View the 2019 #CyThx Honorees

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​

Maggie Sprecher, Horticulture

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

Mark Bryden, Mechanical Engineering

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 Carlson , CELT

Marlys always thinks about how we can help people feel accommodated. She is a tremendous support to me!

Mia Lange, Accounting

She answers all my questions and likes to ask everyone how they are. She’s really helpful

Michael Bootsma, Accounting

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

Payton Phelps, Animal Science

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

Peter Orazem, Economics

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

Ron Deiter, Economics

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 Rowe, University Library

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

Shannon Rauter, Agronomy

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

Tera Lawson, Procurement Services

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

Wendy Wintersteen, President

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