Sandra Rogers May

Honored by:Everett J. May
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My name is Dr. Everett May. I would like to honor my wife Sandra Rogers May. I want to honor her first of all because I love her dearly. Sandy is the most enthusiastic, dedicated, loving and devoted lady I have ever known. She is also the most caring and sharing person any friend could have. Sandy is not only my best friend but a friend to so many others. She has a very energetic personality in every way, but especially in regard to I.S.U. It is my desire to honor Sandy for her outstanding contribution to Iowa State during her years as a student as well as the years following.

Sandy was born in Des Moines, Iowa, June 16, 1937 and in 1941 moved to Fort Dodge, Iowa where she graduated from high school in 1955. Wallace A. Rogers and Pearl Page Rogers were her parents. Sandy's father received his BS and MS at Iowa State. He was President of the Student Body, Chairman of Veishea, member of Cardinal Key and received the Alumni Merit Award. Sandy's brother, Wallace A. Rogers, MD also received his BS and MS at Iowa State.

While attending I.S.U., Sandy was a member of Delta Delta Delta, Iowa State Singers, soloist with the Singers tour, Treasurer of Singers, Iowa State Octet, and Sigma Alpha Iota, music honorary. Pep Club, Stars Over Veisha lead 1,3, and lead in "Annie Get Your Gun". Delta Phi Delta art honorary, Applied Art Club vice-president and Home Ec Council 4. Sandy graduated from I.S.U. in 1959.

In 1962, Sandy moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota where she started her own interior design firm in 1969. She has been listed in Who's Who in America for her business and community contributions. Activities include Chairman Bloomington, Minnesota High School Home Economics Advisory Board, President Delta Delta Delta House Corporation at University of Minnesota, Chapter and Rush Advisor Delta Delta Delta at the University of Minnesota, soloist with the Minneapolis Symphony, Elder and Deacon First Presbyterian Church, and ASID and IFDA - Design Professional Associations.

In 1986 Sandy married Dr. Everett May and moved to Dallas, Texas. Sandy commutes to Minneapolis for her design business. Since moving to Dallas she has been Chairman of the Northwood Women's Charity Ball of Dallas.

Sandy contributed a large art collection to I.S.U. Brunier Museum. She is a member of Order of the Knoll and ISU Foundation Board of Governors.

Sandy has two married daughters, Lisa Page Stenseth and Julia Anne Staads. She also has five grandchildren Allison Page Stenseth, Brittney Maurie Stenseth, Benjamin Graham Staads, Matthew August Staads, and Zachary Rogers Staads.

Submitted on 12/19/94

Updated on 02/25/03