Raising the Bar:
Building Champions
One Rep at a Time




$250,000 to overhaul, expand and improve the Peacock Strength and Conditioning Facilities in Upper Iowa University Dorman Gymnasium

Isaiah Donley

Isaiah Donley

UIU Peacock Football – Defensive Lineman
Major: Psychology
Hometown: DeKalb, Illinois

"Football is everything to me. It has taught me dedication, loyalty and this team is like a family. A new weight-room would help us improve on the field and off the field."



  • Reduce overcrowding
  • Improve scheduling
  • Maximize team workouts
  • Reduce risk of injury
  • Improve power, endurance, balance, and speed
  • Build champions and championship teams
Melanie Behnke

Melanie Behnke

UIU Peacock Volleyball – Outside Hitter
Major: Undecided
Hometown: Seymour, Wisconsin

"It’s awesome to see the Peacock Volleyball program’s growth. New weight-room equipment would enhance the program and keep the progress going."



  • Renovate the current weight room. (more info >>)
  • Renovate the old wrestling room into expanded conditioning facilities (more info >>)
  • Install new flooring
  • Meet and surpass conference standards for strength training equipment

The Total Transformation will result in:

  • Two functional movement spaces, as opposed to forcing student-athletes to workout in the hallways for extra room.
  • New floors to enhance student-athlete safety
  • Branding opportunities for donors through on-site graphic elements that will be added
Cole Jaeschke

Cole Jaeschke

UIU Peacock Football – Quarterback
Major: Exercise & Sports Studies — Sports Administration
Hometown: Moorland, Iowa

"I love competing. Football has been my passion since I started playing. A new weight-room would be an attitude changer for our team. We want to win."


Give your gift to help build Peacock champions, one rep at a time.


Andrew Wenthe
Vice President for External Affairs


Last Updated 10/23/15