Kelsey Kremer (’13 journalism) and Maia Zewert (’15 journalism) have been named 2018 Iowa STATEment Makers by the the Iowa State University Alumni Association. Read more about them and the other 19 alumni who’ve been honored this year.
Growing up on a family farm near Humboldt, Iowa, Elaine Edwards always had an affinity for agriculture. When she first came to Iowa State University in 1975, she leaned on that passion while working toward a degree in agricultural journalism. After graduating in 1979, Edwards went on to work at the ISU Extension Communication office … Continue reading Elaine Edwards ’79
Falling in love with journalism was not what Tara Deering-Hansen had in mind when she started college. In fact, her first semester at Iowa State was spent as an agricultural engineering student. Deering-Hansen says she was weeded out after the first semester. Switching gears, she began her journey toward a career in journalism with an … Continue reading Tara Deering-Hansen ’99
It’s Chris Peters’ job to know goons. And grinders. And floppers. And iron crosses. Peters, an ’06 Greenlee grad, has lit the lamp on his career as a professional hockey writer. Now 31, Peters works for CBS Sports while living in North Liberty, Iowa, with his wife, Ashlie and their son. Peters’ race for the … Continue reading Chris Peters ’06
Eric Abbott caught the journalism bug at age 5, when he licked envelope stamps and worked with a dog columnist at a newspaper in Osceola, Iowa, where his father was an editor. Fast forward 60-plus years, and Abbott boasts a plumb-full resume, chock-full of 41 years teaching experience, research trips to dozens of countries, numerous … Continue reading So Long, Professor Abbott
John B. Anderson enjoyed his daily morning routine while running the Britt News Tribune 60 years ago: He arrived at the office at 8 a.m. and culled the mail for letters from rural correspondents, about a half dozen stringers who sent in weekly letters full of news about their communities. “That helped fill up the … Continue reading Reporting on the Local Front
Who wouldn’t love courtside tickets for their favorite college basketball team? Beth Haag’s passion for sports has led not only to a career reporting those sports, but also swell seats for Cyclone basketball. And recently, Haag, a lecturer since 2005, shared her passion for all things athletics via a new undergraduate course she created for … Continue reading New Course Prepares Students for Careers in Sports Communication
The Coke can sat in the middle of the desk, oddly out of place on the otherwise organized platform. Her legs crossed, Greenlee Lecturer Lisa Munger Oakes sat near the edge of her seat, excitement clearly reflected in her eyes. She was ready to dish details on her newest Greenlee endeavor: leading the journalism learning … Continue reading Learning Community Prepares Fresh Reporters