Bystrom to receive LAS Distinguished Service Award
Dianne Bystrom, pictured, former director of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State University, will receive the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Service Award on Oct. 25. This award is given to alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the college and recognizes outstanding service or academic contributions that furthered the educational mission of the college. “Dianne has devoted her career to empowering women to make a difference in leadership, politics and public service. Her service as director of the Catt Center, her fundraising skills and her vision in creating a leadership studies program have supported and inspired countless students,” Beate Schmittmann, dean of the College of LAS, said in a news release. Bystrom will receive the award at a ceremony at Benton Auditorium in the Scheman Building on the ISU campus. The event is open to the public.