A committee of their peers chose each for the honor based on their dedication to scientific research, enthusiasm in the classroom, mentorship and support of undergraduate student research.
Grants Specialist Christina Sibouih was recently featured in a Des Moines Register "Get to Know" article highlighting her work with Drake faculty and staff in finding, developing and submitting grant projects for external funding as part of the Sponsored Programs Administration staff.
During the time she has been involved with NAPAHE, Ryan has displayed extraordinary service to the organization as a member and board member. Her peers recognized her as a respected and deeply committed colleague who has held many leadership roles within the organization, including secretary, chair-elect and chair.
Ann Kovalchick, chief information technology officer for Drake University, was recently selected to serve on the board of directors for the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI). TAI is recognized as the premier professional organization driving the success of the state's technology industry and tech-based economy.
The Missouri Valley Conference presents the 'Spirit of The Valley' Award to honor a student-athlete, coach or university administrator who exemplifies the spirit of the late John Sanders, former MVC assistant commissioner for operations.