LAS recognizes alumni and friends

Left to right: LAS Dean Beate Schmittmann, Srinivas Aluru, recipient of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences John V. Atanasoff Discovery Award, and Xiaoqiu Huang, professor of computer science.
Left to right: LAS Dean Beate Schmittmann, Srinivas Aluru, recipient of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences John V. Atanasoff Discovery Award, and Xiaoqiu Huang, professor of computer science.

Each year, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, along with Iowa State University, honors alumni who have made a difference in their community, an impact on the world, and a difference in their professions. LAS award recipients were honored during the LAS Honors and Awards Ceremony on October 26, 2017 at the Iowa State University Alumni Association in Ames.

LAS has more than 64,500 living alumni, which grants the college connections to an incredible number of deserving individuals. This year, the following were honored:

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AWARDS

Luis E. de Baca, Political Science – Alumni Merit Award

Josiah A. Dykstra, Interdisciplinary – Outstanding Young Alumni

Nora K. Tobin, Political Science and International Studies – Outstanding Young Alumni 

LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES AWARDS

Srinivas Aluru, Computer Science – John V. Atanasoff Discovery Award

Adam J. Clark, Geological and Atmospheric Sciences – Young Alumnus Award

Christy A. Doornink, Philosophy and Religious Studies – Young Alumna Award 

Thomas Jay Miller, Computer Science – Citation of Merit 

George O. Strawn, Computer Science, Mathematics – Distinguished Service Award

DEPARTMENTAL AWARDS

Dr. Ellyn L. Bartges, History – Department of History Distinguished Alumna Award

Pamela Berneking, English – Department of English Distinguished Alumni Award

William G. Bock, Computer Science – Department of Computer Science Distinguished Alumni Award

Gene and Margaret Chamberlin, Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication – James W. Schwartz Award

Lynette Hornung, Political Science – Department of Political Science Distinguished Alumni Award

Vicki J. Huffman, World Languages and Cultures – Department of World Languages and Cultures Distinguished Alumni Award

Mary Whitaker Lindgren, Political Science – Department of Political Science Distinguished Alumni Award

Terry Riley, Psychology – Department of Psychology Distinguished Alumni Award

Zella Brown Zerger, World Languages and Cultures – Department of World Languages and Cultures Distinguished Alumni Award

View photos from the ceremony.