Riley Wilgenbusch

Riley Wilgenbusch, senior in agronomy and global resource systems, was named this semester's CALS Outstanding Senior. The award recognizes a senior who has shown exceptional effort in leadership, service, and academia.

"I'm truly humbled to receive this award. To be considered among such a talented group of individuals is such an honor. I know that this isn’t solely my work being recognized," said Riley. "The faculty and staff have so well supported me in the Agronomy and Global Resource Systems Departments, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences administration, and university administrators, plus countless other peers, friends, and family who all helped me achieve these goals, push myself to do the next right thing, and comfort me when things were particularly challenging."

Students danced day and night to raise more than $340,000 for the University of Iowa’s Stead Family Children’s Hospital during the Iowa State Dance Marathon in January.

Riley Wilgenbusch, a senior in agronomy and global resource systems, served as the director of the 23rd annual event, which attracted a record number of students.

“We had hundreds of participants flood into the Great Hall at 9 a.m.,” Wilgenbusch said. “It’s a high-energy environment — lots of upbeat music and dancing.”

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