Honors and awards

May 2019

Patience named a Master of Pork

John Patience, professor of animal science, was named a 2019 Master of the Pork Industry by National Hog Farmer magazine. Patience, whose research focuses on swine nutrition, also works with pork producers as an expert in the Iowa Pork Industry Center.

Institute honors learning communities contributors

Awards for extraordinary contributions to Iowa State learning communities were presented at the 21st Annual Learning Communities Institute on May 13.

  • Corly Brooke Learning Community Advocate Award: Howard Tyler, assistant dean for student services, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 
  • Outstanding Innovations Award: Shannon Grundmeier, academic adviser, Ivy College of Business
  • Outstanding Innovations Award: Kathy Weaver, academic adviser, Ivy College of Business
  • Learning Community Champion Award: Jenny Aune, senior lecturer, English department
  • Learning Community Collaborator Award: Global Resource Systems learning community
  • Learning Community Collaborator Award: Kent Kerby, assistant dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Learning Community Partner Award: Student Financial Aid office
  • Early Achievement in Learning Community Coordination: Janessa Boley, coordinator, chemical engineering learning communities (first-year, transfer and upper division)
  • Early Achievement in Learning Community Coordination: Nate Dobbels, co-coordinator, agricultural education and studies learning community
  • Brooke and Gruenewald Learning Community Exemplary Service Award: Jane Jacobson, director of stuent enrollment, advising and career services, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Faculty mentors honored for 'above and beyond' effort

Nineteen faculty were honored May 2 for their service as mentors in a provost office program that dates to the late 1990s. Since 2014, the Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award has recognized faculty mentors who go above and beyond the formal expectations of the program. Winners are nominated by their "mentees" for the positive impact they have made in their lives and careers. The 2019 exemplary faculty mentors are:

  • Monic Behnken, sociology
  • Clifford Bergman, mathematics
  • Barbara Blakely, English, ISUComm foundation courses
  • Ginka Borisova, finance
  • Haozhe Chen, supply chain and information systems
  • Denise Crawford, School of Education
  • Samantha Cross, marketing
  • Cynthia Haynes, horticulture
  • Russell Laczniak, marketing
  • Sara Marcketti, Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, apparel, events and hospitality management
  • Maura McGrail, genetics, development and cell biology
  • Ellen McKinney, apparel, events and hospitality management
  • Frank Montabon, supply chain and information systems
  • James Noxon, veterinary clinical sciences
  • Reuben Peters, biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology
  • Sridhar Ramaswami, marketing
  • Mark Rectanus, world languages and cultures
  • Charles Richards, art and visual culture
  • Stephen Vardeman, statistics and industrial and manufacturing systems engineering

Sashital named teacher-scholar

Dipali Sashital, assistant professor of biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology, has been selected a 2019 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar in the chemical sciences by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. Recipients are within the first five years of their academic careers, have created an outstanding independent body of scholarship and are committed to education. Each of this year's 13 recipients receives an unrestricted research grant of $100,000.