Meet the CATS

The University of Northern Iowa Connecting Alumni to Students (CATS) is the official student volunteer group of the UNI Alumni Association. These members represent dedicated and passionate students whose primary goal is to be the official tradition keepers of the University of Northern Iowa. CATS represent the University of Northern Iowa student body to alumni and friends. CATS create and promote the lasting connections between past, present and future Panthers.

Connecting Alumni To Students Committee Pictures

Kristen

 

Name: Kristen Ahart

Committee: Membership Development

Graduation Year: 2019

Major/Minor:  English Education and TESOL 

Hometown: Denison, IA

 


 

Mallory

 

Name: Mallory Andrews

Committee: Membership Development

Graduation Year: 2019

Major/Minor: HR Management and Spanish 

Hometown: Ankeny, IA


 


 

Olivia B

 

Name: Olivia Ballhagen 

Committee: Alumni Outreach

Graduation Year: 2017

Major/Minor: Communication Studies, Marketing Minor 

Hometown: Parkersburg, IA

 

 


 

Anna

 

Name: Anna Baughman

Committee: Alumni Outreach 

Graduation Year: 2019

Major/Minor: Leisure, Youth and Human Services, Music Minor 

Hometown: Denison, IA

 




Tanner

 

Name: Tanner Bernhard

Committee: We Are One

Graduation Year: 2017

Major/Minor: Marketing and Management Major

Hometown: Mason City, IA

 


Maaddie

Name: Madelyn Christensen

Committee: CATS Cares

Graduation Year: 2018

Major/Minor: Leisure, Youth and Human Services, Non-Profit Minor

Hometown: Audubon, IA

 

 


 

 

Riley

 

Name: Riley Christensen 

Committee: Traditions

Graduation Year: 2017

Major/Minor: Accounting

Hometown: Audubon, IA

 

 


 

Kaylee

Name: Kaylee Clemens

Committee: President

Graduation Year: 2018

Major/Minor: Social Work

Hometown: Marshalltown, IA

 


 

 

Wes

 

Name: Wes Ennis 

Committee: STAT

Graduation Year: 2018

Major/Minor: Finance, International Business and French Minor

Hometown: Cedar Rapids, IA

 

 


 

 

Name: Ben Fienup 

Committee: Alumni Outreach 

Graduation Year: 2019

Major/Minor: Social Science Education 

Hometown: Cedar Falls, IA

 

 


 

Clarine

Name: Clarine Ford (2014 President)

Committee: Homecoming

Graduation Year: 2016

Major/Minor: Family Services and Religion, Ethics Minor

Hometown: Davenport, IA


 Austin

 

Name: Austin Hansen (2014 & 2015 Vice President of STAT)

Committee: STAT

Graduation Year: 2016

Major/Minor: Electronic Media Leadership

Hometown: Cedar Falls, IA

 

 


Kelsey

Name: Kelsey Hansen

Committee: Alumni Outreach & Publications 

Graduation Year: 2017

Major/Minor: Leisure, Youth, & Human Services

Hometown: Cedar Falls, IA

 


Archie

Name: Archie Hardin

Committee: Social Media Chair 

Graduation Year: 2016

Major/Minor: Public Relations, Marketing Minor

Hometown: West Point, IA

 


Maureen

Name: Maureen Hart

Committee: Vice President of External Affairs

Graduation Year: 2018

Major/Minor: Elementary Education, Special Education Minor

Hometown: Waterloo, IA

 


Joellen

 

Name: Joellen Hatchett

Committee: STAT

Graduation Year: 2016 

Major/Minor: Secondary Education Mathematics 

Hometown: Waterloo, IA

 



Jesse

Name: Jesse Heath

Committee: Membership Development

Graduation Year: 2017

Major/Minor: General Studies 

Hometown: De Soto, IA

 


Joslyn

Name: Joslyn Hicks

Committee: CATS Cares 

Graduation Year: 2017

Major/Minor: Communication Sciences & Disorders

Hometown: Burlington, IA

 


Taylor

Name: Taylor Holman

Committee: Vice President of Internal Affairs

Graduation Year: 2018

Major/Minor: Elementary Education, Literacy Education minor

Hometown: Ottumwa, IA

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Alicia

 

Name: Alicia Hornfeck 

Committee: Homecoming 

Graduation Year: 2017

Major/Minor: Elementary Education, Mathematics Minor 

Hometown: Ottumwa, IA

 


 


 

Brooke H

Name: Brooke Howsare

Committee: Membership Development

Graduation Year: 2017

Major/Minor: Business Management

Hometown: Urbandale, IA

 


Katherine

 

Name: Katherine Jamtgaard 

Committee: STAT and Publications

Graduation Year: 2017

Major/Minor: Graphic Design, Creative Writing Minor  

Hometown: Britt, IA

 


 


 

Avery

Name: Avery Johnson

Committee: Alumni Outreach 

Graduation Year: 2018

Major/Minor: English, Creative Writing Minor 

Hometown: Greene, IA

 

 


Emily

 

Name: Emily Kelleher 

Committee: Homecoming 

Graduation Year: 2018

Major/Minor: Elementary Education 

Hometown: Dubuque, IA

 

 


 

Tony

 

Name: Tony Ketelaar

Committee: Traditions

Graduation Year: 2016

Major/Minor: Anthropology and Religious Studies, Sociology Minor

Hometown: Davenport, IA

 



 

Matt

 

Name: Matt Klein 

Committee: Membership Development

Graduation Year: 2017

Major/Minor: Communication Sciences and Disorders 

Hometown: Pella, IA

 



 

Laney

 

Name: Laney Kraus-Taddeo 

Committee: Multimedia and We Are One

Graduation Year: 2019

Major/Minor: Electronic Media 

Hometown: Chicago, IL

 



 

Katie

 

Name: Katie Kuch

Committee: Social Media and CATS Cares 

Graduation Year: 2017

Major/Minor: Public Relations, Marketing and Journalism Minors

Hometown: Cedar Rapids, IA

 



 

Claire

Name: Claire Lawler

Committee: STAT

Graduation Year: 2018

Major/Minor: Accounting

Hometown: Urbandale, IA

 


Jessica

Name: Jessica Lemme

Committee: STAT

Graduation Year: 2017

Major/Minor: Psychology & Family Services

Hometown: Mundelein, IL

 


Liz

 

Name: Elizabeth Lynch (2015 Vice President External Affairs)

Committee: CATS Cares 

Graduation Year: 2016

Major/Minor: Public Administration and Political Science, Politics and Law minor

Hometown: Burlington, IA

 

 


Sasha

 

Name: Priyasha Mahara 

Committee: Membership Development

Graduation Year: 2018

Major/Minor: Sociology, Psychology Minor 

Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal 

 



 

Sebelia

Name: Sebelia Markle

Committee: CATS Cares 

Graduation Year: 2016

Major/Minor: Movement & Exercise Science

Hometown: Mason City, IA

 


Molly

Name: Molly McCarty

Committee: Homecoming

Graduation Year: 2017

Major/Minor: Elementary Education,  Literacy Education minor

Hometown: North Liberty, IA

 


Katelyn

Name: Katelyn Melcher

Committee: Traditions 

Graduation Year: 2018

Major/Minor: Psychology 

Hometown: Ankeny, IA

 


Name: Brianna Miller

Committee: We Are One

Graduation Year: 2017 

Major/Minor: Communication Studies; Leisure, Youth and Human Services minor

Hometown: West Des Moines, IA

 


Kris

Name: Kris Miranda

Committee: CATS Cares 

Graduation Year: 2017

Major/Minor: Elementary Education

Hometown: Rosemount, MN

 


Bobby

Name: Bobby Orman

Committee: Membership Development 

Graduation Year: 2016

Major/Minor: Biology Teaching

Hometown: Ottumwa, IA

 


Anjali

 

Name: Anjali Patel 

Committee: We Are One

Graduation Year: 2019

Major/Minor: Social Science Teaching

Hometown: Burlington, IA

 

 

 


 

Jenny

 

Name: Jenny Pauk

Committee: CATS Cares 

Graduation Year: 2016

Major/Minor: English, Creative Writing minor

Hometown: Carroll, IA

 

 


Courtney

 

Name: Courtney Pellett

Committee: STAT

Graduation Year: 2019

Major/Minor: Criminology and Sociology, Family Services Minor 

Hometown: Fall River, WI

 

 

 


 

Connor

 

Name: Connor Perry

Committee: We Are One

Graduation Year: 2016

Major/Minor: Psychology and Criminology

Hometown: Huxley, IA

 

 


Kindra

 

Name: Kindra Petersen 

Committee: Homecoming

Graduation Year: 2019

Major/Minor: English Education 

Hometown: Muscatine, IA

 

 


 

Thomas

Name: Thomas Randall

Committee: Vice President of STAT

Graduation Year: 2017

Major/Minor: Business Administration

Hometown: Osage, IA

 



Taylor R

 

Name: Taylor Reed

Committee: Homecoming

Graduation Year: 2016

Major/Minor: Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Literacy Minor 

Hometown: Grinnell, IA

 

 


Janelle

Name: Janelle Rezabek

Committee: Membership Development

Graduation Year: 2017

Major/Minor: Communication Sciences and Disorders

Hometown: Grinnell, IA

 


Grace

 

Name: Grace Ritter

Committee: Membership Development

Graduation Year: 2017

Major/Minor: Psychology, Gerontology Minor

Hometown: Frankfort, IL

 

 


 

Genevieve

Name: Genevieve Rosenbalm

Committee: Alumni Outreach 

Graduation Year: 2018

Major/Minor: Spanish Education/TESOL

Hometown: Milo, IA

 


Ellie

 

Name: Ellie Rossmann

Committee: Traditions

Graduation Year: 2018

Major/Minor: Elementary Education 

Hometown: Waukee, IA

 

 


 

Sarah

Name: Sarah Rudy

Committee: Vice President of Traditions

Graduation Year: 2017

Major/Minor: Public Administration, Communications Minor

Hometown: Radcliffe, IA

 


jenna

 

Name: Jenna Salzbrenner (2015 Vice President of Traditions)

Committee: Traditions

Graduation Year: 2016

Major/Minor: History Education, Religion minor

Hometown: Marion, IA

 

 


Alexis

 

Name: Alexis Scharfenkamp

Committee: We Are One

Graduation Year: 2018

Major/Minor: Public Relations 

Hometown: Slater, IA

 


 


 

Josh

 

Name: Josh Schoon

Committee: We Are One

Graduation Year: 2016

Major/Minor: Elementary Education

Hometown: Cedar Falls, IA

 


Sarah Schroeder

 

Name: Sarah Schroeder

Committee: CATS Cares 

Graduation Year: 2018

Major/Minor: Biology, Chemistry Minor 

Hometown: Akron, IA

 



 

Erica

 

Name: Erica Schultz

Committee: Alumni Outreach 

Graduation Year: 2018

Major/Minor: Math Education 

Hometown: Muscatine, IA

 



 

Name: McKenzie Sesterheen

Committee: CATS Cares 

Graduation Year: 2017

Major/Minor: Communication Sciences & Disorders

Hometown: Cedar Falls, IA

 


Tori

 

Name: Tori Settanni

Committee: CATS Cares 

Graduation Year: 2017

Major/Minor: Public Relations, Marketing Minor 

Hometown: Hampshire, IL

 



 

Sarah S

 

Name: Sarah Smithart

Committee: Traditions

Graduation Year: 2019

Major/Minor: Industrial and Engineering Education 

Hometown: Altoona, IA

 



 

Olivia

Name: Olivia Steffen

Committee: STAT

Graduation Year: 2016 

Major/Minor: Communication Sciences & Disorders

Hometown: Epworth, IA

 


Lauren

Name: Lauren Tielbur

Committee: STAT

Graduation Year: 2018

Major/Minor: Marketing and Management 

Hometown: Kellogg, IA

 


Dustin

 

Name: Dustin Toale (2015 President)

Committee: Publications

Graduation Year: 2016

Major/Minor: Real Estate and Finance

Hometown: Independence, IA

 


John

 

Name: John Torres

Committee: We Are One

Graduation Year: 2017

Major/Minor: Criminology

Hometown: Ottumwa, IA



 

Taiji

Name: Taiji Tucker

Committee: Homecoming

Graduation Year: 2018

Major/Minor: Psychology; Art, Criminology & Communications minors

Hometown: Waterloo, IA


Santi

 

Name: Santiago Villafana

Committee: Homecoming 

Graduation Year: 2019

Major/Minor: Social Science Education 

Hometown: Toledo, IA

 



 

Carrie

Name: Carrie Wells

Committee: Traditions

Graduation Year: 2017

Major/Minor: Business Management Education, Coaching Minor

Hometown: Bettendorf, IA

 


Jamal

 

Name: Jamal White 

Committee: Traditions

Graduation Year: 2018

Major/Minor: Marketing and Organization Leadership 

Hometown: St. Charles, IA

 



 

Tracy

Name: Tracy Wulfekuhle

Committee: We Are One

Graduation Year: 2016

Major/Minor: Secondary Mathematics Education, Physics Endorsement

Hometown: Holy Cross, IA

 


 

Camryn

 

Name: Camryn Wrage 

Committee: Traditions

Graduation Year: 2018

Major/Minor: Accounting and MIS

Hometown: Rock Falls, IL

 



 

Jennifer

 

Name: Jennifer Zehner

Committee: Homecoming

Graduation Year: 2018

Major/Minor: Elementary Education; Literacy, Instructional Strategist, and Coaching Minor   

Hometown: Dow City, IA

 



Connie

 

Name: Connie Hansen, Advisor

Graduation Year: 1989

Major/Minor: Elementary Education

Hometown: Cedar Falls, IA

 

Why is CATS such a great organization?: I love advising the UNI CATS for several reasons. Their enthusiasm to enhance relationships between the alumni and the current student body is amazing. This group of students also has a passion for service to the university and the community we live in. It has been a blast watching them grow through the organization and expand their creativity in the event and programming areas. Each member will definitely be an outstanding alum of UNI.

 


TC & TK

Name: TC (The Cat) & TK (The Kitten)

Hometown: Cedar Falls, Iowa

Other Campus/Community Involvement: All campus activities and events!

What do you like best about UNI?: The fans!!!

Why is CATS such a great organization?: It's a great way to stay involved and help connect the students and alumni!