Brenda Jones NCORE-ISCORE Change Agent Award

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Brenda Jones, a university professor of art and visual culture, has created artwork for each ISCORE conference since its inception. Her striking paintings, dominated by faces – brown, black, and white – have become a fitting symbol of the event that promotes understanding across races and ethnicities.

In recognition of her work, the Brenda Jones Change Agent Award is given annually to an ISCORE student alumnus. The award recognizes an alum who demonstrates personal growth in understanding issues related to race and ethnicity, contributes to the awareness of topics relating to race and ethnicity among peers, and passionately uses their talents to create change in their community. 

Eligibility: Must have attended the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) as an Iowa State Student and presented at the Thomas L. Hill Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE).

Anyone can nominate an individual who meets the eligibility of the Brenda Jones NCORE-ISCORE Change Agent Award. Self-nominations are accepted.

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Change Agent Award Recipients

2021 NCORE-ISCORE Brenda Jones Change Agent Award Nadine Veasley, Poloma Mate-Kodojo, and Madeline Spikes, 2020-2021 cohort

Previous Winners:
2020 NCORE-ISCORE Brenda Jones Change Agent Award All NCORE-ISCORE Student Scholar Alumni

2019 NCORE-ISCORE Brenda Jones Change Agent Award
Caleb Short

2018 NCORE-ISCORE Brenda Jones Change Agent Award
Kennesha Woods

2017 NCORE-ISCORE Brenda Jones Change Agent Award
Susan Cruz-Rodriguez, 2014-2015 cohort

2016 NCORE-ISCORE Brenda Jones Change Agent Award
Markus Flynn, 2013-2014 cohort

2015 NCORE-ISCORE Brenda Jones Change Agent Award
Janelle Seward, 2005-2006 cohort

2014 NCORE-ISCORE Brenda Jones Change Agent Award
Carlos Ramirez, 2009-2010 cohort

2013 NCORE-ISCORE Brenda Jones Change Agent Award
David Romero, 2002-2003 cohort

Learn more about Brenda Jones and her inspiration and history with ISCORE.