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

2017

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
Steven Faulkner
Mason City, IA

2016

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
Kathy Kell
Davenport, IA
Emily Schmitt
Sheffield, IA

2015

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
Brian Elliott
Des Moines, IA
Ashley Allen
Davenport, IA
Matt Vincent
Des Moines, IA
Jon Raftis
West Des Moines, IA
Randy Olson
Ankeny, IA
Baylee O'Brien
Fort Dodge, IA
Hayley Harvey
Des Moines, IA
Sarah Kersevich
Muscatine, IA
Ellonyia Yenney
Bettendorf, IA
Shelly Jensen
Indianola, IA
Rachel Goodrich
Libertyville, IA
William Drilling
Sioux City, IA
Emily Vyverberg
Dubuque, IA
Jim Poock
Waterloo, IA

2014

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
Iowa Mission of Mercy
Sioux City, IA

2013

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
Sheryl Hall
Spirit Lake, IA
Al Ruffalo
Cedar Rapids, IA