Tyler Hackman: 2014 Homecoming Court

Tyler Hackman is a senior double majoring in Marketing and Management from Lawler, Iowa. We asked each member of the 2014 Homecoming Court to let us know a little more about themselves.

What is one of your favorite memories at Iowa?

As an OnIowa! Captain this fall, I had the joy of welcoming the Class of 2018 to the University of Iowa with the annual tradition of Kickoff at Kinnick. I vividly remember standing at the front of the Block "I" and reflecting on my previous three years at Iowa, realizing that my time at this amazing institution was quickly coming to a close. It was at this moment that I knew a piece of my heart would always live in Iowa City. As chills ran up my spine, I fully grasped the extent to which the University of Iowa has changed me. 

What are three things on your bucket list?

  1. Visit all 7 continents
  2. Sing the Star Spangled Banner at a professional sporting event
  3. Witness the monarch butterfly migration in Mexico

If you could jump out of a plane, where would you want to land?

The Gulf of Mexico at St. George Island, FL. One of my most breathtaking moments in life was witnessing the sunrise over the ocean, while standing along the island's untouched expanse of pristine white sand.

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?

I am a first generation college student, meaning that I am the first member of my family to further my education after high school. There have been a number of things I've had to figure out on my own, but with a positive attitude and the help of professors and faculty mentors, I have succeeded in my time at the university.

If you could go back to freshman year, what would you do differently?

As a first-year student, I wish I would have explored the opportunity of becoming a Tour Guide. I enjoy interacting with prospective students and their families at Hawkeye Visit Days, and would have loved to walk around campus and share Iowa's fun facts with people from all over the country. Additionally, I would have fit in time to Study Abroad. It would have been a great opportunity to explore other cultures, travel the world, and expand my horizons. 

About this profile

Student Life at Iowa will be publishing profiles of the 2014 Homecoming Court all week. For more information, contact studentlife-marketing@uiowa.edu