Ashlyn Haack ’22 was an intellectually curious, highly motivated Cyclone before starting her engineering career after graduation. She credits her ability to pursue her studies and interests fully, without the stress of educational debt, to receiving the Ronald E. McClellan Scholarship.
Iowa State biology student Hannah Hegwer faced a moment when her dream of a college degree seemed to be slipping from her grasp. She decided to reach out for help. "I am a very independent person and do not like bothering people with my problems," she said.
Harvard Williams' devotion to the swine industry began at an early age. His father, Noel, who received a doctorate in nutrition from Iowa State and is now chief operating officer with Iowa Select Farms, often took his young son with him to work.
For Elham Mohammadrezaei, visiting some of America's most iconic buildings is thrilling. As a graduate student studying architecture at Iowa State, Mohammadrezaei's interest in the design of skyscrapers is not surprising.
Cyclone spirit runs deep in Abbie Suntken's family. Her mother, father, stepmother and uncle all attended Iowa State University, and when the now-sophomore from Omaha, Nebraska, first set foot on campus, she fell in love with the atmosphere and sense of community.
Chris Onken grew up in Carroll County on a family farm outside of small town Lidderdale, Iowa, helping raise corn and soybeans. During the fall and spring, he would work as much as he could operating the combine during harvest, and tractors during field tillage and planting. His passion for agriculture led him to Iowa State University, where he chose to pursue a major in agricultural studies and a minor in agronomy, as well as to participate in intramural sports and take part in the Agronomy Club.