Honors and awards
Madison recognized for service to regional compact
Olivia Madison, professor emerita and dean emerita of library services, was honored this month for her service to the Midwestern Higher Education Compact, one of four regional compacts in the country that develop and support best practices, collaborative efforts and cost-sharing opportunities to ensure strong, equitable education opportunities and outcomes. Madison has served the MHEC since 2011, including committee membership and as treasurer, vice chair and 2019-20 chair.
Wintersteen honored with Food Systems Leadership Award
Pappajohn Center is a finalist for venture award
The Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship was one of five finalists for the Outstanding Contributions to Venture Creation award from the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers, the worldwide academic association of entrepreneurship educators. The award, one of nine the consortium sponsors, recognizes centers that creatively support the process of launching and accelerating university-affiliated startups through competitions, incubators, accelerators or other programs.
Olson named president of regional association
Chad Olson, associate director of student financial aid, started his one-year term this month as president of the Midwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. The association includes financial aid administrators from nine states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Six receive alumni association's Faculty-Staff Inspiration Award
Six ISU faculty and staff members selected for the ISU Alumni Association's 2020 Faculty-Staff Inspiration Award were recognized during a virtual celebration this fall: Mark Bryden, professor of mechanical engineering; Thelma Harding, recruitment and retention coordinator and director of the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement program in the Graduate College; Pol Herrmann, Bob and Kay Smith Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Ivy College of Business, Steven Hoff, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering; Brenda Thorbs-Weber, academic advisor and director of multicultural student success in the Ivy College of Business; and Jeremy Withers, associate professor of English. The award gives former ISU students a way to recognize current or former faculty or staff members who had a significant influence in their lives as students at ISU.