Deanna Waters

Honored by:David Waters
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Deanna Waters has shown outstanding qualities of leadership, persistence, compassion and creativity during her days at Iowa State, on through her life. At Iowa State, together with her husband, Dave, Deanna produced and directed two musicals for Stars Over Veisha, "Wonderful Town" and "The Music Man." She starred in 'Born Yesterday" and "Finian's Rainbow," was a member of the Iowa State Singers and Contemporary Dancers. She went on to play major roles at the Rainbow Stage outdoor professional theatre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Deanna was recognised for her contributions on campus at Iowa State by being elected to Mortar Board, the top honorary organization for women.

Deanna's career has been varied and challenging, a testament to the variety of courses and experiences she received at Iowa State: Staff/Management Training, Director and Publications Editor for Eaton's of Canada Pacific and Western Divisions; Editor Manitoba Business Journal; Public Relations Director Manitoba Theatre Centre; Producer/Director Trinity Television; Corporate Communications Director, Palliser Furniture; Director of Marketing and Communications, Winnipeg Economic Development Corporation and Executive Director Take Pride Winnipeg.

Deanna has written the lyrics for over 100 sacred selections for solo and choral groups, performed on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's national television network program, "Hymn Sing".  The selections are published and recorded by Waterloo Music.

Her life was dramatically changed through this opportunity to write lyrics for  "Hymn Sing" leading her to make a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior.

She is the mother of two exceptional daughters: Michele MacBeath, who has earned her Master's Degree in Speech and Language Therapy, and Marcie Waters, Bachelor of Psychology and Bachelor of Music Therapy. Her husband, David, year of '63, has collaborated on many projects with Deanna at university as well as professionally. He is now retired from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and is working in his own business with Deanna, representing a company called USANA Health Sciences. Together they are helping people to improve their health and financial status.  They received the company's prestigious award worldwide in 1996, The Dr. Wentz Vision Award.

Deanna Waters graduated in 1963 with a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications with minors in Journalism, French and Child Development, and is a member of Pi Beta Phi.

Submitted 7/1/96; updated 29/11/2013