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 in 88 counties
  • Pharmacists in 95 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

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

2017

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
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

2016

Kathy Kell
Davenport, IA
Emily Schmitt
Sheffield, IA
Matt Moore
Des Moines, IA
Joe and Margaret Palmer
Urbandale, IA
Sharon Taylor
Sioux City, IA
Sandra Cassady
Davenport, IA
Peter Blough
Des Moines, IA
Molly Redenbaugh
Ames, IA
Randy Beavers
Mount Pleasant, IA
Douglas Dorando
Keokuk, 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
Eli Asikin-Garmager
Cedar Falls, IA
T.D. Holub
Coggon, IA
Deborah Ann Turner
Mason City, IA
Chris Oleson
Graettinger, IA
Tyler Hahn
Sioux City, IA
Matthew Rooda
Oskaloosa, IA
Cody Gremore
Portsmouth, VA
Pierce Lohman
Davenport, IA

2015

Jim Poock
Waterloo, IA
Thomas Jessen
Newton, IA
Fairfield, IA
Amy Kretkowski
Iowa City, IA
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

2014

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
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

2013

Sheryl Hall
Spirit Lake, IA
Todd Linden
Grinnell, IA
Edward Raber
Washington, IA
Megan McKay
Knoxville, IA
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
Al Ruffalo
Cedar Rapids, IA