In the News

April 2021

Dr. Michael Bechtel's talked about his efforts to incorporate agriculture into his curriculum and his new Ioponics system with the Iowa Farm Bureau

Kyle Huss ’12, an engineering product manager at Maintainer Corp., was named a 20 Under 40 by the N'West Iowa Review.

Steven Meirink ’99, the executive vice president and general manager of Wolters Kluwer Compliance Solutions, earned the 2021 FinTech Senior Leadership Award from Finance Monthly for his role in the roll out of the Paycheck Protection Program, which helped preserve nearly 10 million small business jobs nationwide during the pandemic, according to the Star Tribune

Sonny Alvarez ’03 was named the head wrestling coach at Davenport Assumption, his alma mater, according to the Quad City Times

March 2021

Aurion Redding ’21, a public health major, talked about alcohol use on college campuses and how the pandemic has changed them with KCRG

The men's and women's indoor track and field teams earned team titles in the DIII Elite Indoor Championships, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Kyle Briggs ’21 talked about the loss of the NCAA National Championships in 2020 and 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the possibility of coming back for a fifth year with the Washington Post

Kyle Briggs ’21 and David Hollingsworth ’22 were crowned national champions at the NWCA Division III Wrestling Championships. Six other wrestlers also earned All-American status, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Dr. Michael Bechtel's Ioponics program, which was recently selected for the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council's STEM Scale-Up Program, was featured in the Driftless Journal. Bechtel ’94 worked with multiple science, education, business, and engineering students to create this program which includes an aquaponics set-up that can be scaled for home or classroom use and cross-curricular lesson plans that align with the Iowa Core and Next Generation Science Standards. 

Linda Nkosi ’14 talks about his experience at Carlson College where he is earning his MBA. 

February 2021

Chelsea Clark was named the new principal at Delaware Elementary in the Southeast Polk Community School District according to the Des Moines Register.

Sammi Bruett Syrett ’14, a physician assistant in Missouri, was featured in a KMOV4 news story about helping high-risk patients find COVID-19 vaccines.

During a public hearing, Emily Russell ’20 spoke on behalf of a bill that would shorten Iowa's early voting period and make other election law changes, according to RadioIowa.

Sheryl Kennedy ’86 is a recipient of the 2021 Iowa STEM Teacher Award by the Iowa Governor's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Advisory Council, as reported by the Clinton Herald.

The Wartburg wrestling team secured its 38th conference championship with a resounding win over Loras College, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. 

Jack Salzwedel ’82, chair and CEO of American Family Insurance, talked about his company's committment to diversity and inclusion in a special edition of Time Magazine

January 2021

The College's MLK Day celebration, which included several online and in-person discussions and trainings as well as a campuswide educational scavenger hunt, was featured on KWWL and KCRG. The day also include the premiere of “Hopian: Slow Moving Change in America’s Heartland," a documentary by Paco Rosic and Greg Holt, which was featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier