Inside Impact

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    25-year reflection

    At the heart of this university community are faculty and staff doing excellent work every day to contribute to an Iowa State student experience that is purposeful, rich with options, inspired -- and fun. We'll profile some of them on this page, organized every few months around a topic or theme.

    With this set, from April 2024, we're recognizing a handful of the 88 loyal faculty and staff who joined Iowa State's 25 Year Club – or eclipsed another of the club's milestones. At the group's April 1 banquet, an additional 44 employees were recognized for 35 years of service and six for 45 years of service to Iowa State. Among all the hurdles they cleared and accomplishments they treasure from 25+ years, Impact inquired about one that was especially meaningful. See what they said.

    Check out the full roster of 2024 honorees and read more of their submitted memories and accomplishments.

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      Lisa Scarbrough

      Sharing the stories of women in agriculture inspires her – and also records courageous examples in our state of the industry's changing landscape.

      Learn more about Lisa Scarbrough
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      Don Boyle

      Four Iowa State degrees completed as an employee and U.S. Navy reservist set a standard for his children, advanced his Navy career and buoyed him through two transplant procedures.

      Learn more about Don Boyle
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    One of a kind

    With this set, from January 2024, we're recognizing five professional staff whose assignments are a bit unique, whose responsibilities are mostly unreplicated -- even on a large, land-grant campus. What they share is their zest for a good challenge and dedication to their units.

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    Peer recognition

    This set, from September 2023, recognizes the 2023 recipients of university awards, the highest recognition Iowa State bestows upon its faculty and staff for their commitment to the land-grant ideals of learning, discovery and outreach. Their peers nominated them for their accomplishments. All 62 recipients are highlighted, with five featured for work that responds to the aspirational goals in Iowa State's 2022-31 strategic plan.

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    Orientation all-stars

    The first set of features, from June 2023, introduces a handful (among the hundreds) of employees who make ISU summer orientation such a valuable experience for our newest Cyclones.

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