Even before earning his undergraduate degree, Joe Webb has earned a reputation as an exceptional researcher. He serves on campus as neuroscience lab assistant, a research assistant in food science and human nutrition, and a lab assistant in biomechanics. He has also performed research in the College of Veterinary Medicine, was awarded a national Mayo Clinic Research Fellowship to study obesity, and has been afforded the opportunity to present internationally at the Alzheimers Association Conference.
As president of Acacia Fraternity, vice president of scholarship for ISU’s Interfraternity Council, and founder of the Greek honor society Gamma Sigma Alpha, Joe has excelled in leadership development and philanthropy. He has twice received Acacia Fraternity’s Duncan McPherson Award. He has been inducted into multiple honor societies and has been named a College of Human Sciences Student Sensation, as well as a Coca-Cola National Scholar.
Joe has also been involved on campus with the College of Human Sciences Dean’s Advisory Board and Computer Allocation Committee, ISU President’s Leadership Class, and Alternative Breaks. He is active as a community volunteer with the Food at First pantry, Youth and Shelter Services, MLK Day of Service, ACCESS women’s shelter, and Special Olympics. He created the volunteer program “Champions are Readers,” aimed at introducing elementary school students to science.
He is a four-year Student Alumni Association member.
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