Fichters named Cyclone Family of the Year

June 29, 2020

Fichter familyThe Fichter family of Shenandoah has been selected this year to receive the Iowa State University Cyclone Family of the Year award.

This honor is given annually to a family that has strong connections and a strong sense of pride for Iowa State. University President Wendy Wintersteen will honor the Fichter family during the Family Weekend 2020 scheduled for Sept. 18-20.

Heidi Fichter, the daughter of Jean and Corby Fichter, is a senior at Iowa State and will graduate this year. The family selected to receive this award is required to have a student attending ISU during the year the award is given. Students attending ISU can submit their applications and a committee chooses the recipient. In addition, Corby Fichter III ('78 ag bus), of Farm Credit Services of America, was awarded the Outstanding Alumni Award for 2020 by the Iowa State University Agricultural Business Club.

“This is an honor that we were not expecting,” said Jean Fichter, “but we’re happy to receive it.”

The Fichter family members include: Heidi, and her fiance, Chris; brother Adam, and his wife Marissa; brother Austin and his wife Jourdan; and their parents, Jean and Corby. Each of these family members attended Iowa State. Also, more than 25 additional family members attended Iowa State over the past 100 years.

In photo: Shenandoah’s Fichter family is the 2020 Iowa State University Family of the Year. From left: Chris Mandt (2018 ISU graduate), Heidi Fichter (2020), Adam Fichter (2015), Marissa Fichter (2015), Jourdan Fichter (2015), Austin Fichter (2015), Jean Fichter (1981) and Corby Fichter (1978).

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