Human Development and Family Studies alumna Vanessa McNeal wins Young Woman of Tomorrow award at Women of Persimmon ceremony

Vanessa McNeal, a 2015 Iowa State alumna in child, adult, and family services, won the Young Woman of Tomorrow award at the 2017 Cedar Valley Women of Persimmon awards ceremony on April 25. The recognition is given by the YWCA of Black Hawk County. Nominees demonstrate a commitment to the Cedar Valley through their time, talents, and efforts. Award categories include Professional/Business Woman, Volunteer, Young Woman of Tomorrow, Youth Advocate, and Business or Organization that Empowers Women. McNeal recently released her third documentary, “The Voiceless,” which features five men and their experiences with sexual assault. The film will be available for purchase online beginning May 1. More».

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