Alumni Reunion group

William Penn University Alumni Association

The object of the association will be to maintain and strengthen the ties and interests that unite those who have attended William Penn University in order to serve, to support and to uphold the university in its mission

The William Penn University Alumni Association (AA) was rebuilt in 2009 on the foundation of service. The organization exists to serve our valued alumni and maintain open communication—recent and long past, near and far. With this objective in mind, the Board of the AA comprises of alumni who have been traditional, as well as nontraditional, Penn students of various graduation years. The AA continues to look for new opportunities to further engage alumni and bring ongoing value to its member group.

William Penn University Alumni Association Constitution

Ways to Serve

William Penn University is blessed with great, diverse and enthusiastic alumni. There are a number of ways a William Penn Alum can assist William Penn University. The WPU Alumni Association has several ways you can connect with fellow alums and current students. We encourage you to volunteer, share your experiences and time with fellow alums and current students!

Types of volunteer options: 

  • Serve as a WPU Alumni Officer
  • Serve as a member of the WPU Alumni Council
  • Assist with the coordination of WPU Alumni Association events
  • Student Move-In Day
  • Commencement Blue & Gold Ceremony
  • Iowa State Fair
  • Host & Assist at Tailgates
  • Homecoming events
  • Office Mailings & Projects
  • Class Agent

If you would like to volunteer or want more information, please contact Marsha Riordan at 641-673-1045 or

Alumni Association Officers 

Executive Committee
Jason VanWyk '08 — President
Andy Davidson '79 — Executive Vice President
Talia Farmer '10 & '12 — Vice President
Travis Walker '00 — Secretary/Treasurer 

Regional Council Members
Lindsey Allen '06
Jay Entner ‘69
Nicole Gustafson ‘00
Erin Owens ‘06
Tom Pickard ‘72

At-Large Council Members
Brandon Albers ‘05
Kathy Butler ‘97
Brittany Clarahan ‘10
Chelsey DeBruin ‘08
Donna DeGroot ‘71
Amy Holmquist ‘09
Caroline Jaennette ‘79
Jim Jones ‘01
Sarabeth Maurisak ’10 & ‘12
Marvin Roberts ‘80
Connie Sheesley ‘68
Mary Kate Sinclair ‘11
Jodi Steinlage ‘06
Emory Stewart ‘73
Kyle Van Ausdall ‘84

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