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Henry Nguyen Awarded 2018 Crop Science Research Award

Henry T. Nguyen, Curators’ Distinguished Professor in Plant Sciences, has been awarded the 2018 Crop Science Research Award by the Crop Science Society of America. This award is presented to recognize outstanding research contributions in crop science. Candidates are evaluated on significance and originality of basic and applied research contributions in crop science, excellence in creative reasoning and skill in obtaining significant data and total impact of contributions on crop science and other fields, nationally and internationally

Nguyen will be recognized at the Society’s international meeting in November 2018.

Felix Fritschi Accepted as Fellow in Crop Science Society of America

Felix Fritschi, C. Alice Donaldson Professor in Bioenergy Crop Physiology and Genetics, has been accepted as a Fellow in the Crop Science Society of America. Fellow is the highest recognition bestowed by the CSSA. Members of the Society nominate worthy colleagues based on their professional achievements and meritorious service. Fritschi will be recognized at the Society’s international meeting in November 2018.

Judy Stallmann Awarded 2018 Donald W. Fancher Provost Award for Outstanding Achievement in Extension and Continuing Education

Judy Stallmann, professor, Agricultural and Applied Economics, Rural Sociology, Public Affairs, was named the recipient of the Donald W. Fancher Provost Award for Outstanding Achievement in Extension and Continuing Education. The purpose of this award is to provide special recognition to faculty members who have made outstanding contributions to the extension and continuing education efforts of the campus. Stallmann will be recognized along with other faculty awardees at the annual Faculty Awards Dinner in fall 2018.

David Patterson receives Animal Management Award from the American Society of Animal Science

David Patterson, professor of animal sciences and state beef Extension specialist, was honored with the 2018 Animal Management Award from the American Society of Animal Science. Patterson joined the Division of Animal Sciences at the University of Missouri in 1996 after serving as State Extension Beef Specialist in Reproductive Physiology at the University of Kentucky.  Dr. Patterson’s extension program is directed toward the development of a progressive state-wide educational program in cow-calf production with emphasis on reproduction and management of beef heifers and cows. Patterson led the development of Missouri’s Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Program, which is the first comprehensive, state-wide, on farm beef heifer development and marketing program in the U.S. and a new Quality Beef by the Numbers program. Patterson’s research efforts have gained wide industry acceptance, and resulted in new strategies to synchronize estrous cycles of postpartum beef cows and replacement beef heifers. He has previously received ASAS Extension and Animal Industry Service Awards and recently received the NAAB Research Award.

The ASAS Animal Management Award recognizes an individual  that has contributed to excellent research in the biological or production management of livestock. This award is sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim.

Eric Aldrich Named 2018 Professor of the Year

Eric Aldrich, instructor of atmospheric science, was named 2018 Professor of the Year by Mizzou Athletics. Aldrich was honored with the award April 16 at the Mizzou ROARS event, which celebrates student-athletes’ successes each spring. The award is presented to the professor who “has inspired their students to exceed their potential and go above and beyond expectations to assist all students.”

Antje Heese Receives Outstanding Undergraduate Mentor Award and Ann K. Covington Award

Antje Heese, associate professor of biochemistry, received both the 2018 Outstanding Undergraduate Mentor Award from the MU Office of Undergraduate Research, and the Ann K. Covington Award from the MU Fellowship Office, which honors faculty who have served as mentors to undergraduates seeking nationally competitive fellowships. She was honored at the MU Excels celebration on April 30 for the Covington Award, and earlier in April for the Undergraduate Mentor Award. She was one of only two faculty members at the university to receive both awards.

Shibu Jose Honored with Partner in Advancement Leadership Award

Shibu Jose, director of the School of Natural Resources, was honored with the Partner in Advancement Leadership Award from MU Advancement. This award recognizes his efforts in engaging with alumni, donors and stakeholders for endowments to strengthen SNR. This spring was the first time this award was given out by the MU Vice Chancellor for Advancement, Tom Hiles; Jose was one of just two recipients.

Melissa Mitchum Named Presidential Engagement Fellow

Melissa Mitchum, professor of plant sciences, was named a Presidential Engagement Fellow for the UM System. This is the inaugural class of fellows. Fifteen faculty members were chosen among the four campuses in the UM System. The purpose of the program is to share faculty accomplishments with the citizens of Missouri; fellows are chosen based on their demonstrated excellence as well as their ability to communicate their research to the public. The program is administered through the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Extension and Engagement.

Craig Paukert Receives the Gold Chalk Award

Craig Paukert, associate cooperative professor of fisheries and wildlife, received the Gold Chalk Award from the MU Graduate Professional Council. This award is presented to MU faculty who have made significant contributions to the education and training of graduate and professional students. Paukert was honored at a ceremony in April.

Bill Wiebold Receives President’s Award for Service

Bill Wiebold, professor of plant sciences, was surprised with the President’s Award for Service from the UM System during a meeting on April 20. This honor recognizes faculty who show exemplary and extensive service to the university that is above and beyond the normal service expectation, such as mentoring other faculty in the areas of teaching, research, scholarship, outreach and economic development. The UM System President’s Awards are presented annually to faculty members across the four campuses of the UM System who have made exceptional contributions in advancing the mission of the university. Wiebold will be formally recognized by UM System President Mun Choi during an awards celebration in June.