The Panther Pride: Homecoming 2017 Oral Histories project is where University of Northern Iowa students and alumni shared memories and advice during Homecoming 2017. This project is a collaborative effort between the Alumni Association and Rod Library Special Collections & University Archives.
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David Boyer graduated from UNI in 1990. During his time at UNI, he strove be in invovled on campus and strongly believes in contributing to the campus community. He was the student body president and continues to serve on various boards and committees. He recalls the 1989 student government elections.
Panther Pride: Homecoming 2017 Oral History Project Recording with Constance Cavanaugh, 06 October 2017
Constance Cavanaugh graduated from UNI in 1986 and now works as a career counselor. Her advice for students is to make the most of your time and get involved. The campanile is her favorite part of UNI's campus.
Jenny Connolly graduated from UNI in 2005 with her bachelors and in 2008 with her MAE. She currently works in Admissions at UNI. She has fond memories living in the dorms, and her advice to students is to do something that scares you each semester.
Panther Pride: Homecoming 2017 Oral History Project Recording with Sarah Craw and Blake Craw, 06 October 2017
Sarah Craw and Blake Craw
Blake and Sarah Craw both graduated from UNI in 2014. Sarah's favorite tradition is Homecoming. UNI is a special place for both of them as it is where they met, and the Campanile was where Blake proposed to Sarah. Blake's advice is to get involved in the campus community.
Alexa Devore is a current UNI student who is involved in a wide range of activites on campus, such as the University Honors Program and Connecting Alumni to Students (CATS). She is a resident assistant (RA) in Campbell Hall and encourages her residents and other students to get more involved on campus.
Panther Pride: Homecoming 2017 Oral History Project Recording with Phyllis Fisherpeet and Sharon Pinnick, 06 October 2017
Phyllis Fisherpeet and Sharon Pinnick
Phyllis Fisherpeet and Sharon Pinnick both graduated from the State College of Iowa in 1967. Phyllis and Sharon were roommates throughout college starting freshman year, and their friendship has continued to the present day. They share fond memories of Mother's Day on campus.
Jerry Jauron graduated from UNI in 1990. His favorite memory is the UNI vs University of Iowa basketball game in 1990, which was the first time UNI had beaten Iowa in basketball in a long time. Jerry's advice for students is to get out and meet people, and dont spend so much time on your phone. Campaniling is his favorite UNI tradition.
Nicole Juranek graduated from UNI in 2000 and is a professor at Iowa Wastern Community College. She was part of the UNI speech team; she joined on a whim, and she owes her livelihood to that one small decision as she teaches now public speaking. Nicole's advice for students is to get out and enjoy your time in college.
Linnea Kargas graduated from UNI in 2017 and is currently in a master's program. She is a third generation Panther. Linnea really enjoys the small classes and professors that get to know their students. Her advice for students is to get involved and find your passion.
Dylan Keller graduated from UNI with a BA in 2014 and with an MA in 2016. He was involved with the Varsity Men's Glee Club at UNI, which was a positive part of his college experience. He recalls his decision to attend UNI and become a Panther. Dylan's advice for students is to try new things and take advantage of every oppourtunity that UNI offers.
Kristina Kofoot graduated from UNI with a BA in 2013 and with an MA in 2017, and she currently works as a Community Engagement Program Coordinator. She recalls transferring to UNI and how she had a very positive experience finding her community on campus. She was involved with the National Council of Teachers of English (UNICoTE), and her best advice for students is to get involved and meet people. Kristina especially enjoyed the UNI Traditions Challenge.
John Maw graduated from UNI in 1972. He shares anecdotes about his family. He was involved with Christian Bible Fellowship on campus. John's best advice for students is to work hard but still have fun.
Panther Pride: Homecoming 2017 Oral History Project Recording with Steven Palmquist, 06 October 2017
Steven Palmquist graduated from UNI in 1977 and is a teacher. Steven shares very fond memories with the UNI Speech and Theatre program as a student and young man. He now teaches as an adjunt professor at UNI in the Theater Department. He enjoys supporting the volleyball team, and his advice to students is to take advantage of the opportunities on campus.
Linda Reuter graduated from UNI in 1967. She recalls the time she missed her curfew during her freshman year fall semester, and she had to go to student court as a result. She was the first in her family to go to college and discusses adjusting from high school to college and some of the classes she took. She has enjoyed art since retiring.
Megan Stull, who works as the assistant to the president at Clarke University, graduated from UNI in 2008 with her master's degree. Some of her earliest memories at UNI are watching basketball games at the UNI-Dome as a chiild with her family. Megan had a great experience at UNI and currently serves on the Alumni Board.
Rebecca Torres graduated from UNI in 2001. She recalls visiting campus and deciding to attend UNI. Rebecca's advice to students is to explore lots of different classes and to enjoy your time on campus with friends.