Alumni Profiles

Jill (Dierks) Lutes ’87

Majors: Communication and business management

About me: I have been married to Doug for 22 years. We have 3 children: Ryan, 18; Tyler, 15; Nicole, 13. I have worked for Emerson in Human Resources for over 10 years.

Hobbies/Activities: Attending our kids’ activities, waterskiing, bike riding and reading

Memorable Central moments: Too many to mention!



William E. Urmston ‘62

Majors: Economics and business administration

About me: Upon graduation I married Carol Lee Scott ’61. We have three wonderful children and five fantastic grandchildren. I spent my entire career with Liberty Mutual Group in New York, Boston and finally Dover, N.H. I retired several years ago and try to play golf in my spare time.

Hobbies/Activities: My number one hobby is golf, not that I am any good at it, but I still enjoy getting out when the weather permits. We enjoy traveling, church activities and, of course, our family, who by some miracle are still all within 100 miles of our home.

Memorable Central moments: I have many memorable moments from my days at CUI. Most, however, revolve around a certain blonde from Brooklyn, N.Y. Carol and I met when I was a freshman, and we have been “going steady” ever since. I have fond memories of Dr. Nanes and Dr. Butler, both excellent educators.


Miranda Kouba ‘09

Majors: Accounting and Spanish

About me: After graduation I moved to Tampa, Fla., to work for John Deere. I’ve recently moved back to Iowa and am currently living in Davenport and working for John Deere in Milan, Ill. I also recently got engaged to Quinn O’Brien ’09.

Hobbies/Activities: Playing/coaching volleyball, traveling and spending time with family and friends

Memorable Central moments: Being a part of the Dutch volleyball team and studying abroad in Granada, Spain.


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