Des Moines, IA ’19 sociology, global resource systems Favorite quote: “I raise up my voice-not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard.” ― Malala Yousafzai A cause she’s passionate about: My academic coursework and experience with the Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking has led me to care deeply … Continue reading Student Spotlight: Katie Stringer
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
Jacob Erickson, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology, received the Extra Yard for Teachers honor during the September 15 Iowa State University football game against the Oklahoma Sooners. Erickson was nominated by Iowa State Cyclone football player Jamahl Johnson. Johnson, with the help of Erickson, raised his GPA from a 2.2 to a 3.2. … Continue reading Jacob Erickson receives Extra Yard for Teachers honor
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.
Sha’Kurra Evans (’18 sociology), Iowa State University student, Multicultural Vision Program scholar, McNair Scholar and first-generation college student was a twelve-year-old girl on a playground with her siblings the first time she was called by a racial slur. She remembers going home and telling her father about the incident, and her father sat Evans and … Continue reading Sha’Kurra Evans: Sociology is the world right outside your window
Congratulations to 2018-2019 scholarship recipients. Please join us in recognizing our students at the Alpha Kappa Delta Scholarship Reception. George Henry and Maude Drew Von Tungeln Scholarship: Alfredo Hernandez Center for Creative Justice Criminal Justice Award: Rodney Harris George Freeman Memorial Scholarship: Sonja Lindberg Gerald E. and D. Eileen Klonglan Scholarship: Deborah Burns & Naboth … Continue reading 2018-2019 Department of Sociology Scholarships Awarded
April 20-20, 2018, 4:30-6:00pm | Neil Harl Commons, Curtiss Hall