The University of Iowa Eight Over 80 Awards

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 alum who, at 80 or older, is making an impact.

To nominate someone, you will need to share:

  • The nominee’s name, as well as yours
  • Your relationship to the nominee
  • The nominee’s graduation year and age, if known
  • One or two paragraphs about how this individual continues to impact their community through their passions, profession, or volunteerism—proving that age is really just a number.

Nominations will be accepted until Thursday, December 7. You can submit your nomination online, or you can mail a brief letter to:

The University of Iowa Center for Advancement
Attn: Eight Over 80 Awards
One West Park Road
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Recipients will be celebrated during Older Americans Month at a luncheon on Friday, May 17, 2024.

Learn more about our past winners.

Questions? Please contact Erin Brokel at or 319-467-3668.

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