Upper Iowa University hosted 17 high school juniors and seniors from Independence, Iowa, on a special week-long Iowa college tour experience.
FAYETTE, Iowa (July 9, 2013) – The Upper Iowa University Office of Admissions hosted 17 high school juniors and seniors from Independence, Iowa, recently as one of the last stops on their Iowa college tour week. The packed week was made possible by a $10,000 grant from Building Directions for Families, a non-profit organization that provides funding for the decategorization of youth in Iowa.
The tour was divided into five segments including stops in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Des Moines, Ames, Waterloo, Waverly, Calmar, Decorah and Dubuque.
At Upper Iowa University, President Bill Duffy greeted the group to kick off their visit. It was the first time they had met a college president on any of their stops. Admission counselors treated them to a tour of campus and explained UIU's unique "two-at-a-time" class schedule and opportunities with UIU's Office of Student Development. The students even visited with Pete the Peacock and danced to many of UIU's favorite pep songs.
About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to some 6,200 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.
Monica Bayer Heaton
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