Honors and awards

June 2020

Wintersteen to receive national extension award

President Wendy Wintersteen has been selected to receive the 2020 National Ruby Award from Epsilon Sigma Phi, the national honor society for extension professionals. The award, the honor society's most prestigious recognition, recognizes outstanding thinking, performance and leadership in extension.

Fulton course earns QM certification

Associate teaching professor Katharine Fulton's English 302: Business Communication course was  certified in June in the national Quality Matters program that recognizes excellence in online course design. External reviewers measure a course against eight standards in the certification process. Fulton's course is the first English course at Iowa State to be certified and the fourth course overall. (2020 QM certified courses in higher education).

Seeds video series earns national recognition

The Seed Science Center's six-part video series, "Seeds! The Diversity of Wonder," received a Gold award in the 2020 national Circle of Excellence communications contest sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). It was one of five videos recognized in the "news and research" video category.

Middlebrooks named Iowan of the Week

Kam Middlebrooks, minority business coordinator for ISU Extension and Outreach across the state, was recognized as Iowan of the Week in the U.S. House of Representatives June 5 by Rep. Cindy Axne, Iowa District 3. Middlebrooks serves as president of the Des Moines branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and Axne thanked him for being "a leader who has been on the front lines not only of recent peaceful protests, but also of the day-to-day work of lifting up a community from within." More.