AMES, IOWA — The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences celebrated alumni and friends at its annual Honors and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 27, at the ISU Alumni Center.
The ceremony took place during Iowa State University’s 2016 Homecoming Week, which celebrated ISU pride with the theme “Leave Your LegaCY.”
Three of those recognized were Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication alumni. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences honorees included:
Elizabeth A. Baird (journalism and international studies ’76), Carrie Chapman Catt Public Engagement Award. This honor is given to alumni of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences who have demonstrated outstanding achievement for their work with public entities at local, state, national or international levels. The award recognizes the achievements of Carrie Chapman Catt who was a suffragist, early feminist, political activist and Iowa State alum.
Baird worked 17 years at the Iowa Department of Transportation and retired in 2013. She is actively involved in her community, serving as a board member, volunteer and mentor for several organizations.
Tyler P. Stafford (advertising and speech communications ’11), Young Alumnus Award. This honor is given to alumni of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences who are under 40 years of age and who have excelled in their professions and provided service to their communities.
Stafford is a senior content strategy manager at Omelet, an independent boutique creative agency based in the Los Angeles area.
“One of the reasons Ty received this award, besides being named a “Forbes 30 under 30” people to watch in advertising and marketing, was his ongoing commitment to helping current Greenlee students,” said Greenlee associate professor Jay Newell. “At 9 a.m. following his LAS award, Ty re-joined the Advertising Principles course, where he talked to 250 students about his work in Los Angeles, his Emmy award for the Red Bull “Stratos” space jump project and the second year of his agency’s Super Bowl spots for Pokemon.”
Dean Borg (agricultural journalism ’59), James W. Schwartz Award for Distinguished Service to Journalism and Mass Communication, Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication. Borg was also honored at a ceremony and reception Friday, Oct. 28 at Hamilton Hall attended by Greenlee faculty and staff, advisory council members and his family.
Read about other LAS alumni who were recognized.