The future starts here.
Every day, our students are doing amazing things.
They help make breakthrough discoveries, explore the boundaries of possibility, and use what they've learned to make our world a better place.
Read on to hear how we're helping our students create a future to be proud of.
Harnessing the power of the press
“I think it's super important to highlight the voices of people that look like me,” Benitez explained. “Being in the journalism field means working for the people, giving back to the people and giving power to the people. That is something I'm really passionate about.”
The formula for success
During her four years at UNI, Samantha Bennett put in thousands of hours studying for – and acing – professional-level actuarial science exams, interning for an insurance company, volunteering at a community garden, and serving as President of the Northern Iowa Student Government – all while balancing an active social life.
Molding her own future
At age 20, University of Northern Iowa sophomore Anna Gilbreath has already managed to accomplish what many dream of but few actually achieve: turning her passion into a business. For Gilbreath, that passion is pottery, which she makes and sells through her business Anna Grace Creates.