College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Moving Students Forward in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences seeks support for key learning opportunities that make the college stand out. The college’s priorities for the Moving Students Forward initiative include support for undergraduate scholarships to recruit exceptional students, for study abroad, and for leadership opportunities.

General scholarships help attract the best students to the college, while support for study abroad helps students take advantage of the college’s strength as a leader in offering the most varied and rich international experiences. Leadership scholarships enable students to participate in a range of activities and organizations that provide hands-on learning while students make a difference on campus, in the community and the state, and across borders.

With record-breaking enrollment, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences needs to increase scholarship support to keep up with its growing number of outstanding students and support their broad range of interests.



Support the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is one of the world’s leading institutions of agriculture. Building on 150 years of excellence, the college provides leadership in science, education and research areas vital to the future of Iowa, the nation and the world.

Some of the most significant innovations in agriculture and life sciences can be traced to Iowa State. As a new era dawns for discovering more about living organisms and life processes, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is central to those discoveries. The college is prepared to respond quickly to emerging needs and to provide the leadership necessary to solve critical worldwide challenges, as well as to prepare future leaders to meet those and future challenges.

Private support is essential to the college’s success. Examples of philanthropy in action in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences include:

  • Annual gifts to support Dean Wendy Wintersteen's initiatives
  • Annual support for the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative
  • Several privately funded scholarship accounts
  • 30 named endowed faculty positions
  • Privately supported research and program funds
  • Renovations to Curtiss Hall, historic home of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Construction of the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center with an arena that will seat 1,000 people
  • Construction of the Bio-Renewables Complex, including two adjoining buildings for offices and laboratories to house the Department of Agricultural and Bio-Systems Engineering

Ongoing support is crucial to advancing the mission of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and benefits the college’s students, faculty and staff.

Contact Us

Raymond Klein
Executive Director of Development
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
310 Curtiss Hall
Ames, Iowa 50011
Phone: 515.294.3303
Fax: 515.294.6613
rklein@iastate.edu

Sarah Roelfs
Senior Director of Development
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
310 Curtiss Hall
Ames, Iowa 50011
Phone: 515.294.1617
Fax: 515.294.6613
sroelfs@iastate.edu

Mike Clancy
Director of Development – College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
310 Curtiss Hall
Ames, Iowa 50011
Phone: 515.294.9328
Fax: 515.294.6613
mjclancy@iastate.edu

Sarah Behounek Kassen
Assistant Director of Development – College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
310 Curtiss Hall
Ames, Iowa 50011
Phone: 515.294.9332
Fax: 515.294.6613
sbkassen@iastate.edu

Molly Harman
Development Coordinator
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

310 Curtiss Hall
Ames, Iowa 50011
Phone: 515.294.7677
Fax: 515.294.6613
mharman@iastate.edu

Bobbi Burkhart
Assistant Director of Development 

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 
310 Curtiss Hall
Ames, Iowa 50011
Phone: 515.294.1118
Fax: 515.294.6613
bobbik@iastate.edu

Janell VanGorp
Development Assistant – College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
310 Curtiss Hall
Ames, Iowa 50011
515.294.6275
jvangorp@iastate.edu