Veterans, dependents, and active duty military members with IOWA roots are impacting the world while attending the university and after they become Veteran Alumni.

Read more about the Veteran and Military-Connected Hawkeyes below!

IOWA's Chemistry Platoon

When Scott Daly entered college after serving in the military, he wanted to take an introductory chemistry class. His academic advisor tried to dissuade him, encouraging him to avoid science classes because they are harder. But Scott refused to listen. Today, Scott is an assistant professor in the University of Iowa Department of Chemistry with a passion for student veterans. This is the story of his tutoring group, the Chemistry Platoon. This research and outreach program is partially funded by an NSF CAREER Award. A CAREER Award is granted in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.

MVSS November 2019 Newsletter 

A Note from the Military and Veteran Student Services Program Director 

As we surpass the half way point in the semester, there is still plenty of work to do before the holidays and Finals Week. With the change in weather and Thanksgiving Break coming up there will be no shortage of travelers on the road. Expect unpredictable conditions, be careful and look out for one another. This month we will honor Veterans and their service. There are a number of events during Veterans Week (listed below), starting on Veterans Day on November 11th through the Military Appreciation Football game on November 16th.  It will be a great opportunity to hang out, make some friends, and honor our nation’s veterans the Hawkeye way!

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Veterans in Veterans Lounge
Veterans in Veterans Lounge

Hawks fly over Kinnick. Literally.

Flyover Pilots at Airport

Two University of Iowa alumni, Lt. Col. Nicholas Edwards and Lt. Col. Michael Lynch, were at the controls of the Air Force jets that flew over Kinnick Stadium before the football game against Penn State. The moment that thrilled 70,000 fans in the stands was incredibly meaningful to the two Hawkeyes in the air.

Read the Full Story on the Iowa Stories Site

October 2019 Newsletter

Group Shots at Veterans Meet-Up

A Note from the Military and Veteran Student Services Program Director

It has been a semester full of challenges and opportunities. We have seen more students in the new MVSS lounge and computer lab this semester than we have ever had since MVSS begin in 2009. Students have been taking advantage of many opportunities to grow, learn, and better themselves. The Veteran Morning Meet-up took place on September 26th. It was a great opportunity to meet with Veteran friendly employers. The Chemistry Platoon is off to a great start, Dr. Daly is committed to the academic success of our students. Students have been involved with intermurals, student organizations, and a wide variety of social options offered on campus. I am proud of our Veteran students and what they have (and will) accomplish here at the University of Iowa!

Read the Full October 2019 Newsletter