I remember reading a thread on here about faculty/staff at ISU that made a difference in some of the poster's lives. Here is a way for you to honor those people...
The Iowa State University Alumni Association (ISUAA) established a new award this year as a way for former ISU students to recognize current or former ISU faculty or staff members who had a significant influence in their lives as students at ISU. Nominees may be anyone who is or was employed by ISU. Nominees need not be Iowa State alumni. Nominators must have attended ISU as a student but need not to have graduated from ISU. Nominations should be submitted based on the impact the ISU faculty or staff member had on the former studentsí professional or personal life. This award may be given posthumously. Up to six awards are granted annually.

Faculty-Staff Inspiration Award - Iowa State University Alumni Association