Celebration of Excellence 2020

Celebration of Excellence Week 2020: Nov. 16-20

The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources honors its outstanding faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends each year. Celebration of Excellence Week 2020 is being held virtually Nov. 16-20. Awards are given for teaching, research, advising, writing, extension and service.

Frederick B. Mumford Awards

Outstanding Faculty: Walter Gassmann

Outstanding Staff: Laura Friedrich

Distinguished Service: TBA

Teaching Awards

Outstanding Senior Teaching Award: Michael Sykuta

Outstanding Early Career Teaching Award: Rebecca North

Research Awards

Early Investigator Research Award: Jared Decker

Distinguished Research Award: Felix Fritschi

J.W. Burch State Specialist Agricultural Extension Award

Burch: Teng Lim

Staff Award

Outstanding Staff: Genevieve Howard

Graduate Student Awards

Distinguished Thesis: Emily Piontek

Distinguished Thesis: Austin Sanders

Distinguished Dissertation: Elizabeth Prentice

Outstanding CAFNR Student Awards

CAFNR Student Council announced the Outstanding CAFNR Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Seniors the week of May 11-14.

Outstanding Freshman: Kensie Darst

Outstanding Sophomore: Lauren Quinlan

Outstanding Junior: Jacob Blank

Two Outstanding Seniors: Natalie Ayers and Caleb Quinlan