Dr. Jodi Sterle was initiated into Cardinal Key Honor Society yesterday. This is Iowa State University's highest honor society. Originally founded in 1926, Cardinal Key was first established as a men's senior honorary until 1975, when it expanded its charter to recognize outstanding women leaders on campus.
Selection is based upon the four cardinal virtues of scholarship, leadership, service and character. To be considered for the selection into Cardinal Key, faculty and staff must be employed at Iowa State University and nominated by Cardinal Key members. Eligible faculty and staff are those who demonstrate outstanding leadership and service in university activities, whose scholarship is of high standing and whose character is above reproach.