Alumni, Friends of FSHN Awards

For each of the past eight years, the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) has presented the Alumni Impact Award to as many as three deserving alumni of the department. This year, the award name and nomination process have changed to better clarify the qualities sought in nominees who have made an impact not only on the FSHN department, but on the food science and/or human nutrition fields, as well. Awards will be available for both alumni and non-alumni of the FSHN department.

Emerging Leader Alumni Award: The Emerging Leader Alumni Award serves to recognize alumni of Iowa State University's Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) who earned their FSHN degree within the past 10 years. Strong candidates for this award will have made a mark in their professional field early on in their careers, showing great leadership qualities and the potential to continue making significant impacts.

Nominees will be evaluated based upon their efforts/accomplishments in the following areas:

  • 40% - Distinction in their professional field
  • 20% - Service to ISU's Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • 40% - Community engagement

Distinguished Alumni Award: The Distinguished Alumni Award serves to honor alumni of Iowa State University's Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition who have made outstanding contributions in the food science and/or human nutrition fields over the course of their careers. Eligible nominees must have earned their FSHN degree more than 10 years ago.

Nominees will be evaluated based upon their efforts/accomplishments in the following areas:

  • 80% - Distinction in their professional field
  • 10% - Service to ISU's Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • 10% - Community engagement

Friend of FSHN Award: The Friend of FSHN Award is open to any individual or organization who has made an impact on Iowa State University's Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. Such impacts may include, but are not limited to:

  • Contributing toward current FSHN students' success (i.e. graduate student scholarships or assistantships, travel scholarships, leading/organizing student workshops, offering internships to FSHN students, speaking to FSHN classes about current trends in the industry, providing tours of facilities, etc.)
  • Contributing toward current FSHN faculty success (i.e. Endowed Chair, research and teaching funds, facilities, equipment, etc.)
  • Donating to the department (i.e. facilities, food products, time, money, etc.)

Candidates of this award may or may not be alumni of the FSHN department.

Nominees will be evaluated based upon their efforts/accomplishments in the following areas:

  • 20% - Distinction in their professional field
  • 60% - Service to ISU's Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • 20% - Community engagement

Nomination process

To put forward a nomination for any of the three awards listed above, please submit the following:

  • Nomination form
  • Nominee's curriculum vitae/resume
  • Supporting documents (1 page per submitted document) - these could be letters from colleagues, media articles written about the nominee's success/honors, etc.
  • 100 word summary about nominee that will be read at the award ceremony in the event the nominee is selected for this award

Deadline

All completed nomination packets must be submitted no later than Friday, May 31, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. CST. Completed nomination packets should be emailed to wjsager@iastate.edu.

Award winners will be notified in early summer 2019 and invited to attend the Celebration Banquet to receive their award. The 2019 Celebration Banquet will take place Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center in Ames, during ISU's Homecoming Week. Watch for more details about the Celebration Banquet, as well as other FSHN Homecoming Week activities here.

Previous Alumni Impact Award recipients

2018

Milagros Hojilla-Evangelista
Julie Miller Jones
Barb Struempler

2017

Celeste Clark
Tunyawat Kasemsuwan
Susan Roberts

2016

Andrew McPherson
Linda Snetselaar
Mary Wagner

2015

Charlotte Hayes
Justin Kanthak
Julie Simonson

2014

Barbara Harland
Rodrigo Tarté
Jill Zullo

2013

Jill Moline
Mary Shell
Kris Spence

2012

Linda Fullmer
Lori Roth-Yousey

2011

Nancy Degner
Simin Meydani
Justin Moore