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Name: Christopher Kent

Major at ISU: Acting/Directing

Graduation Year: 2015

Hometown: Amana, Iowa

Current Residence: Minneapolis, Minnesota

What were you involved in during your time at ISU? Acting, Directing, and Set Building

Eleanor Kahn Honored with Distinguished Alumni Award from Iowa State University Department of Music and Theatre
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Ames, Iowa—Eleanor Kahn, Chicago scenic designer, received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Iowa State University’s Department of Music and Theatre at an honors and awards ceremony on Oct. 24 in Ames, Iowa.

Dennis Babcock Honored with LAS Dean's Arts and Humanities Award
Dennis Babcock

Ames, Iowa—Dennis Babcock, founder and president of The Daniel Group, received the LAS Dean’s Arts and Humanities Award from Iowa State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) at an honors and awards ceremony on Oct. 24 in Ames, Iowa.

The award recognizes alumni and friends of the college who have enhanced appreciation of the arts and humanities at a local, state, national or international level. Babcock was honored for his positive artistry and innovation in the arts.

Adam McDonald Honored with Distinguished Alumni Award
Adam McDonald received the Distinguished Alumni Award

Adam McDonald received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Iowa State University’s Department of Music and Theatre at an honors and awards ceremony on Oct. 24 in Ames, Iowa.

A native of Saint Paul, Minnesota, McDonald graduated from Iowa State University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in piano performance. After graduating from The Boston Conservatory with a master’s degree in classical piano, he moved to New York City where his work as an audition pianist, class accompanist and vocal coach helped clients land jobs on Broadway and national tours.