Two Iowa State students receive Great Plains IDEA Student Excellence Awards


AMES, Iowa – Two Iowa State University students are the recipients of Great Plains IDEA Student Excellence Awards.

Great Plains Interactive Distance Education (Great Plains IDEA) awarded Kelley Harris and Shaojun Huang each $1,000 Student Excellence Awards. Harris is obtaining a master’s degree in youth development and Huang is obtaining a master’s degree in family financial planning. Harris and Huang are two of 10 students throughout Great Plains IDEA to receive the awards this year.

The Great Plains IDEA governing cabinet reviewed students’ goals and granted the awards. Nineteen accredited universities are members of Great Plains IDEA, a solution to quality online degrees since 2000. In various combinations, universities together offer nine human sciences and nine agriculture programs online.

Learn more about Iowa State University degrees offered through Great Plains IDEA.