Life sciences undergraduates recognized for leadership at Iowa African-American Hall of Fame event

August 28, 2015

De'Airius Salibi and Grace Ansah
De’Airius Salibi (l) and Grace Ansah
at the August 7, 2015 Iowa African American
Hall of Fame banquet.

Two outstanding ISU life sciences students, Grace A. Ansah (junior in Biology) and De’Airius D. Salibi (sophomore in Food Science), received scholarships from the Iowa African-American Hall of Fame, an organization that recognizes the outstanding achievements of African-Americans who have enhanced the quality of life for all Iowans. Grace and De’Airius were recognized for their academic achievements and their records of successful leadership.

Professor Jo Anne Powell-Coffman, GDCB Department Chair, and Professor Clark Coffman, also of GDCB, were among the attendees of the Iowa African-American Hall of Fame (IAAHF) banquet and reception held on August 7, which also honored three 2015 inductees.

The IAAHF was founded in 1995 in Des Moines and since 2002, the IAAHF has been housed in the Black Cultural Center Inc. at Iowa State University.

ISU News Release