Dennis and Katheryn Boatman Medical Scholarship
It should come as no surprise that many of the most generous contributors to the University of Iowa also happen to be outstanding volunteers in their home communities. Dennis and Katheryn Boatman, who established the Dennis and Katheryn Boatman Medical Scholarship Fund to help UI medical students, are perfect examples.
Dr. Boatman, who is a surgeon in Cedar Rapids, received his B.A. degree in science education in 1962, his M.S. in pharmacology in 1964, and his M.D. in 1966, all from The University of Iowa. After completing his residency in urology at the UI in 1970, he was a urology instructor from 1972 to 1973. Katheryn Boatman also is an Iowa graduate; she received her B.A. degree from the UI in 1983.
For the last 25 years, Dr. Boatman has chaired and worked on numerous community fund-raising campaigns in and around Cedar Rapids, Iowa. “I consider it an honor to give ‘civic rent’ back to my community,” he says. “My true passion is my community, and I want to do as much for it as I can.”
When he’s not at work in his surgical practice or contributing his time to the United Way—a favorite organization—or other nonprofit groups, Dr. Boatman generously serves the UI as a University of Iowa Foundation board member. He has worked on fund drives for Hancher Auditorium, Hawkeye Horizons, and Iowa Endowment 2000, and he was co-chair of the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine “Seeking Knowledge for Healing” campaign.
Katheryn shares her husband’s passion for volunteerism. Her community-service work includes serving in organizations such as the YWCA, Council on Aging, Family Service Agency, and Cedar Rapids Library.
With such distinguished public-service records behind them, and such close ties to the University of Iowa, it’s only natural to see the Boatmans listed among the most generous supporters of medical education at the University of Iowa.
Congratulations on receiving the Dennis and Katheryn Boatman Medical Scholarship