While double-majoring in journalism and mass communications and hotel, restaurant and institution management, Boyd was Ethos magazine’s editor in chief, a reporter for the Iowa State Daily, and an integral part of the annual Veishea Cherry Pies fundraiser. Today, she is an associate food editor for Meredith Corporation.
In addition to their preeminent professional contributions, the Smiths have also been loyal friends to Iowa State University. Their gifts have made a remarkable impact on faculty hiring, equipment upgrades, and enhancements to the geology field camp experience for Iowa State students. This spring, they will receive ISU's Distinguished Alumni Award.