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College of ACES and Paul A. Funk Awards
The College of ACES and Paul A. Funk Recognition Awards

2019 Award Recipients

Each spring we recognize contributions of our faculty, staff, and graduate students through the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences and Paul A. Funk Recognition Awards. These awards, presented at an evening banquet, honor individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievements or exceptional service to the college.

PAUL A. FUNK RECOGNITION AWARD

  • Barbara Fiese, Human Development and Family Studies
  • Gary Schnitkey, Agricultural and Consumer Economics
  • Patrick Tranel, Crop Sciences

SPITZE LAND-GRANT PROFESSORIAL CAREER EXCELLENCE AWARD

  • Roderick Mackie, Animal Sciences

RUNGE FACULTY DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

  • DoKyoung Lee, Crop Sciences

FACULTY AWARD FOR GLOBAL IMPACT

  • Peter Goldsmith, Agricultural and Consumer Economics

TEAM AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

  • Turner Hall Renovation Team:

    Dr. German Bollero, Office of Research
  • Dr. Jeff Brawn, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
  • Meg Cline, University of Illinois Foundation
  • Barry Dickerson, Gies College of Business Advancement
  • Darren Gentzler, ACES Facilities Planning and Management
  • Dr. Bob Hauser, Agricultural and Consumer Economics
  • Nichole Isaac, Office of Research
  • Marise Robbins-Forbes, ACES Advancement
  • Amber Ruedi, Crop Sciences
  • Kelly Sullen, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
  • Roger VanHoy, Office of Corporate Relations
  • Doug Wolters, ACES Facilities Planning and Management

FACULTY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING

  • Senior

    Robin Jarrett, Human Development and Family Studies
  • College

    Brian Ogolsky, Human Development and Family Studies

FACULTY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH

  • Senior

    Craig Gundersen, Agricultural and Consumer Economics
  • College

    Zeynep Madak-Erdogan, Food Science and Human Nutrition

FACULTY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN EXTENSION

  • Senior

    Hans Stein, Animal Sciences
  • College

    No nominations for 2019

KARL E. GARDNER OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE ADVISER AWARD

  • Daniel Shike, Animal Sciences

JOHN CLYDE AND HENRIETTA DOWNEY SPITLER TEACHING AWARD

  • Phil Cardoso, Animal Sciences

SPECIALIZED FACULTY TEACHING AWARD

  • Jon Scholl, Agricultural and Consumer Economics

PROFESSIONAL STAFF AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

  • Sustained Excellence -- Advising, Teaching and Outreach

    No nominations for 2019
  • Sustained Excellence -- Research

    Mei Want, Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Sustained Excellence -- Administrative/Management or Technical Contributions

    Joseph Latessa, Office of Research
  • Innovation and Creativity

    Brian Jacobson, Food Science and Human Nutrition

MARCELLA M. NANCE STAFF AWARD/STAFF AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

  • Denise Dalton, ACES Advancement

SERVICE RECOGNITION AWARD

  • Carl Bernacchi, Crop Sciences

GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD

  • Ph.D.

    Mario Vailati-Riboni, Animal Sciences
  • Cassandra Nikolaus, Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • M.S.

    Brent Murphy, Crop Sciences

LOUIS V. LOGEMAN GRADUATE STUDENT TEACHING AWARD

  • Brianna Anderson, Human Development and Family Studies
  • Brendan Kuhns, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

ACES ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AWARD OF MERIT

  • Carl Burkybile, B.S. '69 Ag Education, M.S. '75 Vocational Education of Urbana, IL
    Director of Agriculture, Healing Hands International
  • Doyle Karr, B.S. '86 Agricultural Communications of Des Moines, IA
    Director of Consumer Insights and Social License, Corteva AgriScience
  • Becky Ropp, B.S. '95 Agricultural Communications of Normal, IL
    Director, Communications Division, Growmark
  • Rida Shibli, Ph.D. '90 Horticulture of Irbid, Jordan
    Professor of Plant Biotechnology and Biodiversity, University of Amman, Department of Horticulture and Crop Sciences
View PDF of past recipients