Success Stories

Chase Krug 
Received National FFA Proficiency Award


Chase Krug has been awarded the National FFA Proficiency Award in Plant Science. Chase, a 2018 former Borlaug-Ruan International Intern and a 2019 John Chrystal Award recipient, competed at the National FFA Convention and earned this distinguished proficiency award. He ranked as one of the four top awardees in the nation. Chase thanks Kristin Terrill, the Nationally Competitive Awards Writing Consultant in the CCE, for her assistance:

"Kristin provided valuable feedback on my National FFA Proficiency Award in Plant Science. The application required the use of different writing styles, and Kristin helped me create a cohesive story that highlighted the most important features of my research and provided individual feedback on how to improve multiple sections of the application. Over multiple sessions, we were able to revise all portions of the application. Kristin was extremely helpful in generating ideas and topics that made my application stand out." Read More

Martha Broadnax Named Finalist for Marshall Scholarship

Martha Broadnax, a Political Science major in her senior year at ISU, has been named a finalist for the prestigious Marshall Scholarship. Read More

Lin Meng Received 2019 FINESST Award

Lin Meng, a Ph.D. candidate in Geology and Environmental Science received the 2019 Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) award. Read More

Jenny Phan Received NRSA Grant

Jenny Phan was awarded the F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health. Read More