MEDIA ADVISORY: Leadership Featured in Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Magazine

August 4th, 2016

AMES, Iowa – Growing leaders is the focus of the recent issue of Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumni magazine.

This issue of STORIES features several young leaders making a difference in the college and among their peers. It includes articles on programs and initiatives that help undergraduates develop leadership skills inside and outside the classroom. The magazine also includes profiles of exceptional students, renowned faculty and outstanding alumni. All articles are available for publication.

Among articles included in the magazine:

  • A conversation on leadership with Wendy Wintersteen, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Understanding undergraduate leadership outcomes
  • A legacy of leadership with father-daughter duo Stuart Swanson (’90 ag business) and Adelei Swanson (’16 ag business, international ag, public relations) of Galt
  • Q&A with CALS Student Leaders including Trey Forsyth, agricultural business, from Charles City; Mitchell Hora, agricultural systems technology, from Ainsworth; Katie Schrodt, agricultural education and studies, from Prole; and Patrick White, agricultural business, from Spencer
  • Alumni profiles of leaders from across the industry including Marcella Szymanski (’97 PhD forestry), deputy director for agricultural policy for the U.S. Department of State, from Potomac, Maryland; Andrew Lauver (’12 ag studies), farmer and seed professional, from Lake City; and the Joe Lyon (’51 dairy science) dairy farm family from Toledo

View STORIES online or download a PDF at For high resolution photographs, a print copy of the magazine or more information about STORIES contact Melea Reicks Licht at (515) 294-8892 or


Melea Reicks Licht, Agriculture and Life Sciences Communications Service, (515) 294-8892,