Of note: news about center faculty, students and alumni

CATEGORIES: September 2017, Voices

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

Jennifer Dreibelbis, Catt Center intern and Legacy of Heroines scholar for the 1996-1997 academic year, recently accepted a position as the grants and database administrator at the Nebraska Arts Council. She previously worked at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, where she managed the community services block grant. Dreibelbis has more than 20 years of experience working in public and nonprofit agencies. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from Iowa State University and a Master of Public Administration focusing on nonprofit management from the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

Katie Freisen, Ph.D. candidate in education with an emphasis in higher education and leadership studies teaching assistant, conducted leadership development sessions for students on Aug. 7 and 9 with leadership studies lecturer Amber Manning-Ouellette during the spaceflight operations workshop for the College of Engineering in Howe Hall.

Amber Manning-Ouellette, lecturer in leadership studies, presented “Finding and Sustaining Your Voice” at the 2017 Midwest Women Chemists Retreat on Aug. 6 in Newton, Iowa. More than 40 graduate-level women from the University of Minnesota, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Iowa State University attended the retreat.

Hunter Martin, the public relations and events planning intern for the Catt Center for the 2016-2017 academic year, is currently serving as the online communications assistant for the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at American University in Washington, D.C., where she studies global media. Martin is from Ceresco, Nebraska, and graduated from Iowa State in May 2017 with degrees in public relations and women’s studies and a minor in psychology.