On Monday, May 2nd the Department of Statistics gathered at Reiman Gardens to honor Sarah Nusser who retired in 2021 after more than three decades at Iowa State. Following her obtainment of both bachelor's and master's degrees in botany from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and North Carolina State University, Sarah earned MS and Ph.D. degrees in statistics at ISU. She joined the Department of Statistics as an assistant professor in 1992. By 2003, Nusser was promoted to full professor and named Fellow of the American Statistical Association. She served as Director of the Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology (CSSM) for many years and played a major role in making CSSM the strong unit it is today. Nusser became an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute in 2012 and served as ISU Vice President for Research from 2014 to 2020. Nusser is also among the newest class of AAAS Fellows, obtaining the status in 2021. We congratulate Sarah on a wonderful career and thank her for contributing so much to Iowa State and the Department of Statistics.
Those who spoke at the program were: Dan Nettleton (Department Chair), Beate Schmittmann (LAS Dean), Zhengyuan Zhu (Director of CSSM), Curtis Brundy (Associate Librarian), Wayne Fuller (Professor Emeritus), Adina Howe (Associate Professor) and Alicia Carriquiry (Distinguished Professor).