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.
Paul Kix (’03 journalism) stumbled on the topic of his first book, The Saboteur, in the most unlikely of places: the New York Times obituaries. The Saboteur was published in December and, coming full circle, received high praise from the Feb. 4 New York Times Book Review.
The United Nations World Tourism Organization received 2,400 entries in its competition to find an ambassador to travel the world in celebration of its “International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.” But in the end, Minnesotan Katie Diederichs was the perfect choice. Diederichs (’10 journalism & design) and her husband, Ben Zweber (’12 indus engr & MBA), quit their jobs four years ago to start the website “Two Wandering Soles.”
Hurricane season has brought a flood of emotion to Americans from the southern U.S., including Cyclones across Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean. For poets like Eloísa Pérez-Lozano (’11 psychology, MS ’11 journalism) of League City, Texas, that flood of emotions was best released through poetry.