2016 Engaged Campus Awards


2016 Awards Winners

Click the names to learn more about each honoree.

Civic Mission Leadership: Dr. Keith Yanner, Central College

Student Leadership: Just Living Student Ambassadors, University of Iowa

Community Partnership: Dr. Adib Kassas and Loras College

Emerging Innovation: Dr. Erin VanLaningham, Loras College

Network Leadership: Cheri Doane, Central College

Iowa College AmeriCorps Member of the Year: Jacob Buster, Cornell College

Network Choice Award: Student-Athlete Advisory Council, Iowa Wesleyan University

2016 Honorable Mentions

Civic Mission Leadership:

  • Angela Zook, Student, Wartburg College

Student Leadership


  • Cornell College student Brianna Christensen
  • Cornell College student Leah Bossom
  • Drake University student Jamie Willer
  • Mount Mercy University’s Mount Mercy Enactus
  • Simpson College student Marissa Belau
  • University of Iowa student Rebecca Howard
  • University of Northern Iowa student Shelby Yates
  • Wartburg College MLK Week Planning Committee 

Community Partnership:

  • Columbus Junction Campus-Community Partnership, Dr. Patricia Zebrowski and Dr. Linda Luoko (nominated by the University of Iowa)
  • Des Moines I Have a Dream Foundation, Executive Director Emily Hamilton (nominated by Drake University and Central College)
  • Cheri Doane, Director of Community-Based Learning, Central College (nominated by Outreach, Inc.)
  • Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley, Executive Director Lauren Finke (nominated by the University of Northern Iowa)
  • Wartburg West Community Collaboration, Wartburg College

Emerging Innovation:

  • Des Moines University Ultrasound Ambassadors
  • Anne Marie Gruber, Assistant Professor of Library Services, University of Northern Iowa
  • Incarcerated in Iowa, Kathrina Litchfield and Gemma Goodale-Sussen (nominated by the University of Iowa)
  • Social Justice in the City, Kim Koza and Michael Harris (nomimated by Central College)

Network Leadership:

  • Dr. Stacy Van Gorp (nominated by the University of Northern Iowa)

ICAP Member of the Year:

  • Marissa Belau, Simpson College
  • Krislyn Erickson, Buena Vista University
  • Morgan Ernst, Central College
  • Mikaila Matt, Coe College
  • Cara O’Keeffe, Loras College
  • Taylor Woods, Morningside College
  • Shannon Zelek, Coe College