Family of the Year

Congratulations to the Scallon family!

The 2013 Family of the Year



The Scallon family is from “The Scenic City” of Iowa Falls.  Joe and Linda Scallon own and operate egg laying production facilities, a farrow to finish hog operation and also crop farm.  Joe is a 1978 ISU graduate in Agricultural Education.  Linda is a 1978 University of Northern Iowa graduate in Elem/Special Education.  They are very involved in their church and community from fundraising for a new hospital, pool, library, building of playgrounds, school mentors, and organizing a BackPack Buddy food program for hungry children as well as a Mobile Food Pantry and many church leadership positions.  Volunteering of their time and talents to whatever needs to be addressed in church or community is a very important part of their lives.

They have four children.  Sara Scallon Bonney (2007 U of Iowa Communication) and husband Craig (2005   ISU Political Science) live in Des Moines.  Sara is employed at Drake University and Craig at Nationwide Insurance.  They are each pursuing MPA and MBA degrees at Drake.  Mark Scallon (2009 ISU Kinesiology) and wife Jenon Katt Scallon (2010 ISU Journalism) live in Orange City, IA where Mark is employed as a dentist and Jenon is employed in the public relations/journalism field.  Amy (2011 ISU Biology) lives in Iowa City where she is a second year dental school student.  John is currently a senior marketing and management major at ISU and interning at john Deere and will graduate May 2014.

All of the Scallons were very involved in extracurricular activities during their years at ISU.  Activities include resident hall president, ISU Baseball Team, Orchesis II Dance, Alternative Break coordinator/participant, Iowa Statesmen Choral Group, VEISHEA, fraternity/sorority functions, and tailgating with the Scallon Express Cyclone bus just to name a few.  John, Amy, Mark and Jenon also served as Cyclone Aides and Cyclone Aide Advisors.  With their involvement in this program, they were able to welcome new students to campus.  For 5 years, between the 4 of them, they helped to bring in over 18,000 new Cyclones to campus.

The Scallon family continues to enjoy their season tickets to football and basketball games where they can reunite as a family to continue their support for ISU and be a part of Cyclone Nation!

(Biography provided by the family)



Be looking for the 2014 application!



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