Donor Spotlight

Grateful for “opportunities to grow and develop”: Traci Bush, P.T.’95, D.P.T., OTR/L, D.H.S.

Traci Bush looks upon her life as a “series of fateful events that led to a series of opportunities.” While working full-time as a licensed occupational therapist at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, IA, she decided to also take prerequisite courses so she could apply to a physical therapy program. She applied to three …

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Supporting DMU’s vision for the future: Mary Ann and Dave Kapaska, D.O.’86, M.B.A.

A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy who flew Air Force cargo planes for seven years, Dave Kapaska earned his master’s of business administration degree from Southern Illinois University and worked for Mobil Chemical Company in sales. He then “got this crazy idea to go to medical school.” With the encouragement of his wife, …

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Inspired to invest in students: Barbara and Donald Janower, D.O.’67

Donald Janower, D.O.’67, and his wife, Barbara, believe in the power of education, and they act on that belief through their civic engagement and charitable giving. That includes their creating in 2009 the Barbara and Donald Janower Endowed Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships for DMU osteopathic medical students in good academic standing with significant financial …

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Making philanthropy a “lifestyle”: John and Mary Pappajohn

The generosity and service of John and Mary Pappajohn are widely evident in Iowa and far beyond. From facilities and centers at universities to scholarships for disadvantaged and minority students, from the Pappajohn Sculpture Park in Des Moines to the myriad organizations Mr. Pappajohn has served as a board member, they live their philosophy that …

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