Rogelio Sáenz (MS sociology ’84, PhD sociology ’86), arrived in Ames, Iowa from the Rio Grande Valley to attend graduate school at Iowa State University on Saturday, August 15, 1981. An acquaintance on his way back to the University of Iowa dropped Sáenz off at the Memorial Union. Sáenz, with only the clothes on his … Continue reading Sociology alumnus makes big impact in Latino community
Lexi Marek (’17 public service and administration in agriculture, now agriculture and society) is an executive assistant for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. Read more about what she’s been doing since graduation!
Hometown: Fort Dodge, IA Current city: Ankeny, IA ‘05 sociology and environmental studies, ‘07 MS sociology and sustainable agriculture Current position: Program Coordinator for the Office on the Status of Women at the Iowa Department of Human Rights What she does: I serve as the point of contact for the Office on the Status of … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Kristen Corey
No person should have to go hungry. That’s what Lakeisha Perkins (’18 agriculture and society) believes—and she has now dedicated her career to fighting against hunger and poverty. Perkins always knew Iowa State University was the college for her, but when she first arrived on campus, she believed she wanted to be a veterinarian rather … Continue reading One Cyclone’s fight to end hunger
Matthew Fully (’17 sociology and criminal justice), plans to change the world by bringing people together with activism, volunteerism and community-building. Fully came to Iowa State University in 2015 as a transfer student from Des Moines Area Community College and began studying sociology and criminal justice. During his time on campus, he made his mark … Continue reading International community builder: Matthew Fully
Sara Clayton (’06 sociology and communication studies), spends nights knitting – which, according to Clayton, “isn’t just for your grandma!” – while she hangs out with her dog, Odin, and listens to true crime podcasts like My Favorite Murder. While she enjoys a wide variety of activities in her free time, one of her biggest … Continue reading Purls of wisdom: Sara Clayton
The Spring 2018 issue of Link magazine featured James (Jimmy) Kruse (’18 criminal justice and biology), detailing his experience blending criminal justice and biology to prepare for his future career in forensics.
Congratulations to Krisdeena Jansen (’09 sociology and interdisciplinary studies) and Melanie Thwing (’11 political science and criminal justice) for being named 2018 STATEment Makers by the Iowa State University Alumni Association. Read more.
Alabama native Robert Bullard arrived at Iowa State in the mid-1970s knowing two things: One, Iowa State was a great place to follow in the footsteps of his hero, George Washington Carver. (“Even as kids in elementary school during Black History Month,” Bullard says, “everyone knew Carver went to Iowa State University.”) And two, he wanted to carve out a new field of study, starting with an exploration of urban sociology.