Women whose leadership has made a difference at Iowa State University were honored by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics on the 13th annual Women Impacting ISU calendar.
The 2019 calendar was officially unveiled during a reception recognizing the 12 honorees on Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union. During and after the reception, copies of the calendar were distributed for free.
Students selected for the 2019 calendar are: Ihssan Ait Boucherbil, senior in chemistry; Tia Carter, junior in kinesiology and health; and Zoey Shipley, senior in political science.
Faculty selected are: Connie Hargrave, associate professor in the School of Education; Brenda Jones, university professor of art and visual culture; and Mayly Sanchez, associate professor of physics and astronomy; and Amy Slagell, associate dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Staff chosen for the calendar are: Laura Bestler, program coordinator II with the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching; Carmen Flagge, multicultural liaison officer for the College of Human Sciences; Linda Marticke, intramural sports programmer in the Recreation Services Department; Michelle Roling, senior staff counselor with the Student Counseling Service; and Denise Williams-Klotz, assistant director of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.
The Catt Center sponsors the calendar with funding provided by the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion. Each year, a committee of students, faculty and staff – including past calendar honorees – evaluates the nomination packets and deliberates for four hours over the course of two meetings to select the final honorees.
According to Kristine Perkins, public relations and student programs coordinator for the Catt Center who oversees the project, 70 women were nominated for the 2019 Women Impacting ISU calendar. “Choosing the 12 women honored on the calendar is an incredibly difficult task, and we thank the members of the selection committee for their time and consideration,” she said. “We encourage those who nominated a woman who was not selected for the 2019 calendar to consider submitting a nomination next year.”
The 2019 Women Impacting ISU calendar includes photographs of the women who were chosen by the selection committee based on their achievements in service, teaching, research, administration and various other campus activities.
Visit the Catt Center’s website to see a list of past honorees.