Outstanding Young Professional Award

Award Requirements

Application Deadline:
Due 3rd Tuesday in November to CALS

This citation honors College of Agriculture and Life Sciences early- or mid-career alumni who have distinguished themselves through significant advancement and achievement in their discipline, field or area of expertise. This award is given to individuals who have graduated within the last 15 years. Selection is made by the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

This award was established in 2010 and is presented annually during Iowa State University’s Homecoming Weekend. Nominations are due the third Tuesday in November to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Use the online submissions portal under Nominating Instructions and Form. Contact Paige Zhorne (pezhorne@iastate.edu) with questions. 

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Past Recipients

  • 2023 - Bradley (BJ) Brugman - Distynct
  • 2022 - Amanda (Taylor) De Jong - Pivot Bio
  • 2020 - Colin Hurd
  • 2014 - Laurie Hueneke Martens
  • 2013 - Sarah Low
  • 2012 - Gretchen Cline
  • 2011 - Charles E. Stewart
  • 2010 - Andrea Falk Sellers