Alumni News

Alumni News from Buena Vista University
Storm Laker Promises Tears of Joy at BVU Commencement
BVU double-major Nyajouk Lam reflects on a path marked by war, relocation, and sacrifice. She will be the first person in her family to graduate from college.

Surprise Honors for Ken Meissner Before Retirement
Rev. Ken Meissner retired after nearly two decades of service as the Buena Vista University chaplain. BVU student Jenny Schildroth organized a surprise party with students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends in attendance.

Keller Graduates with Doctorate of Occupational Therapy
The 2016 BVU grad earned an advanced degree from St. Ambrose University in Davenport.

BVU Announces Gov. Reynolds as 2019 Commencement Speaker
As Governor of Iowa, Reynolds is committed to leading efforts in advocating for rural opportunities in Iowa and around the globe, energy efficiency, water quality, and expanding economic opportunities for middle class families and small businesses.

BVU Grad Named 'Young Optometrist of the Year'
Dr. Megan (Kruckenberg) Hangartner SL'10 was awarded Young Optometrist of the Year by the Iowa Optometric Association. Making an impact on her community is one of Dr. Hangartner’s favorite parts of the job.

Students Present Academic Work at Scholars Day
Scholars Day provides students from all disciplines an opportunity to present their best original research, scholarly work, and artistic creations. The keynote speakers were Barb (Buckwalter) Lange '92 and Mike Sullivan '05.

Beavers Serve the Community on Buenafication Day
A campus tradition, on Buenafication Day classes are not held while BVU students, faculty, alumni, and staff perform service in Storm Lake and the surrounding communities.

BVU Graduate Receives Honor at Iowa Statehouse
Iowa Legislative leaders honored Susan Cameron Daemen '82 with induction to Pioneer Lawmakers' Association of Iowa. The Buena Vista grad shares the unique distinction with her father, Bill Hutchins, who served in the Iowa Legislature for 20 years.

Gateway Development Corporation Appoints
 Mike Rooks Executive Director
The 2000 BVU grad will oversee Washington County’s economic development initiatives, including business-and-talent recruitment. The corporation is one of six collaborative counties that form the Greater Omaha Economic Development Partnership.

BVU Grad Works 24 hours Straight After Auburn Final Four Berth
As assistant director of athletic communications at Auburn University, Cody Voga '13 has a front row seat while the Tigers make their way through the NCAA Tournament and the Final Four.

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