The Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State University has named Rick Phillips the recipient of its 2020 James W. Schwartz Award. The annual award recognizes distinguished service to journalism and communication and is the highest honor conferred by the school.
Shannon Latham (’93 agricultural journalism, public service & administration in agriculture) is the recipient of the 2020 Greenlee Professional Achievement Award, and Kacey Birchmier (’11 journalism) is the recipient of the 2020 Greenlee Young Alumni Award.
Our workplaces are the best and safest places for individuals to experience civil discussions in today’s political environment, according to keynote speaker Leslie Gaines-Ross, Chief Reputation Strategist at Weber Shandwick. See more ideas for promoting civility and civil discourse in the 2019 Greenlee Summit report-out.
Kim Guthrie (’84 journalism), president of Cox Media Group, has been named the recipient of the 2019 James W. Schwartz Award. The annual award recognizes distinguished service to journalism and communication and is the highest honor conferred by Iowa State University’s Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication.
Giles Fowler, who taught at the Greenlee School from 1982-2002, died Nov. 3. A funeral will be held Saturday, Jan. 5 at 2 p.m. in Ames. It will be followed by a reception with refreshments at the church. There will also be a drinks and appetizer gathering the night before. See obituary for more details.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Iowa State University Alumni Association presented awards to Dave Kurns, the late Henry Ong, Art Slusark and Dan Winters during Homecoming Week. Bill Tubbs received Greenlee’s Schwartz Award and Jen Sorenson was recognized by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
ISU alumni Doug and Karen Jeske were presented with the 2018 Order of the Knoll Emerging Philanthropist Award. Doug holds a degree in agricultural journalism and is a member of the Greenlee School Advisory Council.
Joel Geske, associate professor in advertising, is the first recipient of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication’s Allen Essman Faculty Fellowship made possible by Iowa State alumna, Denise Essman (marketing, 1973). The inaugural Faculty Fellowship rewards an advertising professor who has demonstrated excellence in their profession.
Kim Guthrie, President of Cox Media Group and Iowa State University alumna in journalism, will present the Greenlee School’s 2018 Futures Forum, “From the Iowa Cornfield to the New York Boardroom,” Oct. 4. The lecture will begin at 4 p.m. in the Memorial Union Campanile Room. Refreshments will be available at 3:30 p.m.
Sara Wyant, president and founder of Agri-Pulse Communications Inc., the nation’s largest communications firm focused on agricultural and rural policy issues, will present the 2018 William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture Oct. 2 at Iowa State University. Wyant earned a degree in journalism and mass communications from Iowa State in 1980.