Alumni News – Fall 2017
CALS ALUMNI, FRIENDS HONORED BY COLLEGES, 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.
Floyd Andre Award:
Todd B. Hall (’82 animal science), executive v ice president, Cargill
George Washington Carver Distinguished Service Award:
Gerald E. Klonglan (’58 rural sociology, ’62 MS, ’63 PhD), emeritus professor, Iowa State University Department of Sociology; retired associate dean for national programs, Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; retired assistant director, Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station.
Henry A. Wallace Award:
Catherine E. Woteki, professor, Iowa State University Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition; former chief scientist and undersecretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture; former CALS dean.
Outstanding Young Professional Award:
Dawn E. Refsell (’01 agronomy, ’03 MS crop production and physiology), manager, Midwest field development, Valent U.S.A.
Alumni Association Awards
James A. Hopson Alumni Volunteer Service Award:
Kyle S. Flander (’03 industrial technology), process improvement engineer, Entrematic/Amarr
Claire E. Masker (’05 animal science, agricultural and life sciences education, ’08 MS agricultural and life sciences education), director of public relations, National Pork Board
KERNS PRESENTS DEAL LECTURE
Joe Kerns (’86 agricultural business), risk management consultant and president of Kerns and Associates in Ames, Iowa, presented the 2017 William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture, Oct. 5 at Iowa State. Kerns’ presentation, “Suddenly, suddenly, then all of the sudden: A tale of resiliency, entrepreneurship and the value of mentors,” is available online.
FREESE NAMED AMONG TOP WOMEN IN MEDIA
Betsy Freese (’84 agricultural journalism), executive editor for Meredith Agrimedia’s Living the Country Life and Successful Farming, was named to the 2017 class of Top Women in Media by Folio, an organization providing magazine publishing professionals with news, insights and best practices. Freese also was awarded the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Honored Professional Award at the 2017 Agriculture Media Summit.
CALS ALUMNI EARN TOP NATIONAL HONORS
- Greg Nickerson (’81 ag journalism), chief executive officer of Bader Rutter, National Agri-Marketing Association Marketer of the Year Award
- Paul Queck (‘70 animal science), freelance writer and photographer and former editor for Farm Progress publications, American Agricultural Editors’ Association Lifetime Achievement Award
- Kelly Schwalbe (’82 ag journalism), partner and public relations director for Sage, National Agri-Marketing Association Professional Development Award
- Charles Sukup (’76 ag engineering, ’82 MS), president of Sukup Manufacturing Company, Tau Beta Pi Distinguished Alumni Award