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Congratulations to Dr. Cindy Haynes

Each spring, the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated exemplary mentoring of junior faculty.  Dr. Cindy Haynes was nominated by Dr. Grant Thompson and selected as an exemplary mentor for the 2018-19 academic year.


Alum of the Month: Lindsey Smith, Plant Collection Curator at Reiman Gardens (3 days/week) and Wholesale Sales Representative at Bentley Ridge Tree Farm (2 days/week)

Lindsey Smith graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture with an emphasis on Public Gardens in 2013.  Lindsey is from Ankeny, Iowa. Lindsey’s major job responsibilities at Reiman Gardens is cataloging and mapping 4,000 accessioned plants, verifying plant identities, virus testing of the Nationally Accredited Buck Rose Collection, and creating educational programming and interpretation…


Congratulations to Dr. Diana Cochran

Congratulations to Dr. Diana Cochran, recipient of the 2019 Gamma Sigma Delta Extension Award.  The purpose of the award is to recognize an outstanding Gamma Sigma Delta member who helps Iowa State University achieve its mission in Extension.


Turf Club Wins Student Challenge

The Iowa State University Turf Club is back-to-back Student Challenge champions at the recently held Sports Turf Managers Association Annual Meeting in Phoenix.  The ISU team made up of Alex Polnow, Thomas Gould, Marcus O’Brien, and Kylah Crooks won the 4-year division for the second straight year by one point.  There were 32 teams total…


Alum of the Month: Bruce Black, Extension Educator, Horticulture University of Illinois Extension

Bruce Black graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture in May 2013.  Bruce is from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Bruce’s primary responsibilities are to provide research-based educational programs about horticulture and agriculture and natural resources to Carroll, Lee, and Whiteside Counties.  Along with the Horticulture Team, they provide educational programs statewide and train the Master…


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