Debra Solberg Gibson’s (1981) career at Iowa State began in 1982 after a stint as editor of Farm Review, the Spencer Daily Reporter’s monthly agribusiness publication based in Spencer, Iowa. She first joined the ISU Alumni Association as an information specialist, serving as the principal writer and editor for the department as well as the alumni editor of The … Continue reading 2021: Debra Solberg Gibson
Iowa State University’s Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication has named the 2022 recipients of two alumni awards. Ron Schara (’66 journalism) is the recipient of the 2022 Greenlee Professional Achievement Award, and Kelly Howard (’08 journalism and mass communication) is the recipient of the 2022 Greenlee Young Alumni Award.
The recipient of the 2022 Greenlee Young Alumni Award is Kelly Howard. This award recognizes a Greenlee School graduate under 40 years of age or with fewer than 15 years of professional experience who has demonstrated excellence within their field.
Ron Schara is the recipient of the 2022 Greenlee Professional Achievement Award, which recognizes a Greenlee School graduate who has demonstrated leadership, impact and achievement in advertising, journalism and mass communication and/or public relations. Schara’s story proves dreams do come true. After graduation from Iowa State, Schara’s first job was with the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks … Continue reading 2022: Ron Schara
Adam Kuban (’05, M.S. ’07) joined the faculty in the Department of Journalism at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, in 2011, and became an associate professor in 2017. He holds a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Utah. Kuban’s scholarship includes both traditional research and award-winning creative work, with a focus on journalism … Continue reading 2021: Adam Kuban
Al Henkel (’82) has over 40 years of experience in the broadcast news industry. He joined NBC News in 1990 and is currently a senior coordinating producer whose duties include story coordination, generation and production for all NBC News programs and platforms. He is also the primary, company-wide trainer for field producers. Prior to his … Continue reading 2021: Al Henkel
Kathie Obradovich is editor-in-chief for Iowa Capital Dispatch, part of a national not-for-profit news organization. She leads an experienced staff covering state news and politics and writes a weekly column. Since the Iowa site launched in January 2020, more than a dozen Iowa newspapers and news sites have begun regularly publishing Iowa Capital Dispatch content.
Steve Walker graduated from Iowa State in 1984, launching his career as a broadcast journalist, television host and news producer. He has been a TV news anchor and reporter in San Diego, Seattle, Omaha as well as on national cable television based in New York.