Faidley is being honored because he “exemplifies going above the call of duty and is always an enthusiastic supporter of students and TBP alumni.” The award also recognizes “the energy and interest he brings to TBP are integral to the vitality and continued success of the association.”
A 1967 graduate of Iowa State’s agricultural engineering program, Faidley spent most of his career working for the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization. He retired in 2004 and returned to Ames. In 2005, he became a non-faculty advisor to Iowa Alpha, and he became chief advisor in 2011.
Since then, Faidley has supported Iowa Alpha as it hosted the TBP national annual convention, grown its K-12 educational outreach programs, and started an initiative to help historically black colleges and universities start chapters of TBP.
TBP will recognize Faidley at its annual convention in October and make a grant to Iowa State College of Engineering in Faidley’s honor.
Read more about Faidley and the Outstanding Advisor award here.