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Alumni News from Buena Vista University
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.

19 BVU Students Go ‘AWOL’ in Service During Spring Break
Students, faculty, and staff are performing a week of service on Catalina Island, focusing on Environmentalism. Others are serving in various capacities for Outlook 360 in the Dominican Republic, focusing on English Education.

‘Growing Magic: The Mickey Mouse Cornfield Story’
The documentary, written and produced by BVU digital media students, shows how a 520-acre “card” for Mickey Mouse’s birthday generated international news and acclaim for the Walt Disney Company and hundreds of northern Iowa residents. It premieres on March 28.

Wiebers Receives Bernie Saggau Award of Merit
Rollie Wiebers '79, a multi-sport athlete at Buena Vista, is one of three who will receive the Bernie Saggau Award of Merit at halftime of Friday night’s 4A boys basketball state final.

From BVU Mason City to the Iowa Legislature
Amanda Ragan, who attended Buena Vista University in Mason City, has traveled an unconventional path to arrive at her place in the Iowa Senate. She balanced work and family commitments while earning a bachelor’s degree in human services.

Busy BVU Senior Lands Cherished Job Five Months Before Graduation
From the Super Bowl to PBS to independent league baseball, Andrew Bandstra's experiences have landed him a job with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. He is the broadcast and media relations coordinator with the independent league baseball franchise.

Spielman Earns Iowa honor for Quest Wealth Management
Jan Spielman '86 was recently named to the Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors list for 2019, representing Iowa. Spielman serves Quest Wealth Management as a private wealth advisor and chartered retirement planning counselor.

BVTV to Present 'Growing Magic: The Mickey Mouse Cornfield Story’
A labor of love encompassing 3.5 years, thousands of miles in travel, and 36 BVU students comes to fruition with a March 28 premiere. The documentary shows how the 60th birthday of Mickey Mouse was celebrated with an Iowa cornfield.

Going the Distance
Vic Morales '98 has been running for 33 years and will be competing in his fifth marathon this fall. He was featured in the March issue of Urbandale Living magazine.

BVU Hall of Famer Earns Softball Coaching Honors
The former BVU two-time All-American and four-time academic All-American coached her Fort Dodge High School team to a fifth-place finish at the Iowa State Softball Tournament.

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