Ralph J. Cicerone, president of the National Academy of Sciences and chair of the National Research Council (NRC), has named Iowa State’s Alicia Carriquiry a National Associate of the NRC. The honor is in recognition of her dedication and "extraordinary service" serving on NRC committees. "I am pleased to inform you that you have been designated a National Associate in recognition of your past service. Membership in this group is offered as a lifetime appointment," Cicerone wrote in a letter. Carriquiry is a Distinguished Professor in Liberal Arts and Sciences and professor of statistics.