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

Ravi Narayan
Cedar Rapids, IA
Angela Steines
Bennett, IA
West Burlington, IA
Kelsey Barnes
Ankeny, IA
Cindy Davis
Spirit Lake, IA
Tim Breitfelder
Dubuque, IA
Dionna Langford
Des Moines, IA
Jill Kluesner
Dyersville, IA
MacKenzie Elmer
Des Moines, IA
Steven Craig
Des Moines, IA
Blake Rupe
Ottumwa, IA
Greg Hauswirth
Spencer, IA
Grant Houselog
Sioux City, IA
Farfum Ladroma
Manning, IA
Sharon Cashman
Waverly, 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
Sara Davenport
Maquoketa, IA
Elise Klopfenstein
Mount Pleasant, IA

2016

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
Matt Moore
Des Moines, IA
Joe and Margaret Palmer
Urbandale, IA
Sharon Taylor
Sioux City, IA
Sandra Cassady
Davenport, IA

2015

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
Jim Poock
Waterloo, IA
Thomas Jessen
Newton, IA
Fairfield, IA

2014

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
Paula Vincent
Des Moines, IA
Abhay Nadipuram
Waterloo, IA
Iowa Mission of Mercy
Sioux City, IA
Robert Moulds
Fairbank, IA
Andy Nugent
Sheldon, IA
Brett Barker
Nevada, IA
Sam Langholz
Clear Lake, IA

2013

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
Todd Linden
Grinnell, IA
Edward Raber
Washington, IA
Al Ruffalo
Cedar Rapids, IA