Jake Manternach on Guaranteed Rate Field

Designing a dream: UNI graduate’s journey to the Chicago White Sox

A love for sports and art converge for UNI alum Jake Manternach in his role as a senior graphic designer for the Chicago White Sox.
Klint Carlson in UNI uniform playing basketball

Here are your UNI connections to the 2024 Summer Olympics

The U.S. Olympic Trials are underway, and several current and former UNI Panthers are hoping to earn their spot to compete in Paris later this summer.
Students in UNI nursing apparel in front of campanile

Donors launch scholarship initiative for UNI nursing students

As UNI gears up to welcome the inaugural class of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program students this fall, donors are already rallying to support the future nurses.
Joana Lwin

Opening hearts, opening doors

Joana Lwin’s journey has been anything but easy. Today, through her role as director of Refugee and Immigrant Youth Organization (RIYO) in Waterloo, Iowa, she hopes to take her experiences and pay it forward.
Charles Mhoon

Bridging the equity gap in higher education

If you would had asked Charles Mhoon,‘17, in high school where he’d be almost two decades later, he certainly wouldn’t have said working as an educational counselor at the University of Northern Iowa.
Valerie Jennings

Gaining ground and giving back

As a student at the University of Northern Iowa, Valerie Jennings, ‘01, had no idea what her future career would look like. What she did know, though, was that to gain a baseline for how to work with people from all backgrounds and personalities, she’d need to seek out classes and internships with an international focus.
Kelly Cunningham

Curiosity created a career in UX design for McDonald’s

Kelly Cunningham's many areas of study at UNI have helped her succeed as a UX designer, now working as a senior experience design lead for McDonald’s.
The Fick family in UNI gear

Fick family pledges major contribution to UNI-Dome campaign

In honor of the family’s investment, the Ficks will be recognized with a premier named space in the new UNI-Dome facility.