On Iowa!

Get your start as a Hawkeye at On Iowa!—a five-day welcome and orientation event where all members of the Class of 2018 will:

Christina Gaard, PharmD

Every day, Christina Gaard works with the rest of her medical team to make sure our veterans are receiving the highest quality care. As a Clinical Pharmacist at the Department of Veteran Affairs in Milwaukee, Wis., Gaard makes sure that patients receive the right medications and understand what they’re taking.

“I really like interacting with patients and with providers,” Gaard said. “And I especially like educating patients.”

Jerry Stone

If you've ever made a batch of Betty Crocker brownies from a box, Jerry Stone might have had something to do with it.

As a floor manager at the General Mills Avon plant in Carlisle, Iowa, Stone oversees the production, packaging and shipment of a number of different Betty Crocker flours and products.

Emma Rose Carson

It all started in a little dance studio in Taos, New Mexico.

That’s where six-year-old Emma Rose Carson learned her first pliés and relevés. Now 23 and a professional modern dancer with a company in New York, Carson said she’s living her ultimate dream.

“I just was absolutely fascinated by the language of movement, and it just captivated me. I think I just had this innate passion for it.”