Alumni News

CALS Alumni Honored by College, Alumni Association

CALS graduates were honored by Iowa State for service to the college and agricultural and life sciences industries during Homecoming events in October. Read more about the awardees.

  • Harold Hodson, Jr. (’61 animal science, ’65 PhD), CALS Floyd Andre Award.
  • Don Koo Lee (’75 MS forestry, ’78 PhD), CALS George Washington Carver Distinguished Service Award.
  • James P. Tobin (’78 agricultural and life sciences education), CALS Henry A. Wallace Award.
  • Lisa Wasko DeVetter (’07 biology, horticulture, ’10 MS horticulture, agronomy, soil science), CALS Outstanding Young Professional Award.
  • James L. Patton (’66 ag and life sciences education, ’71 MS), ISU Alumni Association Alumni Medal.
  • Robert D. Bullard (’76 PhD sociology), ISU Alumni Association Alumni Merit Award.

Lyons Receive Master Breeder Award

Lyon Jerseys, owned and operated by Joe Lyon (’51 dairy science) and Eric Lyon (’76 dairy science), was honored with the 2015 Master Breeder Award from the American Jersey Association. The dairy is located near Toledo, Iowa.

Gaiser Leads School of Environment, Arts and Society

Evelyn Gaiser (MS ‘91 animal ecology) has been appointed associate dean in Florida International
University’s College of Arts and Sciences, and executive director of the School of Environment, Arts and Society. Gaiser is an internationally recognized scholar in wetland and aquatic ecology, and specializes in algal community structure in lakes and wetlands.

Iowa Pork Producers Association Names New Director

Pat McGonegle (’83 animal science), has been named chief executive officer of the Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA). McGonegle came to IPPA from the National Pork Producers Council, and began his duties October 1.

Fredericks New President of Iowa Soybean Association

Wayne Fredericks (’73 animal science), a farmer from Osage, is the new president of the Iowa Soybean Association board of directors. Fredericks was also elected to represent Iowa on the board for the American Soybean Association.

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