Honors and awards
Plummer to chair U.S. presidential advisory council
Dr. Paul Plummer, professor of veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine and associate dean of research and graduate studies in the College of Veterinary Medicine, has been appointed chair of the U.S. Presidential Advisory Council on Combatting Antimicrobial Resistant Bacteria. The council provides advice, information and recommendations to the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services regarding programs and policies intended to support or evaluate U.S. government activities related to combating antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Plummer also serves as the executive director of the National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education, based at Iowa State.
Linda DeSchane named inaugural student employee supervisor of the year
The office of student financial aid, in partnership with university human resources, honored an inaugural Student Employee Supervisor of the Year this spring. Selection reflects mentoring, professionalism and leadership provided to hourly student employees. Nearly 30 individuals were nominated, and these supervisors were selected:
- Student Employee Supervisor of the Year: Linda DeSchane, ITS Solution Center, who oversees nearly 40 hourly student employees
- Student Employee Supervisor of the Year finalist: Raquel Espin Palazon, genetics, development and cell biology
DeSchane's nomination will be forwarded for additional consideration at the regional level.
Pollard is a top athletics director
Athletics director Jamie Pollard was named a 2023 Cushman & Wakefield AD of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, one of 28 receiving the award this year. He was cited for his vision for ISU student-athletes' academic and athletic success and passion to implement it. He will be honored by his peers in June at the association's convention.
Yandeau-Nelson receives early career award
Marna Yandeau-Nelson, associate professor in genetics, development and cell biology, received the 2023 M. Rhoades Early Career Award from the the Maize Genetics Cooperation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing research in maize genetics and breeding and developing the next generation of scientists. The award recognizes an individual who has been in a permanent position for eight years or less and has made significant research contributions through genetic studies of maize or related species.
Lawrence-Dill honored with service award
Carolyn Lawrence-Dill, associate dean for for research and discovery in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and professor in genetics, development and cell biology, received the 2023 Maize Genetics Cooperator Award from the the Maize Genetics Cooperation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing research in maize genetics and breeding and developing the next generation of scientists. The award recognizes maize cooperators, active in the maize genetics community for at least 10 years, who have dedicated their careers to service by supporting community resources, organizing collaborative efforts or enabling maize research.
Karriker named association leader
Dr. Locke Karriker, Morrill Professor of veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine and the Dr. Douglas and Ann Gustafson Professor for Teaching Excellence in Veterinary Medicine, has been installed as vice president of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians.
Smalley earns ag education teaching recognition
Agricultural education and studies associate professor Scott Smalley was one of seven recipients of the Golden Owl Award in Iowa. The award, supported by a partnership between Nationwide Insurance, the state Department of Education and the Iowa FFA Foundation, recognizes agricultural educators who devote countless hours and often their own resources to positively impact the lives of their students. Smalley is in the running for the grand prize of $3,000, the Golden Owl trophy and the title "Agricultural Educator of the Year" in Iowa.