Senator and Mrs. Chuck Grassley.
Josh Mahoney

UNI “Academic Heisman” finalist named partner of international law firm

Mahoney double-majored in economics and English at the University of Northern Iowa. He also played football for the Panthers.
Kimryn Rathmell in front of an American flag

W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, begins work as 17th director of the National Cancer Institute

The 17th director of the National Cancer Institute is University of Northern Iowa alum Dr. Kimryn Rathmell.
Jim Jermier speaking at Distinguished Alumni event

UNI recognizes 2023 Distinguished Alumni

Notable graduates and loyal supporters were recognized at the annual Distinguished Awards Celebration, held on Nov. 17, 2023.