Volunteer Spotlight

Jennifer Cockrum-Wolters

The Iowa Gold Star Military Museum would like to honor our volunteer Jennifer Cockrum-Wolters. Jennifer service began as a student of the American Institute of Business (AIB) about 6 year ago. Jennifer has a degree as a court reporter and types approximately 225 words per minute. After Jennifer’s internship was complete, I asked her to stay and donate her talents to the museum. Jennifer agreed and we have been so fortunate to have her on our team. Jennifer volunteers one Saturday a month and museum special events (Memorial Day, Veterans Day, etc.) filling in wherever needed.

About two years ago Jennifer was contacted by her uncle letting her and her husband Josh know that his grandchildren were in foster care and they were looking for a permanent home for them because the case was headed toward adoption. Jennifer and Josh quickly agreed, as Josh was adopted so he had a special place in his heart for adoption. After meeting the kids Jennifer stated “we had to have them as part of our family.”

On March 3, 2020 Jennifer and Josh officially adopted Jace now 12 and Jeremy now 7. Both boys are excited about the adoption and to be done with foster care. The boys love to wrestle, play basketball, fish and hunt.