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University of Iowa Alumni

Notable Alumni

Notable UI alumni include pollster George Gallup, astronomer James Van Allen, football coaching legend Lou Holtz, filmmaker Charles Guggenheim, former Ebony editor Herb Nipson, FBI whistleblower Coleen Rowley, author John Irving, and sculptress Elizabeth Catlett. More...

Alumni and Donor Support

The UI Foundation helps the university raise private gifts to support student scholarships, research and service projects, facility upgrades, professorships, and other UI initiatives. Find out more at

The UI Alumni Association sponsors a variety of events on and off campus each year, including reunions, job fairs, alumni awards banquets, and lifelong-learning opportunities. Find out more on the Alumni Association web site at