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

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

Cameron Beatty, assistant professor in the College of Education at Florida State University, co-created a higher education podcast, Scholar Tea, with Shawna Patterson-Stephens, director of The Davis Center at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Scholar Tea is a mash-up of humor, tips, scholar interviews and “shines a light on underrepresented folks in the academy.” Beatty was a lecturer for Iowa State’s Leadership Studies Program from 2014-2016 and a graduate teaching assistant in 2013-2014.

Amanda Knief, a Legacy of Heroine scholar from 1997 to 1999, was recently named director of Iowa State University’s Lectures Program. She will start on Aug. 1, replacing longtime director, Pat Miller, who retired on June 27 after 37 years at Iowa State. Knief is a 1999 graduate of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication and a 2006 graduate of Drake University Law School.

Ana Hays McCracken and her husband Ed received the Order of the Knoll Campanile Award from the ISU Foundation during the Distinguished Awards Celebration on April 26. This award is the university’s highest recognition for alumni and friends. Hays McCracken is a 1984 Iowa State graduate in fashion merchandising and attended four out of six Ready to Run Iowa workshops in 2017.

Sarah Moody, a 2017-2018 Maxine M. Burch Legacy of Heroines scholar and a 2018-2019 Carrie Chapman Catt Legacy of Heroines scholar, is finishing up her summer internship in Dublin, Ireland, for Women for Election, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that aims at equalizing the number of men and women in politics. Moody is a junior in political science and international studies and is from Collins, Iowa.

Amy Pilcher, graduate assistant for the Vermeer International Leadership Studies Program from July 2016 to August 2017, started a new job at Wartburg College in June as an assistant professor of business. Previously, she served as an adjunct faculty member for Des Moines Area Community College and as an accounting instructor for Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Pilcher graduated from Iowa State University in May 2017 with a Ph.D. in higher education/higher education administration.

Julie Snyder-Yuly, lecturer in leadership studies, and Sarah Walker, a senior majoring in anthropology and sociology with a certificate in leadership studies, received a $1,500 Dean’s High Impact Award for Undergraduate Research from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for 2018-2019.