Central Iowa Alumni Club

Des Moines Skyline

Mark Leifker

Club Leader

BA  Accounting ‘02
Urbandale, IA
Claims Associate Director- Nationwide Insurance

Why I love UNI: I take great pride in what UNI is able to do despite often limited resources. We compete head to head - never backing down - be it academically or on the court/stage/field/track. Just one way UNI continues to teach me today. I am proud to be a Panther every day.


Shaun D. Boyle

BA  Mathematics ‘01
Altoona, IA
Call Center Planning- Wells Fargo

Why I love UNI:  I love the fact that UNI has strong academic programs, thriving student organizations, and an athletic department that is always competitive.  The smaller campus makes it a great choice for those who don't want to be lost in the crowd at a larger school, but it's not so small that everyone knows everything you do.  The opportunities I had while at UNI helped shape who I am today, and I am proud to call UNI my alma mater.

Dylan Keller

M.A. History, '16;
B.A. History and Political Communication, Minor in Politics & Law, and Certificate in Public History, '14
Legislative Research Analyst, Iowa Senate Republican Caucus
Donnellson, Iowa

Why I Love UNI: UNI provided me multiple opportunities to pursue my passions and educational experiences within Iowa, the United States, and abroad. I often describe UNI as a private school atmosphere for a public school cost. The community on campus cannot be denied as my biggest factor on why I give my time and support as an alum.


Kelsey Randall

Leisure Youth and Human Services '17
Program Associate at ITA Group, Inc
Waukee, IA

Why I love UNI: I loved my experience at UNI from getting to play collegiate soccer to meeting my husband. UNI was a great place to get hands on experience to prepare me for the future and get involved in some great opportunities.

Ryan Randall

Marketing and Management '15
Business Analyst at Principal Financial
Waukee, IA

Why I love UNI: 
UNI was the perfect fit for me, with a lot of ways to get involved and make an impact. The business school is top notch, with professors who understand business today and how to prepare you for a lifetime of success.


Dakota Fish

Public Relations '17
Portfolio Executive at C.H. Robinson
Des Moines, IA

Why I love UNI: I loved the diversity of UNI while still being a “smaller school”.


Anthony Daye

B.A. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)/Spanish '18
Special Education Associate at Waukee Community School District
Waukee, IA

Why I Love UNI: There are so many things that I love about UNI! The genuine care that the faculty, staff, and administrators have for students and their desire and willingness to help and see students succeed are just a couple of things that I love about UNI and will always be grateful for.


Kaylee Clemens

Social Work '18
Des Moines, IA
Medical Social Worker, Iowa Home Care 

Why I love UNI: I love UNI because I was able to continue my love for Color Guard through the Panther Marching Band Color Guard program, develop my leadership skills as President of CATS (Connecting Alumni to Students) and Founding President of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority and build the best friendships that I know will last forever. UNI truly changed my life for the better and I am so thankful to continue to give back to the University that gave me so much!



Upcoming Events

Be sure to check back soon for upcoming events!