We hope you had a great time on campus!
(Adelai Swanson nominated her grandparents for this award).
Adelai's grandparents started the family’s Iowa State path. Her grandfather graduated with a degree in farm operations, and her grandmother graduated with a degree in Home Economics. While her grandparents actually met at the Iowa State Fair, their relationship grew over the course of their years at Iowa State. Raising their sons only 45 minutes away from Ames in Galt, Iowa, ISU soon became their “home away from home”. When it came time for their sons to decide on colleges, it was a “no brainer”. Two sons followed their dad’s footsteps and graduated with degrees from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and their third son graduated with a degree in graphic design. The family is eternally grateful for Iowa State, especially the grandchildren, because all three sons met their wives at ISU and have raised their children to be Cyclones! To the Swanson family, Iowa State University is more than a college, it is their home.