Citation of Merit

Awarded to distinguished alumni of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and received national or international recognition.

The award will normally be given to an alum who has earned a baccalaureate or graduate degree in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Final selection may include an alum who transferred to a professional or other program without completing a degree at Iowa State.

Recipients

2016
Rear Adm. Randall M. Hendrickson (political science and naval science ’83)

2015
Alice P. Hudson (Chemical Technology ’63)

2014
Benjamin E. Bierbaum (Zoology ’57)
Laura Jackson (Psychology ’90)

2013
Maj. Gen. Allen W. Batschelet (History ’83)

2011
Douglas K. Spong (English ’81)

2010
Donald J. Soults (BS Statistics ’61; PhD Statistics ’68)

2009
Sandra Davis, modern language; psychology

2008
Robert Baur, mathematics & economics (PhD)
Mark Stavish, psychology & industrial relations (MS)

2007
Burton Christensen, chemistry
Richard Matzke, geology

2006
Edward Stanek, physics

2005
Donald Langenberg, physics
Trudy Peterson, English and history

2004
Stephanie A. Burns, chemistry
Long Vo Nguyen, computer science
Randall Wreghitt, journalism

2003
Marvin Caruthers, chemistry
Martha E. Vincent-Ridge, biology

2002
Thomas Hoening, economics
Virginia Metz, journalism
Thomas Smith, geology

2001
James Renier, physical chemistry
Stephanie Wells, meteorology

2000
Andrew Morton, economics

1999
Frederick Rudolph
Larry Schnack

1998
Richard Forsythe, chemistry
James Socknat, political science

1997
Wendell Primus, economics
Daniel Purich, biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology

1996
Bruce Bohnker, zoology
Wendell Bragonier, botany

1995
Deanna Morse, distributed studies
Robert and Diane Greenlee, journalism

1994
Carol Francisco, statistics
Richard Gimer, government
Emil Jebe, economics
Harlan Mills, computer science

1993James Schirber, physics
Deloris Wright, economics

1992
Donald Mathre, botany
Lawrence Payne, mathematics

1991
Robert Bartley, journalism
DeAnne Julius, economics

1990Terry Anderson, journalism
Byron Kratochvil, chemistry
Alfred Mueller, physics

1989Dennis Branstad, math; computer science
Richard Ford, botany

1988James Gaylor, chemistry; mathematics

1987William Weber, botany

1986David Campbell, science; psychologyDwight Ink, government; history

1985Eugene Stoermer, botany

1984Robert Amme, physics

1983Richard Nicholson, chemistry

1982Larry Orr, mathematics

1981J. Throck Watson, chemical technology

1980Sherril Christian, mathematics; chemistry

1979William Lang, physicsThomas Scott, zoology

1978Darleane (Christian) Hoffman, chemistry

1977Donald Cressey, sociology

1976Robert Heller, geology