Ruth Ellen Church (1933) was a longtime food writer and critic at The Chicago Tribune. Church, who wrote as Mary Meade, was food editor, cooking editor and a columnist for 38 years before retiring in 1974.
Frank Byrnes (1938) worked for more than 60 years in the field of agricultural communication. He served as associate director for the National Project in Agricultural Communications (NPAC), before becoming a field staff member for the Rockefeller Foundation, where he directed communication, training and management efforts at international agricultural centers for 20 years.
Don Muhm (1952) was a reporter for the Marshalltown Times-Republican and farm editor of the Omaha World-Herald before becoming the Des Moines Register’s farm editor in 1960, a position he held for 33 years.
Lauren Soth (1932) wrote for the Des Moines Register for 28 years, 21 of them as editorial page editor. In 1955, Soth won a Pulitzer Prize for an editorial inviting Soviet premier Nikita Khruschev to visit Iowa.
Robert L. Bartley (1959) led The Wall Street Journal’s editorial pages for more than 30 years. Bartley joined the Journal in 1962 and was a staff reporter in Chicago and Philadelphia before joining the editorial page staff in 1964