Iowa 'STATEment Makers' is an honor that recognizes the early personal and professional accomplishments and contributions to society of Iowa State University's young alumni (graduates 32 years of age and under). Nominations are sought annually for 'STATEment Makers' who have made differences in their own lives, the lives of others, their communities, and/or their professions through ambitious efforts that reflect the scholarly, entrepreneurial, or service-oriented spirit of an Iowa State University education.
Examples may include:
- the creation of a grassroots organization to respond to a community problem
- the birth of a thriving small business
- the fulfillment of a lifelong dream
Nominations will be accepted in five categories:
Research grants/findings/projects, dissertations, graduate endeavors, etc.
- Career Achievement
Business success, service, outstanding recognitions, rising stars, attainment of professional designations, etc.
- Personal Achievement
Overcoming odds, physical/athletic and personal accomplishments, etc.
- Entrepreneurial Spirit
Start-up business(es), innovative ideas, ingenuity, ambition, etc.
Volunteerism, philanthropy, ISU involvement, service to those less fortunate, national and international service, etc.
Nominations for the 2013 honors will be accepted until Dec. 1, 2012.
Nominators are asked to select the nomination category that best fits the nominee's accomplishments and to provide a brief description (200 words or less) of why this individual is making a statement. Once nominations are received, nominees will be notified and asked to provide additional information for selection purposes. Up to 32 individuals aged 32 & under may be selected annually for this recognition.