Celebration of Excellence 2019

The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources honors its outstanding faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends each spring at the Celebration of Excellence ceremony. Celebration of Excellence 2019 was held Thursday, April 11, at Reynolds Alumni Center. Awards were given for teaching, research, advising, extension, service and volunteering.

Frederick B. Mumford Awards

Outstanding Faculty: Pat Guinan

Outstanding Staff: Christa Smith

Distinguished Service: Ed Turner

Teaching and Advising Awards

Outstanding Senior Teaching Award: Mary Hendrickson

Outstanding Early Career Teacher: Lesleighan Cravens

Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor: Jill Moreland

Outstanding Graduate Mentor: Sonja Wilhelm Stanis

Alumni Awards

Alumnus of the Year: Gary Marshall

Citation of Merit: Brian Munzlinger

Honorary Membership: Gary Wheeler

Honorary Membership: Stephen O’Loughlin

Haynes Distinguished Service Award: Ken Schneeberger

True Tiger Award: Joe Dillard

Past President Award: Emily Kueker

Student Awards

Outstanding Freshman: Paxton Dahmer

Outstanding Sophomore: Sydnee Mason

Outstanding Junior: Colton Spencer

Outstanding Senior: Maria Kuhns

Outstanding Student Organization: Mizzou SAIFD

Research Awards

Early Investigator Researcher: Ben Knapp

Distinguished Researcher: Scott Peck

J.W. Burch State Specialist Agricultural Extension Award

Burch: John Lory

Staff Award

Outstanding Staff: Michelle Brooks


Roger L. Mitchell Fellow: Patrick Westhoff

Brady J. Deaton Fellow in International Agriculture: Robert Sharp

Allan W. Purdy Award

Purdy: Shari Freyermuth