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As a liaison between alumni, its chapters and the Office of Institutional Advancement & Alumni Development, the UIU Alumni Association Board’s mission is to promote goodwill, create a dynamic alumni program, build loyalty, increase involvement and generate support for the University.

The UIU Alumni Association is a fantastic resource for new alumni, or those hoping to get more involved with Upper Iowa. It’s important our graduates feel connected to their alma mater, and the Alumni Association is here to help! Here are our primary goals:  

  • Increase alumni participation in the University
  • Establish mutually beneficial relations between the University, its alumni, and friends, and to provide the University with support through closer fellowship
  • Enhance and support the professional development and success of Upper Iowa University graduates
  • Keep alumni advised of the University’s strategic planning process
  • Support work of the Office of Institutional Advancement & Alumni Development of the University to grow alumni outreach

The Alumni Association looks forward to tackling these goals, but it’s easy for you to get involved and do so right away! For example, alumni are UIU’s best ambassadors. You could refer a student to UIU. Simply complete the Student Referral Form and pat yourself on the back for a job well done. It’s easy to be involved in the Alumni Association - we promise!

We can offer tons of other ways for you to help out your alma mater, but the first step to getting involved with the Alumni Association is to keep us updated with your current contact information. Please submit your information using the alumni update form.

Jason Waddell - President

A message from UIU Alumni Association Board President: 

I greet you with an emboldened spirit that makes up that Alumni Association of Upper Iowa University. It is my distinct honor to serve as President for the 2017-2018 academic year. Together with our university’s leaders, we will address opportunities and challenges that will help UIU to excel as a global university and provide access and equity of experience for all students. The Alumni Association looks forward to providing a powerful example for future students, guidance for current students, and a lifeline to stay connected for all others who have allowed UIU to become ingrained in their lives.

Wherever you are, whatever stage of life you are in, there’s something here for you. I encourage you to explore all that we have to offer to stay connected and make UIU stronger. Please share and use the Alumni website as one of the many ways to engage with the Association and maintain your personal connection to the University.

I encourage you, too, to get to know your Alumni Association board of directors. We invite you to reach out and connect with us. We want to hear from you. I look forward to returning to Upper Iowa University several times in 2017, and I hope those of you who can visit will do so. I believe you will be impressed with the activity and level of energy at our alma mater. At the same time, I would challenge you to think of ways you can give back to the University to whatever degree you are comfortable. I do not mean just monetarily, though that is always welcome. There are many ways to give back, from mentoring to volunteering time to joining your local alumni chapter. You’ll be amazed at how rewarding your experience will be.

Feathers UP!
Jason Waddell '12
President, Upper Iowa University Alumni Association 

2017 Alumni Association Board Members

Jason Waddell '12 (Online)
Alumni Association President
jwaddell1010@gmail.com  |  404-414-6781

Angie Joseph ’82 (Fayette campus)
Alumni Association Vice President & Tri-State Chapter Rep
annjoseph1982@gmail.com  |  757-746-0606

Michele Matt, ’87 (Des Moines Center)
Alumni Association Past President
michele@inspiringsolutions.com  |  515-326-1908

Jann Henkes, ’78 (Fayette campus)
Alumni Association Secretary
rfhenkes@charter.net  |  612-414-7835

Art Taylor ’86 (Fayette campus)
Florida Chapter President
tdt21@bellsouth.net  |  954-839-4047

Allyssa Joseph ’12 (Fayette campus)
Denver Chapter 
ajoseph9@msudenver.edu  |  757-746-0607

Naomi Aziz ’13 (Fayette campus)
Malaysia Chapter Rep
azizn73@uiu.edu  |  563-425-5966

Don McGuire '63 (Fayette campus)
Alumni Engagement Lead
donmcguire@edinarealty.com  |  612-805-6290