“Once a Hawkeye, always a Hawkeye first!”

The UIAA’s tagline, “Once a Hawkeye…” is open-ended to recognize that members, alumni, and friends have unique memories and stories about being a Hawkeye. Some associate our tagline with their continuing support of the UI and memories from their time on campus, others automatically think of their family and home.

We encourage all our alumni and friends to tell us what the phrase, “Once a Hawkeye…” means to you. In an effort to make viewing our previous submissions even easier, the UIAA recently updated our “Once a Hawkeye…” section of our website. Responses are now categorized to make navigation even easier. We encourage you to check out our updates and submit an answer yourself to become eligible to be selected our “Once a Hawkeye” winner of the month.

Congratulations to last month’s “Once a Hawkeye…” winner, Terry Neary. Terry’s submission was randomly selected from our pool of responses. As a winner, she will receive a selection of UI items including a t-shirt and other Hawkeye goodies. Read Terry’s submission here:

“[Once a Hawkeye…] means growing up, Saturday afternoons listening to Jim Zabel call the Hawkeye games on WHO. He made it sound so fun to be there, and I couldn’t wait to go to the games myself when I got older. My first fall at Iowa was in 1974. I had just met the “guy” in the apartment behind ours, and for one of our first dates, he asked if I wanted to go to the football game with him. Being a true fan and knowing what my priorities were, I asked him back, “Where are your tickets?” Lucky for him, they were much better than mine, so I said yes. Alas, 36 years later, we are still going to Hawkeye games and I’m still sitting with, and married to, “the guy.” Once a Hawkeye, always a Hawkeye first!”

—Terry Neary, 76BA, Member, Emmetsburg, Iowa

Tell us what “Once a Hawkeye…” means to you. Submit your answer here.

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