College of Education

44% of 150 Donor goal
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An Anonymous DonorColleen Mulholland matched $500
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An Anonymous DonorRob Ruchotzke gave $1,500

An Anonymous DonorArlo & Susan Sime gave $4,500

An Anonymous DonorDan Fick gave $5,000

An Anonymous DonorMichael Armbrecht gave $5,000

An Anonymous DonorKerry Sutherland gave $5,000

An Anonymous DonorLinda Cook gave $5,000

An Anonymous DonorDuane Smith gave $12,500

An Anonymous DonorTim Christian gave $15,000
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Live Purple Give Gold 2023
1,903 Donors - $347,383 Donated

College of Education

Here are a few points of information about the College of Education:

  • We anchor the largest teacher education program in Iowa.
  • We offer the most sought-after major, elementary education, and minor, literacy education, at UNI 
  • We're more than you think, with about 30 percent of our students choosing degrees that connect health, well-being, science, human services and community. 
  • We are comprehensive, with the only active doctoral program at UNI. 

Overall, we are six departments, five centers of excellence, and nearly 200 faculty and staff. Together, we have one goal that drives us every day: your success.

Dean's Fund for Excellence

When you support the College of Education Dean’s Fund for Excellence you're supporting crucial student and faculty needs. 

Your gift ensures that the college has the flexibility to address student and faculty needs right away. This includes scholarships and need-based aid that many of our students rely on. But the investment doesn’t stop there.

As we look to the future, enhancing the student experience remains paramount. We recently remodeled what’s now called the College of Education Advising & Teacher Education Success Office. Here we’ve created a “one-stop” office supporting both College of Education and campus-wide teacher education students to better assist them on their student journeys. Donor support helped make this happen.

You’ll support faculty. We are increasingly competing with other colleges that can offer incentives to high-quality faculty members. We want to bring those faculty to UNI to support our students and the communities they serve.

You’ll strengthen the College of Education for the future. We aim to support student success by innovating our curriculum, actively engaging in diversity, equity and inclusion work, increasing recruitment and retention, and strengthening our partnerships. Your gift provides our leadership team with critical extra support to attain these goals.

For all of these reasons and more, I hope you will make a gift of any size on #LivePurpleGiveGold!

Colleen S. Mulholland
Dean, College of Education

Challenge Gifts 

COE Dean's Fund

Arlo '72 & Susan Sime will contribute $4,500 to the COE Dean's Fund if 150 donors support the fund as well.  

Dean Mulholland Challenge

COE Dean, Colleen Mulholland, will match $10 per donor to the COE Dean's Fund, up to $500.

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Tim Christian
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Duane Smith
Gave $12,500 during a Challenge!
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matched a total of $7,500
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Paul & Stacy Wolf
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Threase Harms
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Michael Armbrecht
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Linda Cook
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Dan Fick
Gave $5,000 during a Challenge!