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VISIONS Magazine: The Iowa Girl

Our summer issue of VISIONS magazine had a cover story that was distinctively Iowan -- just like featured alumnus Colette Johnson ('91 accounting). Her company, "That Iowa Girl," delivers products made by the state's small farmers and manufacturers to stores throughout Iowa and the U.S. "I'm very blessed that the community supports me," Johnson told VISIONS editor Carole Gieseke.


Class Notes: Women in Blue

Cheryl Mullenbach (MS '01 interdisciplinary graduate studies) has recently released her fourth book, Women in Blue: 16 Brave Officers, Forensics Experts, Police Chiefs, and More about the history of challenges faced and contributions made by women in law enforcement over the last 150 years. The book was published in May 2016 by Chicago Review Press.

Class Notes

In Memory

Donald H. Jordahl ('58 ag & life sciences ed) died Dec. 15, 2016 in West Des Moines, Iowa. Don was the retired founder, owner, and publisher of Iowa Banking Magazine -- but those of us on campus knew him best as a loyal friend to Iowa State, a generous volunteer, gracious host, and lover of all things ISU -- including Cyclone athletics, Christian Petersen's art, and the ISU Alumni Association. He will be dearly missed.


"Living a Life" Podcast Series

Moses Bomett ('13 international studies, econ, and pol sci) is a man with a foot in two countries a world apart. For our new "Living a Life" podcast series, designed and created to bring ISU stories and practical advice to Cyclones everywhere, we talked to Moses about his efforts to catalyze Iowans to invest in schools in Kenya, the country where he was raised, though his organization "Hopeful Africa."

"Living a Life" podcasts


How are two young Iowa State alumni shaping the presence of Cyclone Nation in the Omaha-Council Bluffs area? In January, we've put the ISUAA Club of Omaha-Council Bluffs and its awesome volunteer leaders Amanda Loomis ('16 economics) and Celia Bravard ('15 food science) in the spotlight.


Alumni Achievement

In December 2016, former Cyclone running back Troy Davis was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. The two-time Heisman Trophy finalist is the only college football player ever to rush for 2,000 or more yards in back-to-back seasons (1995, 1996).

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