FAYETTE, Iowa (November 6, 2015) – Upper Iowa University President William R. Duffy
joined UIU faculty, staff and students in welcoming members of the junior class of
Riverdale High School, Muscoda, Wis., to the Fayette, Iowa, campus Thursday.
While greeting the students and their chaperones, President Duffy encouraged the students
to question whether they feel a connection to a school’s faculty members when visiting
any college campus.
“I can guarantee one thing when you come to UIU. You will get to know your classmates
and the faculty, and that is an important factor,” he noted. “During your visit today,
you will catch a glimpse of our high academic standards, quality services and a concerted
effort to answer each of your questions.”
Anthony DiJohn, UIU executive director of admissions, was later joined by admissions
counselor William Westley in leading a discussion on University admissions and services.
Following a campus tour and lunch in the Servery, the students were provided a presentation
by the Office of Student Development and visited with faculty and student panels.
Among the chaperones accompanying the visiting high school students was UIU alumnus
Todd McKay ’98. McKay, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in general business/education,
is a Riverdale business education instructor. While remarking on the visible changes
to the campus landscape since his attendance nearly 20 years earlier, the alumnus
informed DiJohn, the Wisconsin school hopes to make similar visits to Upper Iowa on
an annual basis.
Photos of the day’s activities can be found at www.flickr.com/photos/upperiowauniversity/albums/72157660876868385.