Iowa Alumni Chapter

Just one state away, there’s a Truman Alumni Chapter passionate about forging connections, whether it’s with the University that still feels like home, our communities or most individually, in the lives of our local alumni and currently enrolled Truman students. Hailing from across the great state of Iowa, we’re an active and engaged group. No matter our age, what Iowa city we live in or our profession, we’re a welcoming group committed to investing in our communities and the university.

We look forward to seeing you at our next event, whether we’re volunteering, learning more about local history and the arts or just spending time with others who care as much about Truman and the ideals the university embodies as we do.

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2018 Chapter Events:

  • January 23: Trivia at Blue Moon, West Des Moines
  • February 10: Iowa Gold Star Museum, Johnston
  • March 15: Band/Music Major Event, Des Moines
  • March 24: TruCare Service Event, Des Moines
  • April 22: 17th Annual Ronza & Family Game Night, Des Moines
  • May 18: Neil Smith Prairie Tour, Des Moines
  • June 30: Iowa cubs Game and Tailgate, Des Moines
  • July 18: Jazz in July, Des Moines
  • July 29: New Student Send-Off, Central Iowa
  • August 18: Reiman Gardens, Ames
  • September 18: Beer & Food Pairings, Central Iowa
  • October 13: Truman Homecoming Tailgate, Kirksville, MO
  • October 18: Pella Tulip Planting & Historical Tour, Pella
  • November 18: Thanksgiving Service Event, TBA
  • December 1: Victorian Holiday Stroll, Albia
  • December 1: Truman Wrestling at Simpson College, Indianola

Chapter Leadership:

  • Cindy Spiker (’93), President
  • Sebastian Speer (’06), Treasurer
  • Jean Kaul (’09), Communications Director & National Board Representative
  • Angela Worley Petersen (’10, ’11), Social Media Chair
  • Kent Donaldson (’90), Executive Board
  • Gerald Hollingsworth (’67), Executive Board
  • Cindy (Barnes) Moeller (’86), Executive Board

For more information, please contact Cindy Spiker (’93) or the Office of Advancement at 800.452.6678.

The Chapter is looking for more volunteers! Please contact Truman’s Office of Advancement at 800-452-6678 for more information or complete the online Volunteer Application.


I love my alumni chapter. Our group does so many things around the city that I never knew existed. It’s a great way to meet people outside your normal social circle and of course, network! It’s a low-commitment, fun way to still be involved with the University and get to hear about Truman’s happenings.

Stephanie Hall ('11)

Sesquicentennial Presidential Celebration April 14

March 27, 2018

Please join us for this event designed to honor those who have held the position of Truman State University President throughout the past 150 years and to celebrate their invaluable contributions in leading Truman to this special moment in time. All 16 past presidents will be represented. Saturday, April 14, 2018 Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall • 4 p.m. […]

TruCare Offers Opportunity to Serve

March 2, 2018

The monthlong TruCare service initiative will again take place throughout March, giving everyone with a Truman connection an opportunity to show how dedicated the University is to service. Designed as a way for alumni and friends to share in the spirit of the Big Event, TruCare allows anyone with a Truman affiliation to count service […]

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