Eli & Carey Hernandez



Every week the staff wears Hawkeye gear to support the university and cheer on the Hawks! Collins Community Credit Union is built on the philosophy of ‘People Helping People,’ and the Hawkeye family does just that. What a great place to be!

about the artist

Carey and Eli met in an art history class in the Old Art Building at the University of Iowa. Carey received her BA with honors in Art in 1997, Eli received his BFA in Art from the University of Iowa in 1999. Carey works as an Art Educator at Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, NE and Eli is the Director of Media Design and Production team at Boys Town. They live in Omaha with their four children.


As a tribute to Iowa’s farmers, Carey and Eli spent more than 200 hours covering Herky in corn and soybeans in a mosaic-like pattern. America Needs Farmers, initiated by Hayden Fry in 1985, recognizes the essential role Iowan farmers play in going the extra mile to provide the nation’s food supply.

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