DMU is Living United

July 2, 2009 —

Des Moines University is serious about community service. We do SO many projects every year it’s hard to keep track of them. So when United Way of Central Iowa had a contest for videos describing how an organization “Lives United,” I knew we had to enter. Here’s our video:


What do you think?? United Way must’ve liked it as they chose it as best overall video! I’m thrilled and glad we could contribute to their great message. (Thanks to all the great DMU people who helped put it together!).

Speaking of our various projects, here’s a cute photo of DMU employees working on a Habitat for Humanity project June 24. Pictured (from left) are Nancy Marshall, Melissa Wilder, Sally Riggs and Dr. Roberta Wattleworth.

Habitat for Humanity, 2009

Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.


  • Seth Stevenson