Alumni News

Success Stories from Buena Vista University
Inauguration Ceremony for BVU President is May 4

The BVU Board of Trustees appointed Merchant as the University’s president in February 2017. Merchant officially began his term on June 26, 2017, after working in higher education for more than 20 years.

BVU Digital Media Students Receive 31 National Awards

The national honors, presented by the Society for Collegiate Journalists, included seven first place awards across online, television and radio.

2018 Spring Break Means Service for BVU Students

This year's AWOL program took BVU students to Atlanta, Texas, and Nicaragua, where they performed service with a variety of organizations.

BVU Professor Inducted into Order of Cumberland and Tollefson

The Order of Cumberland and Tollefson was established in 1994 and is reserved for faculty members who have given exceptional service to the University.

Todd Lorensen Named BVU Head Men's Basketball Coach

Lorensen recently completed his fourth season as head men's basketball coach at Southwestern Community College in Creston, where his team won a national title in 2017.

BVU to Participate in Give Back Iowa Challenge

Employers with the highest average number of volunteer hours logged per employee will be recognized with a visit from the governor or lieutenant governor to their workplace.

BVU to Host Food Insecurity Summit Featuring Iowa Sec. of Agriculture Mike Naig Among Others

The summit, which is entitled, “Finding Your Spark: Battling Food Insecurity in Rural Iowa,” will focus on the volunteer efforts in northwest Iowa that are making a difference to end food insecurity.

BVU Announces Rebirth of Marching Band

The University’s goal is to recruit students from all over the country who are interested in participating in an intercollegiate athletic band experience.

BVU Names Lenzmeier Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Brian Lenzmeier has been at BVU for nearly 15 years and has served in many admirable leadership roles.

BVU Grad Receives Creativity in Service to All Iowans Award

Kleespies, the county youth educator for ISU Extension and Outreach of Buena Vista County, has dedicated her time to introducing underrepresented youth to 4-H and STEM.

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