Student, peer mentor and club member are just a few of the roles that describe Molly Heintz, an Iowa State graduate student studying agricultural education.
Throughout her five years at Iowa State Heintz has taken advantage of the endless opportunities provided by the university. As a previous member of the Block & Bridle Club, Cardinal Key Honor Society and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Ambassadors, Heintz has learned what it means to be a positive role model.
Heintz was selected as one of 12 women honored to be in the 2012 Impacting Iowa State University Calendar. Sponsored by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics, Heintz stood above the 40 other nominations for her leadership skills, enthusiasm and service towards others.
Additionally, Heintz was honored by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as the 2012 Ag Woman of the Year. The recipients of the award are selected based on “recognizing a true ambassador of agriculture that positively promotes agriculture through college clubs and industry relations and shows a passion for the agricultural and life sciences industry.”
Aside from her club and committee involvement, Heintz also was the innovator of the ISU Block and Bridle farm tour program. The program is designed to showcase the animal science teaching farm system for visiting students and their parents.
Overall, Heintz’s inclusive leadership style has made a positive impact on the recruitment and retention of students at Iowa State University.