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Sabrina Casares of Galloway Graduates from the University of Iowa


IOWA CITY, IA (01/14/2020)-- Sabrina Casares of Galloway, NJ 08205was one of more than 1,800University of Iowa students to celebrate earning their degree from the UI during commencement ceremonies staged in December after the completion of the UI's fall 2019 semester. Spotlight students 1

Casares received a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree with a major in Physical Therapy.

Casares and the UI's newest graduates came from both near and far, some from the other side of the planet, drawn by the UI's nationally ranked academics, beautiful campus, competitive athletics, and welcoming community. They connected with teachers and peers who share their passions and curiosities, and discovered new things about the world and about themselves.

Many of the graduates found the perfect study spot in a secluded corner of campus, eaten frozen yogurt at 10 p.m. on the Iowa City ped mall, joined tens of thousands of fellow Hawkeyes at Kinnick Stadium, and presented their own research at conferences.

Whether they ran for student government or just ran along the gleaming Iowa River, Casares and his peers these grew in mind and body and became more themselves.

This is what being a Hawkeye is all about.


  • Profiles of nine of Casares's peers: HERE
  • The fall 2019 graduating class by numbers: HERE
  • The most popular majors, minors, and certificates: HERE


Of the Hawkeyes who graduated in the 2017-18 academic year

  • 95% found a job, continued their education, or are not seeking employment
  • Their median salary is $49,920
  • 48% of those with a full-time job stayed in Iowa
  • 21% chose to continue their education

To learn more about Hawkeye grads and student outcomes click HERE.

To watch any of the UI's seven fall 2019 commencement ceremonies, click HERE.

About the University of Iowa

The University of Iowa is one of the nation's premier public research universities, dedicated to academic excellence, groundbreaking discoveries and creations, commitment to Iowa and the world, and a culture that prizes community, diversity, and opportunity.

The UI is known around the world for its leadership in the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to the first and best creative writing program in the world, a world-class academic medical center and one of America's top teaching hospitals, and a can-do culture that fosters a campus-wide dedication to student success.

To learn more about the University of Iowa, click HERE.

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