Honors and awards

Kristen Constant elected a society fellow

Kristen Constant, Morrill Professor and chair of the department of materials science and engineering, has been elected a 2017 fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education in recognition of "outstanding contributions to engineering or engineering technology education." Fellows are elected by the society's board of directors.

Hamilton wins pacesetter award

Mike Hamilton, who retired in April from facilities planning and management's computer support services unit, was selected as a 2017 Pacesetter by APPA, previously known as the Association of Physical Plant Administrators. The organization promotes professional leadership in educational facilities. Recipients of the Pacesetter award have made significant contributions to the association through leadership roles in local chapters, regions and APPA international.

Anderson receives social psychology honor

Craig Anderson, Distinguished Professor of psychology, received the 2017 Kurt Lewin Award for his work on aggression and media violence. The award, presented by The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, is named for the late Kurt Lewin, a pioneer in the science of group dynamics. Anderson and former ISU professor Brad Bushman were recognized at the society's conference in June. The award honors outstanding contributions to the development and integration of psychological research and social action.

Jolly named to hall of fame

Dean of Human Sciences Laura Jolly was inducted with the third class into the School of Education's hall of fame at the University of Mississippi. Jolly's bachelor's degree is from the university.

Marcketti receives asssociation award

Sara Marcketti, professor in the apparel, events and hospitiality management department, has received the 2017 Elva Davies Research Award from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Iowa affiliate, for contributions to the discipline's information base.

Patience receives Swisher Award

John Patience, professor in animal science, received the John B. Swisher Annual Leadership Award at the JBS United reception at the World Pork Expo on June 7. The award is presented to an individual who exemplifies extraordinary leadership qualities and who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the swine industry.

Sato named speaker of the year

Yuko Sato, assistant professor of veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine, was named a 2017 Speaker of the Year by North American Veterinary Conference attendees. Sato was one of five 2017 NAVC Speakers of the Year award, and the only one recognized in the the exotics section. More than 350 nationally renowned veterinary speakers spoke at the annual Orlando conference representing more than 1,200 different sessions. 

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