Pappajohn's Amazing Legacy

October 12, 2021

Nobody has done more than John Pappajohn to instill entrepreneurialism throughout the state of Iowa. 

Pappajohns Commit $10 million to entrepreneurship education

September 24, 2021

John and Mary Pappajohn, of Des Moines, are two of Iowa’s most generous philanthropists, and they recently announced a $10 million gift commitment to continue entrepreneurship education and programming through the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Centers at the University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa, Iowa State University, Drake University, and North Iowa Area Community College.

Merging a Love of Writing and Gaming

August 23, 2021

It’s common career advice: “Pursue your passion.” University of Iowa alumna Lauryn Ash pluralized the saying, weaving writing and gaming into her professional life.

The writer, game designer, and entrepreneur has worked on games such as Marvel’s Avengers and Dungeon Defenders II since graduating from Iowa in 2014 with a BA in English with a creative writing track, a BA in international studies, and a certificate in entrepreneurial management.