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Curtiss League Annual Report

Curtiss League, an initiative for young alumni of Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences(CALS) was launched in the spring of 2014. Curtiss League membership includes exclusive news on college events and initiatives. In addition, it allows members to engage in their choice of college and industry recruitment, awareness and advocacy efforts.

Photo of Curtiss League Annual Report CoverCheck out the highlights from the 2018 Curtiss League Annual Report.


  • Engage young alumni in student recruitment and retention
  • Activate young alumni as advocates for the college in their communities, workplaces and with stakeholder groups
  • Deepen alumni understanding of academic opportunities and overall strengths and relevance of the college


  • Assist new students in transition to Iowa State University
  • Increase CALS visibility and that of alumni in their communities
  • Encourage advocacy by alumni for CALS
  • Increase alumni attendance at CALS alumni events
  • Increase alumni awareness of CALS
  • Generate multilayered engagement between college, alumni and current and prospective students

Membership Information:

  • 261 Curtiss League members
  • 192 in-state
  • 68 out-of-state
  • 1 international
  • 22 majors represented

Curtiss League Action Items:

  • 93 percent actively engaged in Curtiss League initiatives: recruitment, awareness, advocacy
  • 33 percent helped with recruitment and retention efforts
  • 7 percent participated in advocacy efforts
  • 81 percent were active in awareness initiatives

2018 Highlights:

  • 35 members participated in the Curtiss League Kick-Off Event
  • 201 members actively engaged the college on social media
  • 77 members attended a campus or regional CALS event

Past Annual Reports: