Nov. 27, 2017

Buena Vista University was well-represented at the Festival of Trees in Des Moines.  Two BVU-themed trees were created by alumni for the event, which benefits Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines.

Beavers involved in the creation, along with their children, were Gentry (Gillespie) Smith SL'99, Kelsey (Dorale) Uhl SL'03, Jen (Dorale) Puttmann SL'06, Ben Puttmann SL'05, Sarah Steinkamp SL'01, Greg Bell SL'01, Audrey (Pearson) Bell SL'02, Ariane (Sundean) Criger SL'02 and Kevin Hoyt SL'90.

The Mathisen Family purchased the small Beaver Tree and are enjoying their new BVU gear! Their girls are already sporting their new Beaver key chains on their school backpacks. Thanks to Tom SL'05 and Jessica (Larson) SL'04 for their school spirit and generous support of Blank Children's Hospital!