Of note: news about center alumni, faculty, staff and students

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

Dianne Bystrom, Catt Center director, and ISU senior Melissa Moy, a Helen Jensen Howe Legacy of Heroines scholar with a major in biology and certificate in leadership studies, are among the 13 faculty, staff and students who have been selected to serve on the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Strategic Plan Steering Committee. The steering committee will help prioritize activities and resources that will support the mission of the college in the next five years by coordinating the work of four sub-committees focused on LAS’s role in general education, supporting the success of the college’s majors, research in the college, and contributions to broader impact and engagement. The strategic planning process should be completed by May 2017.

Amber Manning-Ouellette, a lecturer for the Leadership Studies Program, and Cameron Beatty, a former lecturer for the Leadership Studies Program, published "Examining Synergies in a First-Year Leadership Course" in the University of South Carolina's E-Source for College Transitions newsletter. Manning-Ouellette and Katie Black, junior in industrial engineering with a certificate in leadership studies, presented "Learning Leadership: A Qualitative Study on the Differences of Student Learning in Online Versus Traditional Courses in a Leadership Studies Program" in July at the Association of Leadership Educators conference in Sacramento, California. Manning-Ouellette also co-presented "A WiSE Approach: Examining Data from an Extensive Service Learning Project" with Katie Friesen, graduate assistant for the Leadership Studies Program, at the ALE conference. On Aug. 8-9, Friesen and Manning-Ouellette conducted leadership development sessions with students during the spaceflight operations workshop for the College of Engineering in Howe Hall.

Alissa Mathisen, junior in public relations and public relations intern for the Leadership Studies Program, was awarded a $1,000 Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year. Mathisen is from Savage, Minnesota.

Emily Ramm, a junior in elementary education with a certificate in leadership studies, received the teacher education Maribeth Henney scholarship for the 2016-2017 school year. This scholarship is given based on academic achievement and involvement in numerous and varied activities. She also has been an intern with the Vermeer International Leadership Program since August 2015. Ramm is from Onawa, Iowa.

Julie Snyder-Yuly, a lecturer for the Leadership Studies Program, co-authored an article, "The Need for Social Media Alternatives," which was recently published in Democratic Communiqué. Snyder-Yuly is an online archivist for the Social Media Alternatives Project, which documents and archives social media sites that serve as alternatives to Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and other common sites. She started her involvement with this project at the University of Utah and has continued since joining Iowa State University in August 2016.

Lissandra Villa, an Elverna Christian Legacy of Heroines scholar from 2013 to 2016 and former Archives of Women's Political Communication intern at the Catt Center, started a fall internship at National Public Radio on Sept. 12. She is the election desk intern in NPR's District of Columbia office. Following her May 2017 graduation from Iowa State with bachelor’s degrees in journalism and mass communication and political science, Villa interned at Time magazine over the summer. She is originally from Webster City, Iowa.