Agricultural business senior Trey Forsyth will be the senior speaker at the CALS graduating senior convocation on May 6, 2017.
Forsyth is one of seven Iowa State seniors to win the Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award for 2017. The Iowa State University Alumni Association established this award in 1968 to recognize outstanding seniors who display high character, outstanding achievement in academics and university/community activities, and promise for continuing these exemplary qualities as alumni. The award is named for Wallace E. "Red" Barron (Class of '28), who served as director of alumni affairs at Iowa State from 1937 to 1968. Awardees receive recognition and the Official Iowa State University Ring, compliments of the ISU Alumni Association.
In Fall 2016, Forsyth was named to the Dean's List in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, was elected to serve as president of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Student Council. He was selected as a 2015-2016 Peer Mentor for the Agricultural Business Learning Community, and has served as Junior CALS Council Representative and CALS Council President of the Agricultural Business Club.
Also in 2016, Forsyth was one of only six students in the U.S. invited to attend the 2016 Farm Foundation Cultivator Forum in Tucson, Arizona. Also that year he was inducted into Cardinal Key Honor Society, one of just 73 student members from Iowa State inducted.