Honors and awards

Hogben named a fellow of math society

Leslie Hogben, professor of mathematics and associate dean for graduate studies and faculty development in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was among 40 mathematicians around the world selected as a fellow of the American Mathematical Society. The honor recognizes individuals for their outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication and utilization of mathematics.

Reiman Gardens receives continental recognition

At the International Garden Tourism Conference this month, Reiman Gardens received a North American Garden Tourism award, named to the short list of "North America's Top 10 Gardens Worth Traveling For." Award recipients included gardens in Canada, Mexico and the United States that have distinguished themselves in the development and promotion of the garden experience as a tourism attraction "and truly exemplify the beauty and allure of our continent's horticultural treasures."

Military-Affiliated Student Center named a 'Best for Vets'

Iowa State's Military-Affiliated Student Center has been named to the Military Times' "2023 Best for Vets" college rankings, the largest and most comprehensive annual ranking of schools for military service members and veterans. The rankings are developed from a survey the Military Times data team sends to colleges and universities about their programs for veterans, along with public data about colleges and universities obtained from the U.S. departments of Education and Veterans Affairs.

Gansemer-Topf inducted into Iowa Academy of Education

School of Education professor Ann Gansemer-Topf was inducted into the Iowa Academy of Education in October. The academy informs pre-kindergarten to grade 20 policies and practices through educational research. Members are outstanding Iowa scholars from various fields of study related to all facets of education and student learning.

Business faculty named distinguished fellows

Mike Crum, Patricia Daugherty and the late Richard (Dick) Post, professor emeriti in supply chain management, were named to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' inaugural class of distinguished fellows. This is the highest honor a scholar can receive from the 9,000-member council. The new program recognizes academic scholars who have provided exemplary contributions to the field of logistics and supply chain management.

Rodde named distinguished alumnus

James Rodde, Louise Moen Hamilton Professor of Music and director of choral activities in the department of music and theatre, was named a Distinguished Alumnus this fall by Augsburg College, Minneapolis, where Rodde earned a bachelor's degree (1974) in music education. He then completed his M.A. and D.M.A. degrees in choral conducting at the University of Iowa.


Extension collaborative captures national award

The nine-university Growing Together Multi-State Collaborative, of which ISU Extension and Outreach is a founding member, received the 2023 Excellence in Extension Team Award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Cooperative Extension and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. The award recognizes excellence of an extension team in performing the work of extension research, technical assistance and outreach education. Over the last three years, the multi-state collaborative has donated more than 600,000 pounds of fresh produce to 878 food distribution sites serving 375,000 clients.

Engelken named mentor of the year

Dr. Terry Engelken, professor of veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine, received the 2023 Mentor of the Year Award from the American Association of Bovine Practitioners at its annual meeting in Milwaukee in September. The award recognizes members who have dedicated time and expertise to foster the growth, development and success of pre-veterinary or veterinary students.

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