IHA golf outing

July 15, 2009 —

Last week several representatives from DMU attended the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) annual “Swinging for Scholars” golf outing. We sponsored a hole and distributed DMU golf towels, which turned out to be a useful tool on such a dreary day! And although the day started out cold and rainy, by late afternoon it was hot and humid like a typical July day. Much safer golfing weather once the lightning stopped!

The outing raised over $130,000 for the Iowa Hospital Education & Research Foundation (IHERF) scholarship for health care education. The morning program included a speech from Drake Relays Director Brian Brown, which was inspiring to all in attendance. We also had the opportunity to chat with DMU alums, board members, faculty and some current students who all came out to support the cause.

We’re looking forward to participating again next year – it’s a great event, a great opportunity to network and raise money for scholarships, and the IHA has already guaranteed us beautiful weather!

Gina Smith joined the admissions team (formally the Enrollment Management department) in early 2005. She strives to keep you up to date on all things admission related. Since graduating from the University of Iowa in 2003, Gina continues to cheer on the Hawkeyes, the best team ever, pretty much any way you look at it. Gina and her husband live in West Des Moines with their son, dog and cat.


  • http://blog.iowahospital.org Mike Templeton

    IHA was happy to have you attend the annual golf outing as a hole sponsor this year. Without sponsors like DMU, the IHERF scholarship program wouldn’t be what it is today.

    Also, on a personal level, it was great to meet you and the other DMU staff over lunch. I hope we can work together on some things in the near future.

  • http://www.golf-swing-keys.com Del

    Great cause … thanks for all you guys do.

  • http://www.persianorientalrug.org Mark

    Thats quite a fund raising effort especially as far as scholarships are concerned.