Monic Behnken receives 2019 The Way Up Recognition Award

Monic Behnken
Monic Behnken. Photo by Mark Looney.

Monic Behnken, associate professor in the Department of Sociology and the director of the leadership studies program, is the 2019 recipient of The Way Up Recognition Award from The Way Up, an organization founded in the early 1980s to develop women leaders in order to enhance higher education in Iowa. Behnken will receive the award during The Way Up Conference, Nov. 7-8 in West Des Moines, Iowa.

“I am humbled beyond belief to be recognized by this amazing organization for doing work that I am incredibly passionate about,” Behnken said. “I believe in lifting as we climb. The Way Up Recognition Award embodies that spirit, so it is truly meaningful to be acknowledged in this way.”

Behnken is grateful to Tera Jordan, associate professor of human development and family studies, for nominating her for this award.

“I admire Tera’s leadership on our campus and for always pushing those around her to do better for others,” Behnken said.