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
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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 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.