2018 #CyThx Honorees

CyThx written in cardinal red font with gold outlines
CyThx written in cardinal red font with gold outlines

In 2018, we encouraged Cyclones to share, “Who makes you feel like a valued member of the ISU community?” We received 337 #CyThx submissions from 100 departments/units that represent all colleges, divisions, and units. Many more were submitted, but the thankers asked to not have the information published.

These valued members of the ISU community received a #CyThx email along with an optional message and recognition on this #CyThx website. Also, campus leadership (VPs, Deans, chairs, etc.) were notified of who received a #CyThx.

Below are the #CyThx from 2018 (alphabetical by first name), or download the #CyThx 2018 Honorees (PDF).

#CyThx 2018: Someone feels valued at ISU because of the following people​

Amy Ward, CELT

Amy works exceptionally hard to ensure ISU Faculty, staff, and students are empowered with the tools that they need to succeed at ISU.

Andrea Quam, Graphic Design

CyThx 1. “Andrea makes every member of the class feel valued through her genuine concern for our growth, not only as graphic designers, but as

Andrew Lenssen, Agronomy

A big thank you goes out to Dr. Lenssen. He does a great job mentoring grad students and undergrads and also takes extra time to

Anne Foegen, School of Education

CyThx 1. “Dr. Foegen makes both me and the other students, faculty, and staff of the School of Education feel like a valued member of

Anne Kretsinger-Harries, English

Dr. Kretsinger-Harries has been a joy to learn from this semester. She is thoughtful in discussions and goes above and beyond to make sure us

Ashlyn Erickson, Psychology

She is so genuine and loving and selfless. She is so patient and the best friend I could ever have. She motivates me to do

Baishali Bhatia , Psychology

She is always willing help, regardless of how much schoolwork and other obligations she has. She works hard and inspires me to do so as

Ben Chamberlain , AGEDS

Ben has always been so helpful! Even though I’m not his advisee, he is always willing to help out and help me make everything work.

Betsabe Mantilla, Agronomy

Gracias querida Betsa por todo tu apoyo y ayuda en este tiempo que hemos crecida juntas en graduate school. Tengo un gran respeto y admiracion

Brad Skaar, Animal Science

He made an attempt to get to know me as a person and doesn’t just regard me as another student. It’s a nice feeling to

Brianna Burke, English

Professor Burke has a way of making you think critically. In life, it can sometimes be intimidating to ask questions about culture because you don’t

Bridget Concannon, MIS

Bridget always goes out of her way to show her appreciation for our executive team. She has been such a great mentor for the younger

Caleb Camrud, Mathematics

In my Calculus 2 recitation period, he is the TA. Every time I go into that class, I feel unsure about my knowledge on the

Christian Boessen, Economics

Dr. Boessen genuinely cares about his students! He remembers names, majors, and the things you are interested in. He will always take the time to

Christian Carichner, Music

Mr. Carichner spends countless hours committed to making the Iowa State Marching Band the best it can be. The marching band spends an hour and

Craig Mitchell, FPM

I am thankful for Craig every day that I come to work at ISU. He is an outstanding and skilled employee who ensures that Morrill

Craig Ogilvie, Physics & Astronomy

Dr. Ogilvie has been instrumental in making this University function – particularly focusing on graduate and professional students. He is the first person I go

Curtis Youngs, Animal Science

CyThx 1. “Dr. Youngs has been an amazing academic advisor to me throughout my years at ISU. He also is very passionate about his work,

Dane Mayhook, Mathematics

He’s the bomb. Teaches math like a pro. I have never learned so much or gain such passion for math from any other professor. Dane

Dawn Walker-Chalmers, Mathematics

CyThx 1. “Dawn is constantly looking out for every math and stats major. She shares relevant opportunities, meets with us on a regular basis, and

Dennis Culver, School of Education

Mr. Culver is very smart and knowledgeable about computer/digital technology. For some computer problems, I tried hours to figure out. But he helped me solve

Diana Cochran, Horticulture

Dr. Cochran goes above and beyond to assist students in the department with academic and research questions even though she is incredibly busy. She is

Don Beitz, Animal Science

Every time I go to see Dr. Beitz, even if it’s just for a quick schedule-related question, he makes sure to ask me how I’m

Don Simonson, Music

Thank you for supporting me and empowering me! I appreciate your mentorship and your friendship!

Elena Karpova, AESHM

Dr. Karpova designs high quality learning experiences. Her classes are difficult and challenging but push students to have the knowledge they need to succeed in

Erin Doran, School of Education

Although Dr. Erin Doran and I have only interacted a handful of times she has been someone that that has deeply impacted my sense of

Evrim Baran, School of Education

Evrim Baran, School of Education Dr. Evrim has provided me with diverse opportunities that I am grateful to be part of. This is my first

Gary Wells, Psychology

CyThx 1. “GARY WELLS IS AN ICON! CyThx 2. “Most iconic psych teacher ever. I learned so much in his class!!!” CyThx 3. “Professor Wells

Guang Song, Computer Science

Guang is the best professor I have had. It feels like he knows each of his hundreds of students personally, and he clearly cares about

Gulbahar Beckett, English

Very helpful, always supporting students and leading them to success. She cares about students and gives valuable advice. Following her guidance, I managed to use

Gunnar Mair, Biomedical Sciences

Dr Mair has been an amazing mentor–he knows how to kindly push his students to excel, without pressuring them. He encourages them, is supportive and

Heather Bolles, Mathematics

Dr. Bolles not only encourages me and all of her students but she has checked in on me when I’m struggling and has helped me

Holly Bender, CELT

Holly is an excellent mentor and champion of faculty innovation on campus. She is always excited to support new ideas and share information about opportunities

Holly Lipsey, Kinesiology

Holly and I have a mutually respectful working relationship. I believe she values what I do and also sees and acknowledges the workload of our

Jacob Meyer, Kinesiology

Dr. Meyer has been a great resource for me as an undergraduate student in Kinesiology. He is always available to answer my questions and has

Jane Breen, Mathematics

She always makes learning fun and I enjoy being in the learning environment that she makes. She is always patient and willing to help in

Janice Baker, Kinesiology

Janice, Thank you so much for teaching Dance 140 this semester. This was a class completely outside my domain, but I have thoroughly enjoyed and

Jazzmine Brooks, Student Wellness

Jazzmine is always caring about my wellbeing as a person and a student first before she sees me as an employee for Student Wellness. Jazzmine

Jenny Gibbs, Kinesiology

CyThx 1. “As my advisor, Ms. Gibbs has made me feel important when I thought no one else did. I had a very difficult time

Jessie Juarez, Animal Science

Dr. Juarez is one of the few professors that is liked by almost all students. She has completely changed the way ANS214 Lab is taught