Two campus awards recently have come to LAS’ Amy Slagell for her work supporting Iowa State’s nationally recognized learning communities program. The associate dean and former head of the Speech Communication Program, won the Englqueer Outreach Award this year from the English Department for her “tireless” support of the LGBTQ community. She championed the efforts toward establishing the first LGBTQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Ally) Learning Community English 250 class, which was taught by Katy Jaekel.
“Amy was supportive of the curriculum in the course and consistently positive about running it even though it didn’t fill to capacity,” said Christiana Langenberg, advising coordinator and adjunct senior lecturer in English. “The course was very successful and received high evaluations. We’re looking forward to offering it again and continuously in the future, thanks to Amy’s support.”
The second honor was a 2014 Champion Award, which came in May at the 16th Annual Learning Communities Institute. A Champion Award also went to Dave Flory, senior lecturer in geological and atmospheric sciences. The award honors individuals who have significantly contributed to the advancement of ISU learning communities.
Read about Amy’s and Dave’s Champion Awards here. Congratulations to both! – Steve Jones