Month: November 2018


Student of the Month

School: University of Iowa Region: MACURH
Nominee: Isabella Dietrich Nominator: Jordan Hansen

On-Campus Population: 6300 Chapter Size: 23

Please explain the outstanding contributions of the nominee during the month of nomination

When I think about what it means to be an exemplary student, I think about an individual who is not only dedicated to their studies but also strives to make the most of every opportunity throughout their academic experience. By this definition, Isabella (Bella) Dietrich is one of the most exemplary students I know. Throughout the month of November, Bella has been consistently dedicated to making a difference on campus, excelling in her academic endeavors, and investing in our floor community.

Bella’s involvement on campus constantly amazes me. The beginning of November was an extremely busy time for Bella as she was very invested in the midterm elections. As an executive board member for Hawkeye Caucus, Bella helped facilitate multiple events designed to encourage students to contact their legislators and also get registered to vote. On election day, Bella dedicated her entire day to helping process ballots for students. She also sent a reminder message to our entire floor about the importance of voting in the election. Beyond election day, Bella has also facilitated multiple workshops for the University of Iowa Student Government to help student leaders learn how to communicate effectively with legislators. And, in addition to her work with Hawkeye Caucus, Bella has also volunteered at the University of Iowa Clothing Closet every week throughout November.

Along with her involvement, Bella has continued to excel in her academic endeavors. Bella is taking multiple challenging Political Science courses this semester, and I have constantly seen her dedication to her own learning as well as her commitment to being a leader for her project groups throughout November. On top of the coursework for her major, she is also taking a night class to help her prepare to take the LSAT. Although these academic efforts are impressive, my favorite moment during November was when Bella rushed into my room to tell me she had been nominated for the Fulbright Program. This prestigious opportunity would allow Bella to travel abroad and do research. I screamed and was so excited for her. She then shared with me that she truly appreciated my reaction because she had told others about the exciting opportunity and they did not really know what she was talking about. Being the humble individual that she is, I know that Bella did not explain to them how impressive this accomplishment is, so I am glad I had the chance to celebrate this exciting opportunity with her.

In addition to all these achievements throughout November, Bella has also been incredibly engaged within our floor community. She was eager to provide ideas and advice when I was trying to plan a November floor social that everyone would enjoy. Additionally, each Tuesday night we have a weekly floor social, and Bella is one of the few people I can count on to be there every week. She is always willing to help me set- up or clean-up the event, and she does a great job of engaging in meaningful conversations with other members of the floor community!

I cannot think of another student who would be more deserving of being recognized as Student of the Month than Bella Dietrich. In campus involvement, academics, and engagement with the floor community, Bella has truly gone above and beyond. I am thankful she is a resident I can count on to care about our community, a student leader I can look up to, and a friend I can share laughs with almost every day. I hope you will join me in recognizing Bella as Student of the Month for November 2018.

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Date of entry into database: 2018-12-02 20:35:09

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