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.
The late Giles Fowler, associate professor emeritus of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, has been posthumously named a recipient of 2021 Faculty/Staff Inspiration Award by the Iowa State University Alumni Association. Fowler and the other awardees will be recognized Friday, June 4, during a virtual ceremony. Registration closes at noon on June 3.
Madison Tuttle (’18 public relations), a public affairs specialist at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and Karla Walsh (‘10 journalism and kinesiology), a freelance journalist who writes about topics including food, health, fitness and the restaurant industry for national and local media, have been named 2021 Iowa STATEment Makers by the Iowa State University Alumni Association.
Kelly Howard (’08 journalism and mass communication) is the recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from the Iowa State University Alumni Association. Howard was recognized at the 89th Annual Honors and Awards Ceremony, April 7, 2021, which recognized 2020 awardees. See a recording of the virtual ceremony.
Richard R. Phillips (’78 journalism and mass communication) is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Iowa State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He was recognized April 7, 2021, at the Iowa State University Alumni Association’s 89th Annual Honors and Awards Ceremony, which recognized 2020 honorees. See a recording of the virtual ceremony.
Al Henkel (’82 journalism) is the recipient of the 2021 Greenlee Professional Achievement Award, and Adam Kuban (’07 M.S. journalism, ’05 journalism and meteorology) is the recipient of the 2021 Greenlee Young Alumni Award.
A Greenlee master’s program alumnus took talents back to a place he knew better than any other: home. Since leaving Iowa State, Dr. Etse Sikanku has invested his wealth of knowledge to challenge the systematic barriers of research in Ghana.