Leist is 2021 Wallace E. Barron recipient

February 12, 2021

Zackery LeistZackery Leist, a senior triple majoring in ag business, economics, and international agriculture and minoring in agronomy, is one of seven outstanding seniors at Iowa State who was selected to receive the 2021 Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award from the ISU Alumni Association Awards Review and Selection Committee.

The Alumni Association established the Wallace E. Barron Award 53 years ago 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 previous 195 awardees are fulfilling the spirit of this award by staying involved with Iowa State University in numerous ways.

"Zack is an energetic young leader who has set ambitious academic goals for himself. Though he has a lot of energy and passion, he is also methodical and works through possibilities while seeking input before making a final decision. Zack’s biggest contribution to Iowa State and his proudest moment was being chosen as the Board of Regents student member. I have no doubt being chosen opened many doors for Zack both in the past two years and will in years to come," said his advisor, Amy Brandau.

The Barron Award is named for Wallace E. “Red” Barron, Iowa State University Class of 1928, who served as director of alumni affairs on this campus from 1937 until 1968. The department congratulates Zack on this prestigious honor.