37 things to do on an ISU football weekend
A new tradition
125th Anniversary Celebration:
A letter from Kristi Kielhorn
Excited about Cy
In this issue:
Letter from Association president Jeff Johnson
Board looks toward the future
Follow the Clones
Sneak peak (return to top)
Are you looking for a way to assist students in their career fields? The Student Alumni Leadership Council offers this opportunity to all alumni: Career Preview Days. It’s a great way for you to give back to your alma mater and to provide a valuable experience
for current ISU students.
Career Previews Days is a job-shadowing program that offers ISU students the opportunity to take an inside look at the day-to-day operations within a specified career field. Students can interact with professionals, learn about current and future trends in the field, ask questions, and tour business facilities. This “hands on” opportunity helps students determine if they are seeking career fields that best suit their interest areas.
Student participants range from freshmen to seniors. Freshmen and sophomores use this opportunity for career exploration. Juniors and seniors want more “hands on” experiences. Career Preview Days take place Nov. 8-24 this year. Students are matched according to the availability of their hosts and are placed within a 60-mile radius of Ames or near the student’s hometown.
- Provide the student with a tour of your place of business
- Explain the mission of your company
- Provide the student with details about your specific job
- Let the student follow you for a half or full day of work
- Allow time for the student to ask you questions
- Provide the student with actual “hands on” experiences
Benefits to hosts:
- Stay connected with Iowa State
- Know that you have enhanced an
ISU student’s experience
- Assist students in becoming better prepared for the “real world”
- Identify potential students for intern- ships and permanent employment positions
If you are interested in being a host for Career Preview Days 2004, please register online at www.isualum.org/connect/careerpreview/ or contact Julie Larson toll-free at 1-877-ISU-ALUM (478-2586).
Greetings, alumni and friends (return to top)
This fall is a flurry of exciting news and activities! I’ve got so much to tell you that I am going to get right to it:
Our temporary home: We completed our move out of the Memorial Union this summer, after being housed there for 75 years. It was a great place for our organization for a long time, but our programs have expanded and so has the campus. So, to accommodate the renovations that will soon take place on the MU and to prepare ourselves for our future, we made this important move. Memorial Union renovations will begin soon, with an expansion of the University Book Store. The book store staff will occupy our old space until their renovations are completed.
We are now snug and settled in our new location: The Fisher-Nickell Building, located in the Richardson Court circle drive, just south of Oak residence hall. Our phone numbers (294-6525, toll-free 877-ISU-ALUM) e-mail (email@example.com), Web address (www.isualum.org), and fax number (515-294-9402), are still the same, and our new address is 214 Richardson Court, Ames, IA 50011-1370. (Log on to www.isualum.org/moving.html for a location map, photos, and history of our new building.) We’d love to have you drop by and see us!
Building a permanent home: Your Alumni Association
will remain in Fisher-Nickell for the next three years as we begin plans to build an alumni center near the Iowa State Center complex. That’s right: A 30-year dream of the Association’s board and staff, in collaboration with the university and the ISU Foundation, is finally becoming a reality. The university received initial approval for the project from the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, at the board’s Aug. 4 meeting. We will keep you posted on the developments and ways you can be a part of this incredibly exciting project.
The race is on: Not that we’re competitive, but we’ve noticed that among Big 12 alumni associations, Texas is #1 in membership. Kansas is second. Iowa State is third. So here’s my challenge to you: If we meet our goal of 50,000 paid members by the end of 2005, we will surpass the Jayhawks. (And wouldn’t that be sweet?) Our membership currently stands at 46,926, so we have our work cut out for us. If every one of you who are annual members will renew your memberships and encourage your friends and family to join, we can reach our goal. If you are not currently a member, what can I say? JOIN TODAY! Maybe you’ll be our 50,000th member! I’m sure we’ll reach our goal because of the loyalty and pride of alumni, students, and friends like you. Join online at www.isualum.org/join or call us toll-free. (What are you waiting for?)
Cause for celebration: On Oct. 8, the Alumni Association will host its 125th Anniversary Gala, and believe me, this will be a night to remember. A culmination of our yearlong anniversary celebration, this black-tie dinner and dance will celebrate the Alumni Association’s history and traditions as well as provide you a glimpse into what promises to be a very exciting future for the organization. For more details or to register for this gala event, please go to www.isualum.org/gala or call us toll-free. Cost to attend is $125 per couple ($65 per individual) for Association members, or $150 per couple ($80 per individual) for non-members.
By the way, the gala will be taking place during Homecoming Weekend 2004, so it will be a great time to be on campus. See the list of activities on page 62 or go to www.isusalc.org/hc04/.
New news: We’re pleased to announce the addition of a new section to the magazine: class notes. When we did our VISIONS readership survey in 2003, 66 percent of you said you were “interested” or “very interested” in seeing class notes included in the magazine. (If you throw in everyone who said they were “somewhat interested,” the total grows to 90 percent.) So, starting with this issue, we’ll be bringing you news about Iowa Staters in each fall and spring edition of VISIONS. Please write to us and let us know what you are doing. There’s a form on page 48 for your convenience, or submit your class note online at www.isualum.org/connect/classnotes/.
See you in KC: The Big 12 basketball tournaments will be closer to home in 2005. Join us in Kansas City March 8-13, and don’t forget to wear your cardinal and gold!
Win $1,500: That’s right. All you have to do is help us develop the winning fan chant for Iowa State that can be used in Hilton, at Jack Trice Stadium,
and at other Iowa State events. For contest information, see the story on page 47 or go to www.isualum.org/chant.
Everything else: I just can’t stress enough how valuable you are to Iowa State and and to the Association. You help us recruit students; you enroll your kids in the Legacy Program; you contact Iowa legislators about the future funding of Iowa State; and you donate generous gifts – of your time, your finances, and your thoughts – to Iowa State. I encourage you to come to campus often! Visit Reiman Gardens, the museums, your college, and the new practice facility. Attend a play at Stephens Auditorium, and support the Cyclone sports teams. It’s going to be an exciting year!
That’s it for now. As always, I remain yours for Iowa State,
President, ISU Alumni Association
Board looks toward the future (return to top)
ISU Alumni Association Board of Directors’ meet-
ings in February and May 2004 focused on planning for the future of the Alumni Association and the university. During those meetings, the board heard presentations from ISU President Gregory Geoffroy, Provost Ben Allen, and ISU Foundation President Dan Saftig. Key topics included:
- University budget planning for FY05
- New university strategic plan for 2005-2010 planning update
- Preliminary planning for the 150th anniversary of the university in 2007-08
- Combining of the Colleges of Education and Family and Consumer Sciences update
- ISU alumni center fundraising update
- New deans for the Colleges of Liberal Arts
and Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, and Engineering updates
- University accreditation update
Additionally, ISU Alumni Association President Jeff Johnson, Board President Stan Thompson, and the board discussed:
- Future temporary and permanent facilities for the Association
- The success of the Alliance for ISU program
- The Association’s membership campaign to reach 50,000 members by the end of 2005
- Renegotiation of the MBNA bank card contract
- The Official University Mace, with funds
provided in part by current and former board members
In February, the board approved the following items:
- The slate of nominees for the 2004 Impact Awards
- The slate of Board of Director nominees, including elected and appointed directors, and the slate of nominees for the Athletic Council
- Current financial statements
- Changes to board policies and procedures, including policies on financial internal controls
In May, the board approved the following items:
- New members of the Board of Directors, as voted on by the Association’s membership
(see list to follow)
- FY05 board officers (see list at right)
- Year-to-date financial statement
- FY05 budgetArticle VI of the bylaws as revised (go to www.isualum.org/about/board/bylaws.html)
- Additional changes to board policies and
The following 2004-05 meeting dates were announced:
- Aug. 13 – Summer Board Meeting and Retreat
- Oct. 8 – Fall Board Meeting
- Feb. 25 – Winter Board Meeting
- May 20-21 – Spring Board Meeting and 72nd Annual Meeting
2004-05 Board of Directors Officers:
Choy Chun Leow, chair
’85 arch, ’88 MAR, Burnsville, Minn.
Stanley J. Thompson, immediate past chair
’82 pol sci, Des Moines, Iowa
James E. Anderson, chair-elect
’93 indust engr, Lake in the Hills, Ill.
Kevin K. Drury, vice chair for finance
’83 ag bus, Urbandale, Iowa
Beverly Fisher Soshea, vice chair of records
’52 dietetics, Edina, Minn.
Warren Madden, treasurer
’61 indust engr, Ames, Iowa
Jeffery W. Johnson, ISUAA president, ex-officio
New members of the ISUAA Board of Directors
Elected directors (July 1, 2004 – June 30, 2009):
’69 farm op, Council Bluffs, Iowa
’77 land arch, Roscoe, Ill.
’77 English, Des Moines, Iowa
Ruby Talley Trice
’87 mgmt, Maryland Heights, Mo.
Appointed voting directors (one-year term, renewable up to three years):
Cathy Curtis, ISU College representative (reappointed)
’79 art educ, ’99 MBA, Ames, Iowa
Christine Hunziker, non-alumnus representative (reappointed)
Attorney, Ames, Iowa
Andrea Rheinhart, Student Alumni Leadership Council representative
ISU senior in mgmt, int. bus. & French
Alumni Association representatives to the ISU Athletic Council:
’75 indust admin/acct, West Des Moines, Iowa
’58 ag educ, West Des Moines, Iowa
Follow the Clones (no matter where you live)
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The ISU Alumni Association’s official Gamewatch Guide for 2004 Cyclone football and 2004-05 men’s and women’s basketball is now online. Go to www.isualum.org/events/
gamewatch.asp to find the location nearest you – from New York to California.
Can’t find a location near you? Establish a gamewatch spot yourself! Call David Orth at
1-877-ISU-ALUM or e-mail david.orth@alumni.
iastate.edu for more information. For Cyclone football and basketball schedules, go to cyclones.ocsn.com.
Outstanding alumni, faculty, staff, and friends will be honored at fall 2004 awards programs (return to top)
Each year, Iowa State University officially salutes its alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends who have distinguished themselves professionally and personally, through the presentation of awards. During Homecoming week each fall, the Alumni Association sponsors an all-university Honors and Awards ceremony that allows each college and the Memorial Union to recognize alumni as well as providing an opportunity for the Association to present many of its own awards: the Alumni Merit Award, Alumni Medal, Outstanding Young Alumnus/Alumna Award, James A. Hopson Volunteer Award, and Impact Award.
In addition to the ceremony that will take place during Homecoming Weekend this year on Friday, Oct. 8, the Alumni Association will present its Award for Superior Service to Alumni for ISU faculty and staff at the University Fall Convocation on Sept. 27. Individuals receiving the Distinguished Achievement Award and the Honorary Alumna/Alumnus Award (the university’s highest awards given through the Alumni Association) will be honored at the University
Distinguished Awards Celebration in the spring. Students receiving the Association’s Wallace E. Barron award will be recognized at the ISU Student Scholars and Leaders Recognition ceremony on April 3.
The following alumni and friends will be recognized at the Honors and Awards ceremony on Oct. 8. Faculty and staff will be honored at the Fall Convocation on Sept. 27.
ISU Alumni Association Awards:
Phyllis J. Lepke**
BS tech jrlm ’69; MS jrlm ’74; PhD higher ed admin ’91
Retired Vice Pres., Public Info. & Legal Affairs, ISU Foundation
Story City, Iowa
Outstanding Young Alumnus/Alumna Award:
Lt. Col. Patrick J. Doherty*
BS aero engr ’87, 335 Fighter Squadron Operations Officer, U.S. Air Force
SJAFB, Goldsboro, N.C.
David G. McDonald**
BS an sci ’87, Sr. Exec. Vice Pres., OSI Industries
David A. Stark**
BBA mgmt ’94
Exec. Vice Pres. & COO, Iowa Health – Des Moines
Alumni Merit Award:
Presented by the ISUAA Club of Chicago
Marvin A. Anderson**
BS agron ’39; MS soil mgmt ’49; PhD ag econ & soil mgmt ’55, Retired ISU Dean, Univ. Extension
James A. Hopson Alumni Volunteer Award:
Jennifer (Byers) Moss**
BS mgmt ’95, Homemaker
St. Peters, Mo.
Steffen W. Schmidt
ISU Professor, Dept. of Political Science
Pete Taylor** (posthumously)
ISU Assoc. Athletic Dir. for External Affairs & Voice of the Cyclones
Iowa State University Award for Superior Service to Alumni:
BS civil engr ’64
ISU Professor and Chair, Dept. of Civil, Const. and Environ. Engr.
College and Memorial Union Awards:
College of Agriculture
Floyd Andre Award
Daryll E. Ray*
BS farm op ’65; PhD ’71 ag econ
Professor / Blasingame Chair of Excellence in Ag. Econ. & Dir. of the Ag. Policy Analysis Center, Univ. of Tennessee
Henry Wallace Award
D. L. “Hank” Harris**
DVM ’67; PhD vet microbio ’70
ISU Professor, Depts. of An. Sci. and
Vet. Diag. & Prod. Animal Med.
College of Business:
Citation of Achievement
Ronald D. Banse*
BS indus admin ’75
Asst. Gen. Auditor / CPA, Union Pacific Corp.
Beth E. Ford
BBA mgmt ’86
Sr. Vice Pres. Global Operations and Info. Tech., Scholastic Inc.
New York, N.Y.
Gerald D. Pint**
BS indus admin ’58
Retired Group Vice Pres.,
Telecom Systems, 3M Corp.
Donald N. Wolfe**
BS English ’74, BS indus admin ’81,
MA English ’83
Partner / CPA, Deloitte & Touche
Los Angeles, Calif.
John DeVries Service Award
Cara K. Heiden
BS indus admin ’78
Div. Pres., Natl. Consumer & Inst. Lending,
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Des Moines, Iowa
College of Design:
Design Achievement Award
Lois E. Bennett**
BA int design ’74
Sr. Expert – Programming & Space Planning, Property Dev. Div. – WPC, GSA Natl. Capital Region, Washington, D.C.
Michelle L. Kaufmann
Mark D. Masteller**
BS land arch ’78
Chief Land. Arch., Iowa Dept. of Trans.
Travis B. Parker*
BS comm & reg plan ’98
Dev. Review Specialist, Office of Planning, Washington, D.C.
College of Education Alumni Achievement Award
Paula J. Frits
MS prof studies in educ ’82
Vice Pres., JPMorgan
Port Byron, Ill.
Outstanding Young Professional Award
Jerlando F. L. Jackson*
PhD educ ldrshp and policy stds ’00
Asst. Professor of Higher and Postsec. Educ., Univ. of Wis.-Madison
Virgil S. Lagomarcino Laureate Award
Charles R. Brown*
PhD prof studies in educ ’83
Asst. Commissioner, Div. of Teacher
Quality & Urban Ed., Dept. of Elem. &
Sec. Educ., Missouri
St. Louis, Mo.
Gail F. McKinzie**
PhD education ’76
Superintendent, Polk County
Public Schools, Bartow, Florida
Debra L. Stuart
PhD prof studies in educ ’83
Vice Chancellor for Admin. and Board Relations, Okla. State Regents for
College of Engineering:
Anson Marston Medal
M.K. Mary Hurd**
BS civil engr ’47
M.K. Hurd – Engineered Publications
Farmington Hills, Mich.
Citation in Engineering
MS indus engr ’77; PhD engr
Sr. Vice Pres. & General Mgr. of Sybase, Inc.
James N. Petersen
PhD chem engr ’79
Vice Provost for Research / Battelle Dist.
Professor Bioprocessing, Chem. Engr. Dept., Wash. State Univ.
Robert C. Tucker, Jr.*
MS metallurgy ’64; PhD ’67
President, The Tucker Group, LLC
Robert E. Walkup**
BS indus engr ’60
Mayor, City of Tucson
College of Family and Consumer Sciences:
Professional Achievement Award
in Family and Consumer Sciences
Karol DeWulf Nickell
BS home ec jrlm ’79
Vice Pres. / Editor in Chief,
Better Homes and Gardens
Mary Ellen Atwood*
BS child dev ’58
Professor Emeritus and Research Professor, College of Ed., The Univ. of Akron
Helen LeBaron Hilton Recognition
Lorene R. Rexwinkel**
BS home ec ed ’69
Middle School Teacher, LeMars Comm. School Dist.
Ruth Van Roekel Carey*
BS home ec ed ’51
Retired community volunteer
Des Moines, Iowa
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences:
Citation of Merit
Stephanie A. Burns
PhD org chem ’82
President / CEO, Dow Corning
Long Vo Nguyen**
PhD comp sci ’75
Founder, Pragmatics, Inc.
BA jlmc ’78
Broadway Producer, Iowa Boy Productions
New York, N.Y.
Distinguished Service Award
Charles T. Manatt**
BS rural sociology ’58
Lawyer / U.S. Ambassador,
Dominican Republic 1992-2000
BS home ec ed ’58
Thomas D. Phelps**
BS govt ’59
Lawyer, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips
Cota de Caza, Calif.
College of Veterinary Medicine:
Stange Award for Meritorius Service
Stephen G. Juelsgaard
DVM ’72; MS vet clinical sci ’75
Exec. Vice Pres., General
Counsel & Sec., Genentech, Inc.
Roger K. Mahr**
Owner, Meadow View Vet. Clinic
St. Charles, Ill.
James K. West**
DVM ’71; MS vet clinical sci ’75
Veterinarian, Westwood Embryo Services
Memorial Union Service Medallion
William “Bill” Bogue**
BS dist stds ’68; MS Ed ’72
Retired Finance Dir., ISU Extension
* Denotes ISU Alumni Association annual member
** Denotes life member
Only ISU degrees are listed
Celebrate the ISU Alumni Association’s 125th anniversary and the outstanding achievements of your fellow Iowa Staters. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2005 awards programs. All alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends of ISU are encouraged to nominate outstanding individuals for these awards. For detailed infor-mation and deadlines for each award, please go to our Web site (www.isualum.org/go/nominate). For more information, or to get forms mailed or faxed to you, call Breck Breitsprecher toll-free at 1-877-ISU-ALUM.