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.


  • Tea

    I highly recommend watching Avenue Q and the Lion King show when they’re in town.

  • Brad Carroll

    Being a native Iowan coming to DMU in the spring, I agree that there are entertaining things to do in Iowa; they just need to be sought out a bit more. If you like camping, fishing, and outdoor shenanigans; I recommend checking out Northeast Iowa along the bluffs of the Upper Iowa River.