Success Stories

Majd Adbulghani Named Rhodes Scholar


Iowa State University alumna Majd Abdulghani has just been named the recipient of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, becoming the first ever Rhodes scholar from Saudi Arabia and the first Iowa State Rhodes scholar since 1995. While a student at ISU, Majd applied for the Rhodes Scholarship, a prestigious scholarship for individuals who are eager to enact, and show enormous potential to affect, positive change in the world. Rhodes scholars receive a fully funded education at Oxford University for two to three years in the field of their choosing. Majd completed her Rhodes Scholarship application with the help and encouragement of the ISU Honor's program, namely Laura Good and Dr. Svitlana Zbarska, and the Center for Communication Excellence (CCE), especially writing consultant Mitch. Majd remarks:

I barely dared to dream of even making it this far, but here I am! With Mitch's help, I learned to better understand and articulate myself and my goals. He is a superb person to work with: easy to talk to, encouraging, and has a really good grasp of what scholarships are asking for. Mitch helped me develop writing skills that have not only been beneficial...Read More

Hardeep Obhi Awarded Prestigious NIH Grant

Hardeep Obhi is a doctoral student majoring in Gerontology and an Interdisciplinary Writing Consultant for the Center for Communication Excellence. She was recently awarded a prestigious F31... Read More

Taichi Yamashita Acceptance of Journal Article

Taichi Yamashita is a doctoral student majoring in Applied Linguistics and Technology in the Department of English at Iowa State. Taichi recently had his manuscript accepted by the prominent... Read More