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.


  • Urmi

    O wow Courtney!This is indeed an awesome news.I am so glad Des Moines made it.7th position is a damn good and great to read the place is developing further.I have bookmarked that page.Will read further details soon.I am sure the place is and will rock in the future too and people will want to go and settle in the place even more than before.Great news to read in the morning.Look forward to hearing from you soon again.

  • Revo

    It was a great job by Kiplinger to choose the 10 best cities. It needs intensive research to do such intricate job. This was done based on a number of parameters. Thanks for keeping us informed and providing the link. Bye.