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25 things you may not know about David Remund

David Remund starts this semester as an assistant professor of public relations in the Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

But you don’t have to wait until school starts to get to know Dr. Remund. We asked him to share 25 interesting facts.

  1. My parents didn’t have the chance to go to college. That’s one reason I’m so passionate about higher education.
  2. Started playing tennis when I was seven.
  3. First job was as a tour guide at the World’s Only Corn Palace in my hometown of Mitchell, S.D.
  4. Proud uncle of 10 nieces and nephews.
  5. My last name is always mispronounced. Just think “Everybody Loves Raymond,” and you’ll have it right.
  6. Have seen Kenny Chesney in concert 11 times.
  7. Been to all but four states: Alaska, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Vermont.
  8. Spent a month in the Philippines, in 2006, thanks to the Rotary Foundation.
  9. Once rang in the new year trapped inside a hotel elevator in London.
  10. If I could be anything other than a professor, I’d be a psychologist.
  11. Have re-read “A Separate Peace” by John Knowles every summer for the past 28 years.
  12. It would be – well, amazing – to be on CBS’ “The Amazing Race.”
  13. One of my great loves is modern dance. Athletic, artistic, and cerebral.
  14. Have a serious weakness for fried chicken.
  15. Been mailing a letter home nearly every week since I left my parents’ house at age 18.
  16. Enjoy collecting quotations. Current favorite: “Freedom of speech isn’t a license to be stupid.”
  17. I alphabetize my spices. Neurotic, I know.
  18. Played tennis on all four Grand Slam surfaces one afternoon in Palm Springs.
  19. Would love to visit Italy. Or Antarctica. Or both.
  20. The Iowa State Fair is a blast. Wish it was year-round.
  21. Been shaving my head for more than a decade. Handy because I swim regularly.
  22. Daydreaming is a favorite hobby. Amazing that I survived 22 years of school.
  23. My SUV is 13 years old. Who said this bachelor is afraid of commitment?
  24. Fascinated by birth order. (For the record, I’m the youngest of six.)
  25. Best compliment I’ve received? “You believed in me.”