Alumni News

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Alumni News from Buena Vista University
American Rivers Conference Announces Decision to Postpone Fall Contact Sports
The move follows the direction taken by dozens of NCAA member institutions who have cancelled or postponed intercollegiate competition due to COVID-19. Football, volleyball, and men’s and women’s soccer are being planned for the spring. 

Congratulations Class of 2020
Buena Vista University faculty and staff celebrate our graduates on the originally scheduled date of Commencement. Congratulations, Beavers!

BVU Student Emergency Fund Arises to Offer Aid During Pandemic
The fund, made possible by the generosity of benefactors, allows BVU students to request up to $500 for assistance to help cover a variety of needs.

Buenafication Day Participants Add Service Reach During Pandemic
Buenafication Day took place across the country this year as students continued the tradition from their homes. In lieu of the traditional day of service, Beavers all over shared their work through photos and videos across social media platforms.

BVU Graduate Works to Research COVID-19
Andrew Puttmann '01 serves Battelle, a research institution, on the laboratory front lines against coronavirus. He writes protocols and reports as well as hands-on lab activities determined by current studies and their needs.

Veterinary School Student Shares Time, Talent on Campus
Now a second-year veterinary school student at Iowa State University, Tyler Oberreuter gives back to BVU by speaking to students through the "Alum in Residence" program.

"Small Town" Graduate Finds Career in Capital City
A former chair of the Buena Vista University Alumni Board of Directors and Order of the Arch member, Tracy Abbas shares time and treasure to keep BVU traditions growing ever stronger.

BVU, Kirkwood Enter Partnership for Ag Instruction
Kirkwood graduates now have a seamless opportunity to become Buena Vista University ag majors. Students who have completed an Associate's Degree can transition right into BVU’s agricultural programs.

BozWellz Founder Thankful for Restaurant Career Steeped in Service
Cindy Bosley opened the popular Storm Lake restaurant a month after completing her last BVU class. Twenty-five years later, she has been honored by the Iowa Restaurant Association.

You've Got a Friend in BV
Inspired by the magic of Pixar, brothers Morgan and Mason McGrew have spent years working on a creation of their own... and now their full live-action recreation of Toy Story 3 is complete.

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