UIU Alumni Association
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
- 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
- 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.
A message from your 2018 Alumni Association President:
Greetings fellow Peacocks,
I am humbled and excited to be your 2018 Alumni Association president. Great things
are happening in terms of engagement, including the implementation of the Peacock
Ambassador program and having it go live on the UIU website.
From concept to reality, much thought and ingenuity went into executing the program.
But now we need your help...it’s time to build capacity by finding volunteers in those
states in which we have a high concentration of graduates. This year’s focus is “Who
do you know...where?” Let’s reach out to them and seek their help. We all have friends
and colleagues across this nation as our country has become more transient. Please
take a moment to look at our Peacock Ambassador page, see which states we need representatives, and reach out to someone you know and
get them involved.
Secondly, I’m always amazed at the progress I see every time I come back to the Fayette
campus. Most recently at Homecoming I had a chance to see many alums and note that
we have a rich history of accomplishments. Our UIU grads get a great education and
go on to lead rich, productive lives! We should be proud of that and encourage others
to take time to give back. Giving back can take many forms—time, talent and/or treasure,
which means every person has the capacity to give. As an alum, it’s time to give back.
I’m in awe at the talent of our graduates and love to read about them in The Bridge.
If you’re not signed up for the online version you’re missing out. There’s always
something happening and this online version literally bridges the gap between the
twice a year printed version. The Bridge Online touts the ongoing accomplishments
of the university, its faculty and staff, students, and alums. To register and read
the online version, visit uiubridge.com.
Finally, I’m a Peacock for life! The pride and loyalty to UIU was ingrained in me
from an early age. As I grew up in Fayette, I attended athletic events at Robertson
Field and Dorman gymnasium, plays at Colgrove-Walker, and got to try rattlesnake for
the first (and only time) at one of Dr. Garbee’s wild game feasts. The Campus was
my playground—using the tennis courts and softball fields near the old bookstore as
well as sledding down the hill in front of the president’s house! And who could forget
going to Alexander-Dickman Hall to my mom’s office (Mary Kimball '56), where she kept
us busy playing with the adding machine or the computer cards generated from the mainframe
computer! Am I dating myself?
My 30-year career in the Army may have taken me far away from Fayette but I still
have a deep rooted family connection/association that spans three generations. My
Aunt Mabel earned her teaching certificate during WWII. My parents both graduated
from UIU as well as my two sisters. I met and married my college sweetheart (TJ Joseph
'80) and one of my daughters graduated from UIU (Allyssa Joseph '12).
My perspective is much different than most alums as my experiences spanned from my
formative years through adulthood. The sum all of these experiences has given me a
unique insight and connection to UIU and I ask you to stay connected as well. I look
forward to serving as your alumni president in 2018. Feathers Up!
Angie Joseph '82,
UIU Alumni Association President
2018 Alumni Association
Board of Directors
Angie Joseph ’82 (Fayette campus)
Alumni Association President
firstname.lastname@example.org | 757-746-0606
Don McGuire '63 (Fayette campus)
Alumni Association Vice President
email@example.com | 612-805-6290
Jann Henkes, ’78 (Fayette campus)
Alumni Association Secretary
firstname.lastname@example.org | 612-414-7835
Jason Waddell '12 (Online)
Alumni Association Past President
email@example.com | 404-414-6781
Naomi Aziz ’13 (Fayette campus)
Malaysia Chapter Rep
firstname.lastname@example.org | 563-425-5966
Art Taylor ’86 (Fayette campus)
Florida Chapter President
email@example.com | 954-839-4047
Michael Salmons '76 (Fayette campus)
Tri-State Chapter President
firstname.lastname@example.org | 443-755-9807
Allyssa Joseph ’12 (Fayette campus)
email@example.com | 757-746-0607