Excellence In Education FAQ

Posted April 23, 2019

April 23, 2019 at 11:54 AM
What is this event?
Excellence in Education is an after-school reception and awards ceremony that honors exceptional students, volunteers, educators and business partners in Johnson County, co-presented by the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce and the Iowa City Area Development Group.

Where and when is this event?
Join us Wednesday, April 24 at a new location and a new time! We will be at The Englert Theatre in the heart of Downtown Iowa City. Doors open at 6:00, with the program beginning at 6:30 pm.

What is the dress code?
We encourage everyone, winners and guests alike, to dress your best! Semi-formal is recommended, but not required.

What do I need to bring?
This event is free, and no RSVP is required! All you need to bring is your enthusiasm for our education community.

Where should I park? And do I need to pay?
From The Englert’s website:
Limited street parking is available in front of the building. Several parking ramps are conveniently located just a short walk away.
Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp_460 E. Washington Street (parking free after 6pm)
Washington & Gilbert Street
Tower Place & Parking _ 351 Iowa Avenue
Iowa Avenue & Dubuque Street (First hour free, $1 per hour for each additional hour)
Dubuque Street Ramp _ 280 S. Dubuque Street
Dubuque Street and Burlington Street, near Graduate and hotelVetro (First hour free, $1 per hour for each additional hour)
Capitol Street Ramp _ 253 S. Clinton Street
Clinton Street & Burlington Street (First hour free, $1 per hour for each additional hour)

Where is check-in and how does it work?
If you are one of our award winners or one of our presenters, please check in with Emily Wenzel in the lobby as soon as you arrive. She will be standing near the box office. If you are just here to celebrate, there is no check-in, RSVP, or ticket-purchasing required!

Schedule of the day
6:00 PM – Doors open
6:30 pm – Program begins
8:00 pm – Program ends

Who are the winners?
We have a great collection of awardees. Please see our News Release for a full list.

Sponsor Info
The awards are made possible by our Lead Event Sponsor, the University of Iowa – Office of the President; Supporting Sponsors Pearson, University of Iowa Health Care, Dr. Suzanne Stock, Orthodontist, and University of Iowa Community Credit Union; our Venue Sponsor The Englert Theatre; and our 2019 Education Initiative Sponsor, ACT.

Whom do I contact with more questions?
Please contact Emily Wenzel, Events & Communications Coordinator, at (319) 337-9637 or