Honors and awards

Pollard to lead national AD association

Cyclone athletics director Jamie Pollard has been named president of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics for the 2021-22 academic year. The association named Pollard its Athletics Director of the Year in 2019.

Rosentrater receives ethanol industry excellence award

Kurt Rosentrater, associate professor in agricultural and biosystems engineering, is the 2021 recipient of BBI International's Award of Excellence, which recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the U.S. fuel ethanol industry through their research, technical, advisory or development activities. Over two decades, Rosentrater's research has improved industry use of distillers grains coproducts. Specifically, it improved material handing and storage of distillers grains. Rosentrater also serves as executive director and CEO of the Distillers Grains Technology Council. BBI International produces bioenergy trade publications, including Biomass and Biodiesel magazines.

Kevin Schalinske begins four-year leadership term for international society

Kevin Schalinske, professor in the food science and human nutrition department, begins serving as vice president-elect of the 2021-22 board of directors for the American Society for Nutrition on July 1. This is the first of four consecutive one-year terms as the board's vice president-elect, vice president, president and past president. Schalinske has been a member of the society since 1994 and served in various volunteer leadership positions, most recently as secretary on the board of directors. He also is a faculty member in ISU's interdepartmental graduate programs in toxicology and in molecular, cell and developmental biology. 

Campus recipients of ACAC annual awards

Members of the campus community will receive awards from the Ames Community Arts Council Sunday, June 27, during a 1:30 p.m. celebration on the Stephens Auditorium front lawn. All are welcome. Those being honored include:

  • Jennifer Drinkwater, assistant professor of arts and culture and community arts specialist for ISU Extension and Outreach, will receive the Bill Pelz Arts Advocacy Award for successful efforts to use art as a vehicle for community and economic development and bond diverse local communities.
  • The Student Union Board's M-Shop and performing arts student committees will share the Lemonade-from-Lemons Award for thinking creatively to provide virtual event options and safe live performances for audiences while creating opportunities for local musicians and comedians to perform.
  • Jordan Brooks, director of equity, inclusion and multicultural student success, College of Design, will receive the Art Educator Award (secondary education) for his efforts to merge his degrees in art, counseling and higher education to share inclusive practices. In addition to his DEI work, he uses his artist skills to support others in their creative journeys.

Wintersteen named to Iowa Business Hall of Fame

President Wendy Wintersteen is a 2020 inductee to the Iowa Business Hall of Fame, selected by a committee of the Greater Des Moines Partnership. The hall of fame honors Iowans whose outstanding contributions have helped develop and improve Iowa's business climate. Wintersteen is being honored for her vision and leadership of a university where innovation and entrepreneurship are part of every college's curriculum and students have opportunities to put their ideas into action. Princeton Review ranked Iowa State #11 in the country for entrepreneurial studies out of 300 public and private universities.

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