Of note: news about center faculty, staff and students

The Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics is pleased to recognize the accomplishments and activities of its faculty, staff, students and supporters:

Clint Stephens and Cameron Beatty, lecturers in leadership studies for the Catt Center, co-authored an article, "Leading and Thriving: How Leadership Education Can Improve First-Year Student Success,” which has been accepted for publication in the Journal for Leadership Education. Stephens also presented “Learning Leadership Online: Ways to Teach Leadership in Online Classrooms” at the national 2014 Leadership Educators Institute on Dec. 11-13 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Lissa Villa, a senior in journalism and mass communication and political science, an Elverna Christian Legacy of Heroines scholar, and the Archives of Women’s Political Communication intern at the Catt Center, received the Hugh S. Sidey Scholarship in Print Journalism. Each year, this award is presented to an undergraduate student who exhibits extraordinary understanding of the responsibilities of reporting on the presidency. As a part of the award, Villa visited the nation’s capital on Nov. 15-20, 2014. The Sidey scholarship is awarded by the White House Historical Association to a Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication student at Iowa State University. It honors Sidey, a native Iowan who made a name for himself while covering the White House for more than 30 years.

Andrea (Jansa) Woodard, who serves on the Ready to Run® Iowa: Campaign Training for Women advisory board, has accepted a position as the public policy manager for the Greater Des Moines Partnership.