FAYETTE, Iowa (November 13, 2012) – What better way to kick off Upper Iowa University's "PEACOCK TALES" blog than with the oldest living alumna, Emma Hough? December 2, Hough will turn 108-years-old. Her recollection of attending the University in the mid-1920s is astounding.
From Hough to grads whose lives have changed dramatically for the better because of their senior projects to a student in Malaysia who struggles with a debilitating disease while pursuing her degree – UIU Peacocks get noticed because of their commitment to themselves and the University's commitment to them.
The blog launched this week and can be found at here.
"Each of our students and alumni has such unique stories," said Dr. Melik Peter Khoury, senior vice president for Strategic Positioning: chief strategic enrollment and marketing officer. "With the blog format, these stories can reach a diverse audience all over the world. They showcase just what it means to be a Peacock, and should be celebrated for the rich tapestry they weave into the Upper Iowa legacy. We are proud of these people and embrace them in their efforts."
"PEACOCK TALES" will feature UIU alumni and students, as well as others who are integral parts of Peacock Nation. The blog will shed light on these individuals for their contributions to Upper Iowa's legacy and their communities.
About Upper Iowa University
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to some 6,200 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.