Jenny Connolly, Assistant Director of Admissions, was named an Iowa Rising Star by the Iowa Association for College Admission Counseling during the May 19-21 state conference held in Sioux City, IA. The award recognizes and encourages the work of admission counselors in their first five years in the profession who are impacting and creating new programs for students in transition. Jenny calls her position her "dream job" and that comes through in the frequent feedback from visitors who applaud her excellence. She continuously seeks to improve programming and has succeeded in involving people campus-wide -- both academic and student affairs. Jenny has shaped specific programs for academic colleges, actively engaged students in program delivery, and collaborated to improve diversity initiatives. She’s known for going the extra mile to ensure success.