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Board Position: President Hometown: Dwight, IA Major: English Occupation: Higher Education Administrator Favorite Hawkeye Memory: In the late fall, I would be walking back from working at Hancher and as the sun set, it reflected a gold band across the river. Sometimes the rowing team would be practicing at the time, and would pass through the gold band, and all you saw was their black silhouette against the gold band from the sun. GO HAWKS!
Board Position: Treasurer Hometown: Santa Fe, NM Major: Business - Accounting Occupation: Director, US Tennis Association Favorite Hawkeye Memory: My first (and every football game since).... go Hawks!
Board Position: Secretary Hometown: Bettendorf, IA Major: Business - Management Information Systems Occupation: Localization Program Manager at Google Favorite Hawkeye Memory: Playing slip n' slide down our dorm hallway (Parklawn) with our entire floor! Parklawn was a tiny dorm but I became best friends with my floor. One night (when the RA was out of town) we decided to put soap on the hallway floors and slide down it like a slip n slide! I have such wonderful memories of Iowa, I'd say football games were also some of the best times.
Clair Elise Belmonte
Board Position: At Large
Board Position: At Large Hometown: Jefferson, IA Major: Dance / Business Occupation: Sports Account Executive Favorite Hawkeye Memory: My favorite Hawkeye memory is actually the very first time I stepped on campus. I visited campus in the springtime my senior year of high school, knowing that I was already accepted to two other schools in which I was way more interested. But that spring day changed my life. The way the students buzzed around the Pentacrest, perfectly manicured Hubbard Park with kids playing ultimate frisbee, the smell of the river and foliage when walking from the east side of campus to the west, and the presence of Iowa Pride in the air all completely captivated me. I could feel in my bones that I was meant to be a Hawkeye. And so I was... and to this day... I BLEED BLACK & GOLD!
Board Position: At Large
Hometown: Waterloo, Iowa
Major: Marketing (B.B.A), Asian Studies (B.A.), International Business Certificate program
Occupation: Customer Success Manager at InviteManager
Favorite Hawkeye Memory: Having moved to SoCal after graduation and waiting over a decade for the Hawkeyes to join me on Jan 1 in Pasadena. The whole Rose Bowl Experience that year as the President of both the LA Iowa Club and Big Ten Club of Southern California was an awesome experience. Now I can't wait to return to win one!