Each year the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences presents awards to outstanding alumni and friends of the College. The awards include:


2021 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Honors and Awards Recipients

Citation of Merit Kate Henderson, ’97 Biology

Distinguished Service Award Jeff White, ’92 Journalism and Mass Communication

John V. Atanasoff Discovery Award Kenneth Sufka, ’86 Psychology; MS ’88; PhD ’90

Carrie Chapman Catt Public Engagement Award Evelio Otero, Jr., ’82 Political Science and Journalism and Mass Communication

Distinguished Young Alumni Award Jessica Mawes Braithwaite, ’08 Political Science and International Studies


Award recipients are honored at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Honor and Awards Ceremony and the Iowa State University Alumni Association Honors and Awards Ceremony at Homecoming each fall.

Nominations for the 2022 are now open. To submit a nomination, please complete the Award Nomination Form. The nomination deadline for 2022 awards is March 15, 2022. If you have questions, please call 515-294-7740.