Glanville honored for years of service to ISU

Tracy Deutmeyer

After 14 years of service to the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, Mary Jo Glanville has earned a Superior Service Award from the Iowa State University Alumni Association.

Along with seven other non-faculty members, Glanville, a communications specialist for the FCS College, was presented the award this year by President Martin Jischke at a Homecoming ceremony for communicating the college’s mission and accomplishments.

Glanville was also nominated for providing inspiring public relations work for the College of FCS.

The Alumni Association gives superior service awards each year to ” … recognize non-faculty members for outstanding service to students and alumni,” said Karen Tow, associate director of the ISU Alumni Association.

Bev Kruempel, director of career services in the FCS College, recommended Glanville for the award. “I consider her an expert in communications,” Kruempel said.

“Mary approaches her job with a broad prospective and is very creative and objective,” she said. “I like the way she works with students. She educates them as she works.”

Glanville said she was honored to receive the award. “It’s really nice to be recognized and it was a really nice ceremony, also,” Glanville said.

Glanville said she enjoys her job. “I enjoy the talent of keeping alumni updated on events in the college,” she said.

“At times, there may be a lot of fun stuff going on in the college and I enjoy being able to communicate that stuff to outside sources and alumni,” Glanville said.

Glanville said she has worked in the college since 1981. Glanville graduated from ISU in 1975 with a degree in home economics journalism, which is now family and consumer sciences journalism, she said.

Tow said the Alumni Association gives several superior service awards each year to non-faculty members and also presents awards to faculty members.

Recipients are nominated for the award and then the nominee must submit a resume to the Honors and Awards Committee at the Alumni Association and turn in a list of names of colleagues who would write letters of recommendation.