The Iowa State University Alumni Association established the Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award in 1968 to recognize outstanding seniors who display high character, outstanding achievement in academics and university/community activities, and promise for continuing these exemplary qualities as alumni. The award is named for Wallace E. “Red” Barron (Class of ’28), who served as director of alumni affairs at Iowa State from 1937 to 1968. Awardees receive recognition and the Official Iowa State University Ring, compliments of the ISU Alumni Association. A minimum of two awards are granted annually. Dan is a current undergraduate in the Political Science program and was named a recipient of the Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award this year.
As a freshman, Dan Jacobi jumped right in as recruitment chair for Beta Sigma Psi Fraternity – and he’s never looked back. By the following year, Dan had become one of the youngest presidents in the fraternity’s history. Under his leadership, ISU’s Beta Sigma Psi chapter earned the Iowa State Greek Community’s President’s Award for Fraternal Excellence, the ISU Student Activities Center’s Outstanding Commitment to Service Award, and Beta Sigma Psi National Fraternity’s Edwards Award for Best Chapter Management. Dan has remained extremely active in ISU’s Greek Community, serving as vice president of council operations for the Interfraternity Council this past year.
But it isn’t only Beta Sigma Psi and the ISU Greek Community that have benefitted from Dan’s dedication, leadership, and commitment to excellence. He has been active with Student Government’s ISU Legislative Ambassadors and ISU Business Council, has been a peer mentor helping fellow students within the Ivy College of Business, and has volunteered with a number of organizations in and around Ames – including Habitat for Humanity, Memorial Lutheran Church, and Relay for Life, to name just a few.
A member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Dan was a 2016 ISU Homecoming Cardinal Court honoree. He has worked as an event management and game operations intern for the ISU athletics department since 2015 and has also held student positions with Caterpillar Inc.’s study abroad program and Lyndhurst Capital.
He is a life member of the ISU Alumni Association.