Iowa State University boasts some of the most successful and distinguished alumni in the United States. Iowa Staters have gone on to successful careers in a variety of fields and received recognition for a variety of achievements, a sample of which are listed below. If you know of a successful alumnus who should be recognized by Iowa State University with an alumni award, please contact Julie Larson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In politics & government
World presidents, vice presidents, and legislators; political and human rights activists
In business & industry
CEOs, presidents, vice presidents, and other leaders at some of the biggest companies in the world
In media & the arts
Award-winning journalists, authors, and artists
Olympic gold medalists; NBA, NFL, and LPGA professional athletes; collegiate athletics pioneers
In science & engineering
A NASA astronaut; honored scientists; inventors; and scientific experts
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A complete list of the alumni listed in categories above
The Iowa State University Alumni Association is an independent 501(c)3, self-governing organization charged with the mission of engaging the talents and resources of alumni, students, and friends in the life, work, and aspiration of Iowa State University. Our vision is to become the lifetime partner in engaging all alumni, students, and friends with Iowa State University.