Success Stories

Success Stories from Buena Vista University
BVU’s Tech Trek Camp Receives Grant from DuPont Pioneer

The funds from the grant will be used to help support the camp’s activities, which include several classes throughout the week.


Siebens Forum Remodeling in Progress

See photos: the modeling of the Harold Walter Siebens School of Business/Siebens Forum is underway. The renovation is driven by the priorities of BVU students.


BVU Receives $500K Gift from the Bob and Ginny Peterson Foundation

Over the years, much of the foundation’s resources have been put toward schools, scholarships, and other causes and initiatives aimed at ensuring the success of young people.


Remembering Ben Donath

Ben taught mathematics at Buena Vista for 41 years. His passion for excellence was readily apparent in the way he encouraged every one of his students to reach their highest potential.


Wiebers Named Senior of the Year

Each year, the BVU National Alumni Association honors an outstanding senior who demonstrates academic achievement, leadership characteristics, and the ability to set personal and career goals.


BVU Names New Vice President for University Development and Alumni Engagement

Johnson is an accomplished advancement professional with more than 24 years of higher education experience in fundraising, marketing, and alumni relations.


Ten Area High School Students Selected for Education for Service Scholars Program

The Education for Service Scholars program was announced in December and awards up to ten four-year scholarships, all totaling in excess of the cost of tuition, each year to eligible students who graduate from a high school located in Buena Vista County.


BVU Celebrates Inauguration of 18th President

Community members, delegates representing institutions from across Iowa and the U.S., as well as BVU students, alumni, faculty, and staff, gathered to support Dr. Joshua D. Merchant in his new leadership role.