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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Eastern Iowa Alumni and Friends Chapter

A chapter banner is presented to the Eastern Iowa Alumni and Friends Chapter in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

May 25, 2010

Eastern Iowa becomes 17th Northwest Alumni Association Chapter

MARYVILLE, Mo. - The Eastern Iowa Alumni and friends chapter of the Northwest Missouri State University Alumni Association was chartered earlier this month in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

During the event attended by more than 30 Northwest alumni and friends, Steve Sutton, director of the Northwest Alumni Association, presented the chapter its banner and encouraged those in attendance to continue their commitment to Northwest.

"There are more than 1,100 Northwest graduates living in the eastern Iowa region, and the interest by these alumni in establishing a chapter in this area has been extraordinary," Sutton said. "Bearcat Nation continues to thrive thanks to dedicated Northwest alumni and friends who not only appreciate the camaraderie with fellow alumni, but who also value the education they received and want to ensure those same opportunities are available for future generations of Bearcats."

The Eastern Iowa Alumni and Friends Chapter is the Northwest Alumni Association's 17th chapter and is led by President Linda Wiles '73, Vice President Dave Hockett '98 and Secretary Doug Bannon '77.

The chapter's next event is a social from 6 to 8 p.m. June 10 at Ruby Tuesday, located at 217 Collins Road Northeast, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

For more information about the Eastern Iowa Alumni and Friends Chapter or to get involved, contact the Northwest Alumni Association at or 660.562.1248 or e-mail Linda Wiles at

To view photographs from the chapter charter, visit

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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