Carrie Chapman Catt Public Engagement Award

Awarded to alumni of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences who have demonstrated outstanding achievement for their work with public entities at local, state, national or international levels.

The award recognizes the achievements of Carrie Chapman Catt who was a suffragist, early feminist, political activist and Iowa State alum. She was president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association and led the fight for ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. She also encouraged the formation of the League of Women Voters, a non-partisan educational group.

Year Recipient Name ISU Degree(s) and Graduation Year
2022 Lauren S. Hughes MD, MPH, MSc, FAAFP, ’02 zoology and Spanish
2021 Evelio Otero, Jr. ’82 Political Science and Journalism and Mass Communication
2020 David C. Wheelock ’82 economics
2019 Vanessa Baker-Latimer MPA ’80 political science
2018 Sharon Haselhoff ’98 political science
2016 Elizabeth A. Baird ’76 journalism and international studies
2015 Joanne Seymour Kuster ’76 home economics journalism
2014 Judith Goetsch Brandlin ’64 modern language
2013 Christine Romans ’93 journalism & mass communication and French
2012 Joan Urenn Axel ’64 history
2011 Sharon Miller Rodine ’71 political science
2010 Adrienne C. Thomas 67 american history
MA ’70
2009 Kent Lucken ’86 political science
2008 Thomas Twetten ’57 psychology
2006 Kay Runge ’69 history