Who Are Your Hometown Hawkeyes?

Students, faculty and staff at the University of Iowa come from all of Iowa’s 99 counties.

While the students stay on campus for only a short period, the influence they have back in their communities lasts a lifetime. These graduates are our Hometown Hawkeyes.

Hometown Hawkeyes are individuals that stand out as leaders within their community and have a positive influence on the individuals around them. 

By utilizing the education and experiences they received at the University of Iowa, your Hometown Hawkeyes have a positive impact within their hometowns and across the state.

  • Physicians and physician assistants in 91 counties
  • Pharmacists in 97 counties
  • Nurses in 99 counties
  • Engineers in 91 counties
  • Educators in 99 counties
  • Dentists in 92 counties
  • Lawyers in 99 counties
  • Public Health Professionals in 99 counties
  • More than 14,000 business professionals

Hometown Hawkeyes

2018

Mark McDermott
Traer, IA
Lori Ihrig
Osage, IA
Thomas Laehn
Greene County, IA
Des Moines, IA
Michael LaBelle
Decorah, IA
Columbus City, IA
Blake Kerns
Oelwein, IA
Des Moines, IA
Matt Greiner
Washington, IA
Johnston, IA
Connie Connolly
Maquoketa, IA
Des Moines, IA
Iowa City, IA
Tom Casavant
Sioux City, IA
Hampton, IA
Mike Traetow
Newton, IA
Mary Horn
Cedar Rapids, IA

2017

Kelsey Barnes
Ankeny, IA
West Burlington, IA
Tim Breitfelder
Dubuque, IA
Cindy Davis
Spirit Lake, IA
Dionna Langford
Des Moines, IA
MacKenzie Elmer
Des Moines, IA
Jill Kluesner
Dyersville, IA
Blake Rupe
Ottumwa, IA
Steven Craig
Des Moines, IA
Grant Houselog
Sioux City, IA
Greg Hauswirth
Spencer, IA
Sharon Cashman
Waverly, IA
Farfum Ladroma
Manning, IA
Terri Ferrell
Sioux City, IA
Michaela Beaver
Storm Lake, IA
Geoff Ward
Fairfield, IA
Becky Svatos
Iowa City, IA
Steven Faulkner
Mason City, IA
Maideli Garcia
West Liberty, IA
Elise Klopfenstein
Mount Pleasant, IA
Sara Davenport
Maquoketa, IA
Angela Steines
Bennett, IA
Ravi Narayan
Cedar Rapids, IA

2016

Douglas Dorando
Keokuk, IA
Randy Beavers
Mount Pleasant, IA
Phil Mayberry
Maquoketa, IA
Gracka Gerardi
Klemme, IA
Julie Trepa
Bettendorf, IA
Mark Richardson
West Burlington, IA
Tim Link
Dubuque, IA
Ken Moorman
Atlantic, IA
Wes Pilkington
Waterloo, IA
T.D. Holub
Coggon, IA
Eli Asikin-Garmager
Cedar Falls, IA
Chris Oleson
Graettinger, IA
Deborah Ann Turner
Mason City, IA
Matthew Rooda
Oskaloosa, IA
Tyler Hahn
Sioux City, IA
Pierce Lohman
Davenport, IA
Cody Gremore
Portsmouth, VA
Emily Schmitt
Sheffield, IA
Kathy Kell
Davenport, IA
Joe and Margaret Palmer
Urbandale, IA
Matt Moore
Des Moines, IA
Sandra Cassady
Davenport, IA
Sharon Taylor
Sioux City, IA
Molly Redenbaugh
Ames, IA
Peter Blough
Des Moines, IA

2015

Cedar Rapids, IA
Laura Fernandez
Mount Pleasant, IA
Mary Huff
Greenfield, IA
Michael Ayers
Cedar Rapids, IA
Ashley Allen
Davenport, IA
Brian Elliott
Des Moines, IA
Matt Vincent
Des Moines, IA
Jon Raftis
West Des Moines, IA
Baylee O'Brien
Fort Dodge, IA
Randy Olson
Ankeny, IA
Sarah Kersevich
Muscatine, IA
Hayley Harvey
Des Moines, IA
Shelly Jensen
Indianola, IA
Ellonyia Yenney
Bettendorf, IA
William Drilling
Sioux City, IA
Rachel Goodrich
Libertyville, IA
Emily Vyverberg
Dubuque, IA
Jim Poock
Waterloo, IA
Thomas Jessen
Newton, IA
Fairfield, IA
Amy Kretkowski
Iowa City, IA

2014

Colleen Byrnes
Osage, IA
Sheila Allison
Mason City, IA
Danielle Pettit-Majewski
Washington, IA
Steve Huisenga
Sioux City, IA
Desiree Einsweiler
Emmetsburg, IA
Tim Breon
Oskaloosa, IA
Ed Maier
Mapleton, IA
William Ashton
Davenport, IA
Emily Kuper
St. Ansgar, IA
Heather Robinson
Hamburg, IA
Jan Lee
Reinbeck, IA
Jordan Brauns
Muscatine, IA
Leah Reznikov
Iowa City, IA
Lynn Curry
Carroll, IA
Marcia Devore
Lime Springs, IA
Abhay Nadipuram
Waterloo, IA
Paula Vincent
Des Moines, IA
Iowa Mission of Mercy
Sioux City, IA
Andy Nugent
Sheldon, IA
Robert Moulds
Fairbank, IA
Brett Barker
Nevada, IA
Sam Langholz
Clear Lake, IA
Claire Heger Scholl
Des Moines, IA
Shawn Cornally
Cedar Rapids, IA

2013

Zac Voss
Des Moines, IA
Meredith Scherb
Atlantic, IA
Storm Lake, IA
Josh ehn
Melcher-Dallas, IA
Laurel Whitis
Oskaloosa, IA
Spirit Lake, IA
Muscatine, IA
Mason City, IA
Waterloo, IA
Vinton, IA
Lake Mills, IA
Milo, IA
Dr. L.D. McMullen
Cresco, IA
Sheryl Hall
Spirit Lake, IA
Todd Linden
Grinnell, IA
Edward Raber
Washington, IA
Megan McKay
Knoxville, IA
Al Ruffalo
Cedar Rapids, IA