LeQuetia Ancar, assistant director of engineering student services and the college’s multicultural liaison, received an Iowa State University Alumni Association 2018 Faculty-Staff Inspiration Award for her continual support and passion for the College of Engineering.
ISUAA created this award to allow former Iowa State students to honor faculty and staff members who had a significant influence in their student lives.
From the ISUAA announcement:
LeQuetia Ancar (’99, MS ’04, PhD ’08 industrial and ag tech) is a proud Iowa State alumna with a passion for serving the university’s students, currently as assistant director of student services and multicultural liaison officer for the College of Engineering. Ancar’s leadership has touched student lives across the college and around campus, including service to groups such as the ISU Learning Communities Program, the Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity, the Program for Women in Science and Engineering, the National Society of Black Engineers, and the Multicultural Vision Program.
She has consistently worked to empower underrepresented students and has been recognized for her efforts with numerous awards, including ISU’s Multicultural Student Affairs Faculty/Staff Change Agent Award, the ISU Learning Communities Outstanding Service Award, and recognition in the “Women Impacting ISU” calendar.
“She creates opportunities for students to learn about engineering and how it can unite their interests,” wrote Ancar’s nominator. “In doing so, she helps make connections among students of color and women by providing safe spaces for students to ask questions…and learn not just how to survive, but to thrive at Iowa State.”