The Honors Program hopes to recognize an especially distinguished alumni or friend each year.  In this way, we thank individuals one by one but also, through them, the larger community of supporters who promote honors education here and beyond the campus.  The award will be made during the Honors Commendation Ceremony held in May the evening before University Graduation.  Awardees may give a public talk and each receives a memento and certificate signed by the Honors Director and University President.

The Honors Program hopes to recognize an especially distinguished alumni or friend each year.  In this way, we thank individuals one by one but also, through them, the larger community of supporters who promote honors education here and beyond the campus.  The award will be made during the Honors Commendation Ceremony held in May the evening before University Graduation.  Awardees may give a public talk and each receives a memento and certificate signed by the Honors Director and University President.

To the left is the award’s second recipient, Honors alumnus Mike Brooks.  While on campus, Brooks helped invent the 10,000 Hours Show that has since spread to other campuses to encourage community service by college students.  He continued as a leader in community service with the national headquarters for United Way in Washington, DC, turning the 10,000 Hour Show into a nationwide opportunity.

Mike decided to continue his education and is currently completing a Ph.D. in Divinity Studies at Yale University.  This will allow him to continue his passion to serve others.

 

Recipients

2011

Carol Fethke, Professor Emerita of Economics, University of Iowa

2010

David Hamod, Iowa Honors Graduating Class of 1981

2009

Michael K. Brooks, Iowa Honors Graduating Class of 2003

2008

Lauren McCarthy, Iowa Honors Graduating Class of 2006