Mr. Burrow liked college far better than high school. He had a lot of friends, and his involvement with the student government and with various liberal groups kept him busy all the time. He spent most of time with his friends, probably too much of it at Tony's and Steb's, two seedy bars on College Hill in Cedar Falls. He was also active in the Wesley Foundation, the United Methodist campus ministry.
Because he enjoyed his new life at college far more than what he had left in Mount Pleasant, he stayed at UNI year-round. That allowed him to get a B.A. in just three years--graduating with high honors in October, 1983 with a major in mathematics and a minor in Spanish.
Mr. Burrow spent the summers of 1991 and 1992 at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. He was part of a special graduate honors program, and his major was secondary mathematics education. While he studied harder than at any other time in his life, he also spent a lot of time basking in the sun on the Gulf Coast beaches, savoring the excitement of New Orleans, and having endless fun with new-found friends. He remembers those summers at "Southern" fondly as one of the most pleasant experiences of his adult life. He received a masters degree--with a 4.0 grade point average--in August, 1992.
Mr. Burrow has taken other graduate courses as well. He received an endorsement in gifted education from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, and he also has graduate hours in mathematics and speech from that school. In summer, 1999 he attended a graduate seminar at Drake University in Des Moines. In the mid 1980s he took a computer science course at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, and in summer, 2000 took a seminar in talented and gifted education from that university's prestigious Belin & Blank Center. He has graduate hours in environmental science from UNI.
David Burrow on the front steps of Bartlett Hall at the University of Northern Iowa
LEFT: David Burrow (right), Vice President for Administration of the UNI Student Association
CENTER: Stebs on College Hill in Cedar Falls
RIGHT: Meal ticket photo from the University of Northern Iowa
David Burrow in his cap and gown ready to receive his masters degree from the University of Southern Mississippi
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