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Jan. 30, 2009

Mary de Baca


Mary de Baca, director of diversity programs for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, pictured here sharing some ideas with graduate student Marcus Glenn, is the 2009 recipient of the Advancing One Community Award for faculty and staff. de Baca, along with the student and group award recipients, was honored during the campus' Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Jan. 22. Iowa State's MANNRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences) chapter nominated de Baca for the award. In their nomination letter, the students and advisers wrote that de Baca "lives by example because of her daily involvement, not just with students of color but with activities and programs promoting women and diversity, both within the university and outside ISU through her collaborative work with different minority groups and minority-serving institutions." Photo by Bob Elbert.