Honors and awards

January 2019

University relations staff earn CASE gold awards

Staff in the office of university relations earned two gold awards in the 2019 Region VI competition sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Videographer Dave Olson was recognized for Iowa State graduate helps build a fitness community for women in the general information video (long video) category. Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff earned a gold in the internal audience digital publication category.

Burt named emerging scholar by higher ed publication

Brian Burt, assistant professor of education, was named a 2019 Emerging Scholar by Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine. Burt, who researches institutional policies and practices that influence students' educational and workforce pathways, is one of 15 scholars recognized as representing "the very best of the U.S. academy" from among hundreds of nominees all working toward a more equitable and just society.

Stewart receives Ames Humanitarian Award

Vice president for diversity and inclusion Reg Stewart received the 2019 Ames Humanitarian Award, sponsored by the city's Human Relations Commission. Each year, the award recognizes an Ames resident whose contributions to our community demonstrate extraordinary quality, especially in efforts to promote -- and engage others in promoting --diversity, inclusion and equity. Stewart was honored during the citywide celebration of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 21.

Martin receives ag education honor

Robert Martin, professor of agricultural education and studies, was presented one of seven Iowa Nationwide Golden Owl Awards presented by Nationwide and the Iowa FFA Foundation. The award honors the contributions of agriculture teachers and the importance of agricultural education for future industry leaders. 

Sponseller receives Bailey Research Career Development Award

Brett Sponseller, associate professor of veterinary microbiology and preventive medicine, received a 2019 Bailey Research Career Development Award, an internal Iowa State grant designed to give faculty time for high-risk, high-impact research in emerging areas with practical applications. Sponseller will receive $50,000 per year for three years to assist his research in new ways to prevent clostridium difficile, a bacterial disease that kills about 15,000 Americans per year.