In 2019, we encouraged Cyclones to share, “Who makes you feel like a valued member of the ISU community?” We received 264 #CyThx submissions from 85 units at Iowa State.
We have shared each #CyThx with each recipient, and their unit leader.
Please note, several people were thanked multiple times. For those community members who wanted their message published, the #CyThx at Iowa State University website hosts the recognition.
Below are the #CyThx from 2019 (alphabetical by first name), or download the #CyThx 2019 Honorees (PDF).
#CyThx 2019: Someone feels valued at ISU because of the following people
Lorrie is an excellent supervisor. She has many direct reports, yet always makes time for people to drop in with questions or just to chat.
Mackenzie is involved in every part of my life. She is my academic adviser, the coordinator for our peer mentor group, and our SWE adviser,
Maggie is a fantastic listener that sees my potential and current contributions to the ISU community. She is always there to encourage me and be
She always has a positive attitude and inspires me to be involved!
Dr. Bryden has quickly become one of my all-time favorite professors. He makes the classes interesting and is very invested in the students and their
Marlys always thinks about how we can help people feel accommodated. She is a tremendous support to me!
Talley has been my TA for our SE185 lab. As a freshman, the transition from high school has been awkward. Engineering is not an “easy”
McKenzie is an expert at making those around her feel valued and cared for with her words and actions. She does a phenomenal job of
She answers all my questions and likes to ask everyone how they are. She’s really helpful
Professor Bootsma goes above and beyond to make sure his students are properly prepared for exams. His lectures are engaging and he makes sure his
Thank you for everything you taught me. I am glad that I got the opportunity to take your course “IE-672 (Human Factors in Automation Design)”.
Dr. Goebel is such a good professor and has such a strong bond with his students. Every class I’ve had with him he shows how
“Dr. Helwig has been a great professor and supportive mentor to me. He encourages me to reach my full potential, while still respecting when we
Always willing to help with a smile on her face! Michale is one of the kindest souls on campus and someone that I can contact
“I met Michele for the first time at orientation and that is when I felt so welcomed into the Iowa State family. From the moment
I had the pleasure to work with them for a year as a lab assistant . They’re dedicated towards safety of the undergrads , graduates
I think I am Lucky to have him as my PI. He is really helpful, not only with my academic work but also in my
Nate is an advocate, mentor, and friend to all students! He helps make the department feel like family and has been one of the most
Nicole never falls short of ensuring that I am okay. She strives to make certain that I, and many others, are supported. She sees my
She truly cares about her students and clarifies anything to MAKE SURE the students understand what is going on/need to learn. In addition, she is
Payton has shown throughout any obstacle that she can persevere, whether it be helping others in issues that they have, or simply making it through
Payton makes me feel understood, she is a great listener and helps you see the bright side of every negative. I have learned that with
Perla made me feel like a valued member of the ISU community, because she emailed me regarding a lost check that I had dropped earlier
I have always struggled with calculus, and I was very concerned about taking Econ 301 this year. Professor Orazem has been such a thorough instructor
They always support me and show me the right way of doing things for the best.
Rano cares to work on transforming student experiences in the Library!
Her kindness is unparalleled– you can always count on Renee to take the time to say hello and ask about your life, send a congratulatory
Rod is constantly learning and sharing. I highly regard his perspective and his great wealth of knowledge.
Dr. Deiter goes above and beyond to help members of our program achieve success and celebrate it with them. He continually pushes us to perform
Rosie is great at her job! She is a wizard with technology and handles digitization and student employees with ease. She is easy to talk
Ro makes me feel like a valued member of the ISU community, because she is so positive and fun to be around! Ro always includes
I was so scared when I was questioning my major and decided to add technical communication as a major. She supported me and helped me
Sarah makes me feel like a valued member of the ISU community, because she cares about me as a young woman. Weekly meetings with her
I can always go to her for someone to talk to. She makes me feel like I am welcomed in the community and then I
Always supporting me and making me feel like a valued member of her team no matter what. Sarah’s been a huge positive presence in my
Sarah is always positive and welcoming to everyone she interacts with. She was very helpful in my transition to college and is always there if
I have never met a more caring professor. He truly wants his students to succeed and is the most understanding professor I have ever met.
Shannon is amazing! She is such a great resource and knows so much about the Ivy College of Business. She goes out of her way
Shannon kicks butt running the Student Role Model program for WiSE! That job is very time consuming and can be very stressful at times, and
Smaranda makes her TAs take initiative and contribute their own course development projects to the World Food Issues course. This added responsibility has enriched my
Suzanne always welcomes me with a warm smile when I walk up the stairs of Jischke! She provides a fun environment to work in as
Tara cares more about students than any staff or faculty member I have ever met. She has supported my growth and development as a student
“Always positive and supportive. Truly cares about both the undergrad student employees and her co workers. never judgmental and always there to listen when needed.”
Tera is a wonderful leader of the Cardinal Women* program. As a member, I enjoy participating in a group where she shares important information and
Every time I see Tessa she makes me feel like I’m on top of the world. She is always encouraging, helpful, and really fun to
Dr. Theresa Cooper through the LEAD IT collective has provided spaces for my personal growth as well as learning about the cultures of other races.
Thank you for supporting me during my initiation to Iowa State. You have helped with every step. I appreciate the positive way you interact with
Always has the answers to the questions, loves to help others.
Dr. Neppl makes me feel like a valued member of the ISU community, because she always encourages me to reach my goals and pushes me
Thank you for your enthusiasm, creativity, and time commitment to the HDFS learning community students. Your thoughtful and caring manner as you provide guidance and
Thank you for everything you taught me for the past semesters. I am glad that I got the opportunity to be your TA for the
Dr. Wangerin is an inspiration to all of us in the BSN program! She has shown us how to persevere through the most difficult circumstances
Vishesh is empathetic, inquisitive, and thoughtful to all those he interacts with. His compassion, enthusiasm, and supportive nature make me feel like a valued member
Wendy is the sweetest! She knows each student and works hard to help us have a positive ISU adventure. She always has a positive personality
President Wintersteen is fantastic at making people feel valued and cared for in every interaction. Her genuine curiosity and enthusiasm for the students she engages
Dr. Lawrence is very intentional about creating an inclusive classroom environment. He embraces the idea of community within his classes and has fun while he
You are always super positive and friendly and I really appreciate you!!! You’ve inspired me in so many ways 🙂