Star in the metro today.
Jacob: drake university gets a superstar guest for its gala tonight.
Ashton kutcher stopping by the ron pearson center, and picking up a big- time honor from his home state.
Kutcher, the actor and producer of many hollywood shows and movies, says he's always thankful to be back in iowa.
The actor received the robert "d" ray pillar of character award.
His work with the native fund, which benefits schools and families helped him earn it.
Kutcher says he's humbled to receive such a prestigious award, but hopes he can still do more.
"and it's almost bizarre to me because i would, i don't see not doing something as an option, which i think is just a function of how i was raised, and the people that surrounded me in my life.
If you have the ability to help, you help " jacob: kutcher was born and raised in cedar rapids.
He attended the university of iowa, before starting a modeling career.
He began his acting career in that 70s show.