The Iowa State University Alumni Association (ISUAA) established this award in 2011 as a way for former ISU students to recognize current or former ISU faculty or staff members who had a significant influence in their lives as students at ISU. Nominees may be anyone who is or was employed by ISU. Nominees need not be Iowa State alumni. Nominators must have attended ISU as a student but need not to have graduated from ISU. Nominations should be submitted based on the impact the ISU faculty or staff member had on the former students’ professional or personal life. This award may be given posthumously. Up to six awards are granted annually. The Faculty-Staff Inspiration Award is funded by earnings from the Nancy and Richard Degner Alumni Association Endowment. For information on how you can help support this and other ISUAA programs, contact the ISU Alumni Association at 515-294-6562 or 1-877-ISU ALUM.
Award recipients will be recognized at the ISU Alumni Association Inspiration Awards & Annual Reception. Recipients will also be recognized in VISIONS magazine, on the ISUAA website, and in ISUAA electronic communications.
Nominate someone for the Faculty-Staff Inspiration Award
(nominations due Dec. 1 annually):
Online nomination form
Current (2017) Recipients:
Please note that faculty and staff were previously recognized with the Award for Superior Service to Alumni and Faculty Citation. View an archived list of these honorees.
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.