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Eight Over 80

Mar 1, 2022

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As Hawkeyes, we give back throughout our lives.

We’re leaders in our professions. We’re generous with our time and talent. We’re passionate about things we love—especially anything black and gold. And some Hawkeyes continue to make an impact well beyond retirement.

That’s why we are honoring Iowa alumni, age 80 and over, who carry the Hawkeye spirit of achievement and continue to help others. Celebrate senior Hawkeyes by nominating an extraordinary alumnus for the Eight Over Eighty Award.

To submit a nomination, please provide:

  • The nominee’s name, as well as your own
  • Relationship to the nominee
  • The nominee’s graduation year and age, if known
  • One or two paragraphs about how this individual continues to change lives through a passion, profession, or volunteerism—proving that age really is just a number.

Nominations will be accepted until March 1. You can submit your nomination online, or you can mail a brief letter to:

 The University of Iowa Center for Advancement
c/o Eight Over 80 Awards
One West Park Road
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

 The recipients of this inaugural award will be celebrated during a luncheon in May during Older American Month.

 For more information, contact Kate Sojka at kate.sojka@foriowa.org or 319-467-3884.

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