Iowa State University Alumni Association
Homecoming 2017

Save the date! Sound the CYrens Oct. 22-28 as Iowa State University celebrates Homecoming with another downtown parade, the annual pep rally, Honors & Awards, ExCYtement in the Streets, and a gridiron victory over TCU.

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Cyclones Everywhere

Vanessa Sánchez has traveled the world: China, Vietnam, Europe, South America, and beyond, often traveling with her husband and frequently hiring a private tour guide. In May 2015, she and her sister, Maria Sánchez, traveled on the “Isles & Empires of the Adriatic” tour aboard Oceania Cruises’ Riviera.

“This is the first time I’ve gone with a group,” she said. “For safety reasons and comfort, I didn’t want to embark on such an adventure on my own. And I didn’t have to do my own research. That’s so time consuming. This trip was just like a menu; I could choose whatever I wanted to do. If you wanted, you could see churches and museums. I wanted to eat and drink. I ate and drank my way through this cruise!"

Vanessa loved her experience with the Traveling Cyclones. “It was so organized! They take care of everything, even happy hours! The length of the tours was perfect; the guides were marvelous. I can’t say enough. Everything was perfect. And the people were super nice.

Learn more about the Traveling Cyclones program online.

Cyclones are everywhere! Connect online with Cyclone Stories -- including features about Iowa State alumni who are using their Iowa State education in unique ways. You can also browse the latest class notes and obituaries, listen to our "Living a Life" podcast series featuring ISU alumni, and find links to Alumni Association news and notes that will keep you in communication.

Latest stories:

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Enjoy discounted admission ($10) and free parking June 14 at Zoo Brew -- one of the Des Moines area's most popular networking events. Mingle with your fellow Cyclones, participate in games and giveaways, and network with not only your fellow alumni, but representatives from ISU as well. Cardinal & Gold attire encouraged. Sponsored by Workiva.

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