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Remarkable People
         
Diane Nukuri   Ignacio Ponseti   Pam Terrill
DIANE NUKURI
From Burundi to Iowa, a runner chases her dream...
  IGNACIO PONSETI
The clubfoot treatment pioneer is changing medicine...
  PAMELA TERRILL
A nurse turns front-line fighter against sexual assault...
         
Scott Reese   Teresa Mangum   Sonia Gunderson
SCOTT REESE
Alum parlays teaching stint into diplomatic career…
  TERESA MANGUM
Victorian lit expert makes community a classroom…
  SONIA GUNDERSON
Grad student takes on Arctic challenge…
         
Austin Bunn   Don Coffman   Yolanda Villalvazo
AUSTIN BUNN
A writer helps patients share their stories…
  DON COFFMAN
Bandleader helps older adults make music…
  YOLANDA VILLALVAZO
Med student works to bring medicine to the underserved…
         
Joan Rinner   Sandy Boyd   Emmanuel and Valentina Clottey
JOAN RINNER
Volunteer helps defuse prison conflict…
  SANDY BOYD
Longtime leader aids Iowa nonprofits…
  EMMANUEL and VALENTINA CLOTTEY
Spouses share goals for learning and life…
         
Lauren McCarthy   Jerry Schnoor   John Heineman swimming

LAUREN MCCARTHY
Wanderlust sends UI grad to Cambridge…

  JERRY SCHNOOR
Researcher leads state’s climate change efforts…
  JOHN HEINEMAN
Student pushes the limits for health care access...
         
Diana Davies   Saba Ali   Katie Jo Sloter
DIANA DAVIES
A traveler dives into adventure abroad
...
  SABA ALI
Blending Iowa, Appalachia, and Islam
...
  KATIE JO SLOTER
Pursuing diverse interests to a common goal…
         
Cliff Missen   Christine Grant  
CLIFF MISSEN
Bridging a divide that’s not just digital…
  CHRISTINE GRANT
Championing opportunity for all athletes...
  ATUL NAKHASI
Rallying the student vote ...
         
  Shamieka Wilmington   Diana Reed
ROBERTO AMPUERO
Telling stories, connecting cultures…
  SHAMEIKA WILMINGTON
Savoring surprise in science and life…
  DIANA REED
Sharing a proven formula for success…
         
Tom Walz   Jacqueline Leonard   Deb Vierling
TOM WALZ
Helping people with disabilities find their niche…
  JACQUELINE LEONARD
Prepping for a role in environmental policy…
  DEB VIERLING Crusading to help kids succeed…
         
Matt Howard   Holly Moriarty  
MATT HOWARD Finding better ways for medicine...   HOLLY MORIARTY
Making the case for sustainability...
  JERRY SLEZAK
Inspiring folks with a joke and a story…
         
Mike Chasar   Nathan Drew   Colleen Chapleau
MIKE CHASAR
Exploring poetry’s power, then and now…
  NATHAN DREW
Building solutions for Iowa’s small towns…
  COLLEEN CHAPLEAU Fighting cancer in work and life…
         
  John Mikelson   Mark Knabel
KERI HORNBUCKLE
Solving problems, setting an example…
  JOHN MIKELSON
Welcoming veterans to college life…
  MARK KNABEL
Rediscovering medicine and faith…
         
Chunghi Choo    
CHUNGHI CHOO
Sculpting art and artists…
  JENNA SMITH
Living fully—and finding funds for a cure...
  DANNY WILCOX FRAZIER
Documenting life at home and abroad…
         
Tisch Jones   Londa Vander Wal   Lane Wyrick
TISCH JONES
Changing minds and society on stage…
  LONDA VANDER WAL
Answering a call to feed the hungry…
  LANE WYRICK Documenting the life of a local hero…
         
Barbara Eckstein   Courtney Parker   Drew Henning
BARBARA ECKSTEIN
Turning eyes to the Iowa River…
  COURTNEY PARKER
Cultivating cross-cultural connections…
  DREW HENNING
Pursuing a passion for justice…
         
Michael Everson   Kate Karacay   Chris Threlkeld-Wiegand
MICHAEL EVERSON
Understanding language—and why it matters…
  KATE KARACAY
Taking a stand for global human rights…
  CHRIS THRELKELD-WIEGAND
Making music by hand…
         
Don Gurnett   Dan Gable   Kevin Lu
DON GURNETT Interpreting the sound of space…   DAN GABLE
Pushing excellence on and off the mat…
  KEVIN LU
Helping tell the Olympic story…
         
Ted Wheeler   Bethzaira Fregoso   Nanette Barkey
TED WHEELER
Coaching athletes for life…
  BETHZAIRA FREGOSO
Reaching out to first-generation students
  NANETTE BARKEY
Charting a nation’s recovery from war…
         
Casey Koschmeder   David Jackson   Steve McGuire
CASEY KOSCHMEDER
Teaching—and learning—far from home…
  DAVID JACKSON
Documenting African American life in Iowa…
  STEVE MCGUIRE
Lending a hand when it’s needed most…
         
Alexandra Keenan   Craig Just   Nicholas Zavazava
ALEXANDRA KEENAN
Embracing exploration in academics and life…
  CRAIG JUST
Making classroom projects mean something more…
  NICHOLAS ZAVAZAVA
Charting tomorrow's transplant techniques...
         
Lauren Hughes   Kathy Duttlinger   Karin Weber-Gasparoni
LAUREN HUGHES
Focusing on rural health needs…
  KATHY DUTTLINGER
Making a gift that changed a life...
  KARIN WEBER-GASPARONI Preventing dental diseases in children
         
Chris Merrill   Quinnetta Claytor   Joni Troester
CHRISTOPHER MERRILL
Sharing Iowa’s literary heritage with the world
  QUINNETTA CLAYTOR
Helping students feel at home…

  JONI TROESTER
Focusing on campus health...
         
Alex Cullen   Wangui Gathua   Jeremy Jackson
ALEX CULLEN
Using creativity (and a razor) to bring TV show to Iowa… 
  WANGUI GATHUA Empowering Kenyan girls through education…   JEREMY JACKSON
Penning tales of fiction and food…
         
UI student Jamie Habenicht   Beth Skinner   Billie Townsend
JAMIE HABENICHT
Sharing a common bond with cancer patients…
  BETH SKINNER
Confronting hate speech by speaking out...
  BILLIE TOWNSEND
Helping minority students feel at home…
         
Laurence Fuortes   Lea VanderVelde   Andy Stoll
LAURENCE FUORTES
Helping former munitions workers get their due…
  LEA VANDERVELDE
Documenting the life of a forgotten woman…
  ANDY STOLL
Experiencing the world firsthand…
         
Chris Peterson Brus   Carol Scott-Conner   Jennifer Nesahkluah
CHRIS PETERSON BRUS
Empowering women in the sciences…
  CAROL SCOTT-CONNER
Blazing a trail for women surgeons...
  JENNIFER NESAHKLUAH
Advocating for needs of American Indians…
         
 Daniel Nikolai Paulsen Peters   Eric Holthaus   Stephen Kuusisto
DANIEL PETERS
Realizing aspirations in education...
  ERIC HOLTHAUS
Leading the environmental movement...
  STEPHEN KUUSISTO
Questioning the definition of disability…
         
Emileigh Barnes   David Gould   Hemali Batra
EMILEIGH BARNES
Affecting change through the written word…
  DAVID GOULD
Leaving legacies through letters…
  HEMALI BATRA
Taking action toward a better world…
         
Olivia Myers   Ryan Roemerman   Tricia Park
OLIVIA MYERS
Promoting education through pageant platform…
  RYAN ROEMERMAN
Making schools safer for everyone...
  TRICIA PARK Becoming a musical emissary for the UI…
         
Rob Sand   Jane Wilkins   Jennifer Quinn
ROB SAND
Rallying others for a cause…
  JANE WILKINS
Caring for grieving Iowa parents…
  JENNIFER QUINN
Bringing Broadway dreams to life…
         
Ronald Herman   Amy Margolis   Brittany Weil
RONALD HERMAN
Delivering health care for the world…
  AMY MARGOLIS
Helping other writers tell their stories…
  BRITTANY WEIL
Fighting back from injury…
         
Laura Caldwell   Nicholas Colangelo   Ryan Ainsworth
LAURA CALDWELL
Helping ex-prisoners rebuild their lives…
  NICHOLAS COLANGELO
Creating opportunities for gifted students…
  RYAN AINSWORTH
Giving other artists a showcase
         
Phillip Lewis   Phil Davies   Alejandro A. Alonso
PHILLIP LEWIS
Turning a bullet into a blessing…
  PHIL DAVIES
Teaching economics among the poor…
  ALEJANDRO A. ALONSO
Striving for the good…
         
Connie Mutel   Phil Kutzko   Brandon Yoder
CONNIE MUTEL
Saving Iowa’s natural heritage…
  PHIL KUTZKO
Realizing the promise of an era…
  BRANDON YODER
Making green alternatives more accessible…
         
Sean Forman   Joshua Casteel   Miranda Welsh
SEAN FORMAN
Crunching baseball’s numbers…
  JOSHUA CASTEEL
Making sense of his service…
  MIRANDA WELCH
Making the case for health care…
         
Cate Hartmann   Jimmy Reyes   Jerrod Koon
CATE HARTMANN
Lending fellow vets a hand…
  JIMMY REYES
Fostering communication and community…
  JERROD KOON
Teaching men to end violence…
         
Tim Barrett   Monica Correia   Dan Tranel
TIM BARRETT
Preserving paper’s science and art…
  MONICA CORREIA
Advancing green design…
  DAN TRANEL
Inspiring students to succeed…
         
Regina zilbermints   Jeff Schott   Emily Grieves
REGINA ZILBERMINTS
Spanning two nations…
  JEFF SCHOTT
Improving future for Iowa cities...
  EMILY GRIEVES
Setbacks only strengthen resolve…
         
Sadie Greiner   Chris Liddell-Westefeld   Richard Brent Turner
SADIE GREINER
Facilities engineer fosters efficiency…
  CHRIS LIDDELL-WESTEFELD
Seeing firsthand a nation’s stories...
  RICHARD BRENT TURNER
Exploring New Orleans culture…
         
Rinde Eckert   Miriam Gilbert   Mercedes Bern-Klug

RINDE ECKERT
Stage work goes beyond blindness

  MIRIAM GILBERT
Love of Shakespeare grows from immersion…
  MERCEDES BERN-KLUG
Sharing appreciation for life’s later stages
         
Diana Bryant   Bill Field   Joyce Berg
DIANA BRYANT
Making students feel welcome…
  BILL FIELD
Dedicated to public health...
  JOYCE BERG
Teaching, helping at tax time...
         
Cindy Reed   Bruce Shapiro   Chris Buresh
CINDY REED
Taking eye bank to new heights
  BRUCE SHAPIRO
Coaching dialect to the stars
  CHRIS BURESH
Responding to Haiti’s medical needs
         
Abbie Gruwell   Brent Metcalf   Scott Burrill
ABBIE GRUWELL
Creating connections in crucial times...
  BRENT METCALF
Hawkeye career ends on high note
  SCOTT BURRILL
Seeking justice for poor and underserved communities
         
Jo Hendrickson   Stacey Walker   Paul Harding
JO HENDRICKSON
Deferring dream to help others reach goal
  STACEY WALKER
Paying forward benefits of mentorship
 

PAUL HARDING
Pulitzer Prize makes for Cinderella story

         
Marisa Handler   D. C. Spriestersbach   Terry Wahls
MARISA HANDLER
Chronicling global activism…
  DUANE C. SPRIESTERSBACH
Beloved custodian of academic values…
  TERRY WAHLS
Eponymous diet works wonders…
         
Burns Weston   Helen Jameson   Ed Folsom
BURNS WESTON
Lifelong leader on human rights…
  HELEN JAMESON
Discussing dyslexia to help others…
  ED FOLSOM
Leading scholar on works of Whitman…
         
Paul Montague   Sheila Samuelson   Steve Barry
PAUL MONTAGUE Aiding eye research from behind the lens…   SHEILA SAMUELSON
Uniting business and environmentalism…
  STEVE BERRY
Ensuring the power of journalism…