College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Services Honors Retired Director Roger Bruene

Roger Bruene honored
Roger Bruene

AMES, Iowa — The renovated office suite of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Services at Iowa State University was dedicated last week to honor Roger Bruene, the former director.

The Roger Bruene Career Services Suite was dedicated Aug. 31. A group of alumni led a fundraising initiative to raise funds to name the offices on the ground floor of Curtiss Hall.

“Roger Bruene impacted the lives of thousands of College of Agriculture and Life Sciences students and alumni,” said Wendy Wintersteen, endowed dean of the college. “Serving for more than 40 years as a professor, advisor and director of career services, Roger created a legacy that has enriched the college and the students he served.”

Bruene is an Iowa State alum, who earned a bachelor’s degree in agronomy in 1956.

In 1975, he became the first full-time director of the Office of Career Services in the college. The Bruene career services era was marked by continued growth of Agriculture Career Day, from fewer than 15 employers in 1975 to more than 150 in 1997. He retired in 1998.