Alumni

From ‘labor of love’ to Iowa’s top bourbon maker, UNI alum’s family business puts small-town Swisher on the map

From ‘labor of love’ to Iowa’s top bourbon maker, UNI alum’s family business puts small-town Swisher on the map

After a successful 30-year career in finance, University of Norther Iowa alum Jeff Quint ('85) felt pulled to follow his true passion and in 2005 opened Cedar Ridge Distillery in Swisher, Iowa, the first distillery to open in the state since prohibition. Cedar Ridge Distillery has since become the top bourbon maker in the state, producing more than 200 barrels a month. 
UNI Campanile

Distinguished Awards Celebration honors notable UNI alumni and friends

University of Northern Iowa President Mark A. Nook, the UNI Alumni Association and the UNI Foundation will honor alumni and friends of the university at the President’s Distinguished Awards Celebration, on Friday, November 4.
Aaron Hyde, Marcus Pitts, Tyler Dingel, Austin Hedstrom

UNI real estate alumni dominate at awards expo

University of Northern Iowa alumni were well-represented among the winners of this year's Iowa Commercial Real Estate Association awards.
UNI Alum Dr. Kimryn Rathmell recognized for incredible contributions in kidney cancer research

UNI Alum Dr. Kimryn Rathmell recognized for incredible contributions in kidney cancer research

University of Northern Iowa alum Dr. Kimryn Rathmell (‘91) was elected this year to membership in the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), a prestigious, non-governmental organization that advises the nation and the world on important aspects of medical science, health care and public health.
Kurt Warner and family

Kurt and Brenda Warner to serve as VIPs of UNI Homecoming Parade

Kurt and Brenda Warner will be returning to Cedar Falls to serve as the VIPs of the UNI Homecoming Parade on Saturday, Oct. 8.
Generous alum gift creates new UNI-CUE scholarship for UNI students

Generous alum gift creates new UNI-CUE scholarship for UNI students

Paying for college just got easier for three University of Northern Iowa students, thanks to a new scholarship that was created as the result of a generous gift from a UNI alum.
De'Veon Harris

From athlete to mentor, UNI football alum De’Veon Harris helping Cedar Rapids students

A University of Northern Iowa alum and former football player, De'Veon Harris had hopes of playing all the way to the NFL, but injury struck and he had to change directions. Today Harris, a first-generation college graduate who came from a low-income background, is helping Cedar Rapids students reach their goals through his work with Educational Talent Search - a TRIO program that was recently expanded to the Cedar Rapids School District. 
Suzan Turner

UNI alum wins Iowa History Teacher of the Year award

The latest winner of Iowa History Teacher of the Year from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is 1993 UNI graduate Suzan Turner.