’16 Kinesiology & Health
Markus Flynn was ISU’s 2015-2016 president of the Black Student Alliance, a growing organization that thrived under his leadership. During Markus’ tenure as president, BSA increased membership by 80 percent, the organization’s executive board was significantly restructured, and event frequency and participation rose steadily. BSA received ISU’s Martin Luther King Jr. Advancing Your Community Award and the Outstanding Commitment to Diversity Award in 2016.
Markus has been a committed leader not only of BSA, but for a number of organizations on campus – the Men of Color Collective, ISU Student Government, the Thomas L. Hill Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity, the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity, and the College of Human Sciences’ senior mentor program. He works as a student assistant in the office of the Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion after previous positions with the Office of Pre Collegiate Programs for Talented and Gifted and the ISU Department of Residence’s summer conference staff.
A McNair Scholar who has completed three undergraduate health research projects, Markus is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. He was recognized in 2016 with the ISU Division of Student Affairs Unsung Hero Award, the Division of Student Affairs’ Outstanding Student Leader Award, and the Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity’s Brenda Jones Change Agent Award.
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