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Leaders and role models, 1980s-1990s

Submitted by Julie (Johnson) Baumler from Grinnell, IA
  • Child, Parent, and Community Services '91

A leader who knew me by name

I always felt very special in the FCS College because we had a dean who knew the students' names. Nothing set the tone for the day like walking through MacKay hall and being greeted (by name!) by Dean Crabtree sporting a warm smile and often a word of encouragement. My parents were particularly impressed when the Dean gave me a huge congratulatory hug after graduation ceremonies and wished me well. It cemented my fondness for not only ISU, but for the FCS College especially.