Alumni

Rich and Dee James

Alumni Couple Invest in Future Teachers Through Scholarship

Alumni couple invest in future teachers through scholarship.
Justin Adams in a cowboy hat

Musician Justin Adams returning home to Panther Country

Country musician and UNI alum Justin Adams is excited to bring his high-energy honky tonk cowboy country music to UNI campus for Homecoming 2023.
Susan Rider playing trumpet in front of the Washington Monument

From Russell Hall to the White House, armed with a trumpet

As a professional musician who got her start at UNI’s School of Music, Master Gunnery Sgt. Susan Rider uses her musical talents to hail the red, white and blue every day
Donors Doug and Dianne Whittle and Evan Patterson

Donors Doug and Dianne Whittle, ‘73, share the story behind the Evan Patterson scholarship

Donors Doug and Dianne Whittle, ‘73, share the story behind the Evan Patterson scholarship
Bonnie Alger conducting

UNI graduate is first female to lead United States Army Chorus

Meet Bonnie Alger, a UNI alum who is the first female Officer in Charge of The United States Army Chorus.
Carney Park

UNI grad plans events for thousands while working in a volcano

One of UNI alum Chris Kasparek’s unconventional workplace is a volcano in Italy — a dormant volcano, that is.
Ben Schmitz

A communications journey from UNI Athletics to the NFL’s Chicago Bears

For UNI alum Ben Schmitz, the road to achieving his dream of working for the NFL may not have been the easiest or shortest. But it’s been worth it.
Hannah Pratt works on butter Kurt Warner

You butter believe it! Kurt Warner sculpted with butter for 2023 Iowa State Fair

We got a sneak preview of the Kurt Warner butter statue that will accompany the Butter Cow at this year's Iowa State Fair!  Its sculptor, Sarah Pratt, is a 1999 UNI graduate while her daughters and apprentices are current UNI students.