Twin Cities Alumni Club

Twin Cities Alumni Club

Eric Hackman

Club Leader

BA Finance & Economics ‘12
Eagan, MN
Senior Financial Analyst, Thomson Reuters

Why I love UNI:  The strong Iowa presence UNI has created in the Twin Cities has taught me how lucky I am to have attended such a great institution.

Katie Roche

Arts & Theatre Chair

BS Biochemistry ‘06
Inver Grove Heights, MN
Forensic Scientist, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

Why I love UNI:  UNI was a great place to learn, make amazing new friends, work, live and have fun! I wouldn't be where I am today if I didn't begin my journey as a Panther. 

Tom Rooney

Athletics Chair

BS Accounting ‘78
St. Paul, MN
Retired Accountant- Coopers & Lybrand, Guest Services Specialist, Minnesota Twins

Why I love UNI: My five years at UNI were some of my favorite years (yes, five years. I was having so much fun, I didn't want to leave). In addition to supplying great memories, UNI prepared me for my career, introduced me to my wife, and provided a professional and social network that continues to grow and create opportunities (my job with the Twins was obtained through a fellow UNI alumnus).

Morgan Atchison

Philanthropy Chair

BA Public Administration: Human Resources ‘08
Minneapolis, MN
HR Business Partner, CHS

Why I love UNI:  Coming from a small community in western Iowa, I wanted a university that opened up my eyes to the world and its opportunities, all without losing that small-town feel and bond that I was used to. I found my passion under the trustful guidance of very dedicated and impactful educators. The opportunities were also there to travel the world with Camp Adventure and study abroad. My time at UNI was truly memorable as I even met my fiancé there. We both will be Purple for Life!

Vanessa Hall

Social Media Chair

BA Comm. & Public Relations ‘10
Plymouth, MN
Sales, Oracle

Why I love UNI:  Being a third generation UNI Alumni, I'm a proud of my Panther roots! UNI not only provided me with a great education, but it's also where I met some of my best friends and created a lifetime of memories!

Jake Rudy

Young Professionals Chair

BA Political Science & Sociology ‘11
Minneapolis, MN
Academic Advisor, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Why I love UNI:  I love the University of Northern Iowa for so many reasons, but I feel like they all are connected to the people and programs that are a part of the UNI community. People that are a part of this community all work to make their own corner of the world a better place, and I am so proud to be a small part of that fantastic tradition.

*Jake currently serves on the UNI Alumni Board of Directors