Jace Bell, Presidents’ Student Leadership Award
Jace is a leader in several areas on campus, and passionate about all things he does. This passion and leadership has acted as a motivation for the way he approaches problems and interacts with his fellow students. Jace challenges those around him to be better in the way they treat one another and the way we treat the world. Jace’s passion for the environment is a focus on a social issue. At all of the events on campus, Jace brings a perspective of sustainability and is always asking, how we can be better.
Lindi Roelofse, Presidents’ Civic Engagement Leadership Award
Lindi’s students often engage in real-world, client-centered consulting projects for businesses, organizations and governments. Her students have completed work on dozens of initiatives in the Cedar Valley. Beyond the Cedar Valley of Iowa, research and consulting student projects have involved clients in Silicon Valley, Utah, Greece, Wales, Sweden, Ireland, Nepal, England, China, Taiwan, South Africa, and beyond. Additionally, Lindi serves as a key piece of the BBEA partnership with 24/7 BLAC.
SHIPHT, Presidents’ Community Partner Award
SHIPHT (Tech, Youth, Entrepreneurship, Leader) youth is celebrating their 9th year of cultivating diverse talent and innovation in the Cedar Valley. Each year they take pride in creating programming focused on education, access and career readiness. They started with hosting the STEM in the Arts Urban Outreach Initiative, a collaboration with The Textile and Apparel Program at the University of Northern Iowa, Leader Valley, Infiniti Enterprises and KBOL that introduced 6th to 8th grade girls to career opportunities in STEAM. Last year, they partnered with the University of Northern Iowa Center for Urban Education and Institute for Youth Leadership and additional youth centered organizations to host a Youth Cafe.