Congrats to CAFNR Staff Council leader Cindy Greenwood for being named a Driver to Distinction! Here Greenwood is surprised with the award by Vice Chancellor & Dean Christopher Daubert and Pat Market, interim director of the School of Natural Resources.
CAFNR Research Center superintendents had their annual meeting in St. Louis Dec. 3-5, where they toured the Science Center and Danforth Plant Science Center and participated in various trainings and presentations. As part of the meetings, David Davis of Forage Systems Research Center received the Outstanding Superintendent Award, while Thresa Chism, Bradford Research Center, was honored with the Outstanding Staff Award.
CAFNR students learned about potential jobs and internships through industry tours and visits with executives, as part of the recent Agribusiness Career Connection program. This year's program took students to southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas. The annual trip happens during Thanksgiving break.
Tim Reinbott, assistant director for the Agricultural Experiment Station, received the CAFNR Proud award at the college's annual Novemberfest event. Reinbott was honored for his work serving as interim Fisher Delta Research Center superintendent.
On Nov. 20, three people were recognized with the first Driver to Distinction awards. Congratulations to James Hundle, Kristen Smarr and Matt Arri. Kristen, past director of marketing and communications (and current Mizzou deputy chief marketing and communicators officer) was honored for her help in developing CAFNR's strategic plan. James, assistant to the dean, and Matt, director of career services, were honored for their work in organizing a major employment event.
Arts and Science Curators’ Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate George P. Smith was the speaker at the inaugural CAFNR Research Council Coffee and Conversations seminar Nov. 19. Smith spoke on the research for which he received the world's highest scientific honor, phage display, and answered questions from the audience. Attendees had the chance to visit with Dr. Smith personally before the event over coffee and cookies.
CAFNR faculty, staff and students were honored at the recent Mizzou International Engagement Reception. Kerry Clark, director of CAFNR International Programs (not pictured as she was out of the country), received the International Faculty of the Year award. Vicki Bryan (far right), coordinator for the Interdisciplinary Plant Group, was honored with the International Engagement Award - Outstanding Staff. Clark's colleague, Ken Schneeberger (fourth from left) and son, Chris Stewart (fifth from left) accepted in her honor. In addition, Grace Miller, agricultural education student, received the Bond International Scholars Award to study this spring in New Zealand.
Students participated in CAFNR's International Education Week events Nov. 18-20, including Coffee & Crepes, International Trivia, study abroad fair, and International Photo Contest voting.
The University of Missouri, including the Colleges of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources; Arts & Science; and Engineering celebrated the grand opening of the East Campus Plant Growth Facility Friday, Nov. 15. The new facility will allow Mizzou’s researchers to make revolutionary contributions to society and help to combat global challenges such as drought and feeding the billions.
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