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

2016 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

  • Karen Chapman-Novakofski, Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Fred Kolb, Crop Sciences
  • Sandra Rodriguez-Zas, Animal Sciences

SPITZE LAND-GRANT PROFESSORIAL CAREER EXCELLENCE AWARD

  • Rodney Johnson, Animal Sciences

FACULTY AWARD FOR GLOBAL IMPACT

  • Mosbah Kushad, Crop Sciences

TEAM AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

  • Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction and Science Assessment Team:

    Carla Blue, University of Illinois Extension
  • Eliana Brown, University of Illinois Extension
  • George Czapar, University of Illinois Extension
  • Mark David, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
  • Kaitlin Hollenbeck, University of Illinois Extension
  • Corrie Layfield, University of Illinois Extension
  • Greg McIsaac, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
  • Lisa Merrifield, University of Illinois Extension
  • Brian Miller, University of Illinois Extension
  • Corey Mitchell, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
  • Anjanette Riley, University of Illinois Extension
  • Gary Schnitkey, Agricultural and Consumer Economics

FACULTY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING

  • Senior

    Amy Ando, Agricultural and Consumer Economics
  • College

    Anna Dilger, Animal Sciences

FACULTY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH

  • Senior

    Keith Cadwallader, Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • College

    Katherine Baylis, Agricultural and Consumer Economics

FACULTY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN EXTENSION

  • Senior

    Angela Wiley, Human Development and Family Studies
  • College

    Phil Cardoso, Animal Sciences

KARL E. GARDNER OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE ADVISER AWARD

  • Janeen Salak-Johnson, Animal Sciences

JOHN CLYDE AND HENRIETTA DOWNEY SPITLER TEACHING AWARD

  • Robert Knox, Animal Sciences

TEACHING ASSOCIATE TEACHING AWARD

  • Kari Keating, Agricultural Education

PROFESSIONAL STAFF AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

  • Sustained Excellence -- Advising, Teaching and Outreach

    Jan Brooks, Human Development and Family Studies
  • Sustained Excellence -- Research

    Pamela Utterback, Animal Sciences
  • Sustained Excellence -- Administrative/Management or Technical Contributions

    LeAnn Ormsby, ACES Information Technology and Communication Services
  • Innovation and Creativity

    Jessa Barnard, Agricultural and Consumer Economics

MARCELLA M. NANCE STAFF AWARD

  • Robert Chappell, ACES Academic Programs

STAFF AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

  • Nikki Baker, Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Myra Sully, Animal Sciences

SERVICE RECOGNITION AWARD

  • Lisa Ainsworth, Crop Sciences

GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD

  • Ph.D.

    Tzu-Wen Liu, Nutritional Sciences
  • M.S.

    Angie Daum, Food Science and Human Nutrition

LOUIS V. LOGEMAN GRADUATE STUDENT TEACHING AWARD

  • Brad Daigneault, Animal Sciences
  • Dina Izenstark, Human Development and Family Studies

ACES ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AWARD OF MERIT

  • Donna R. Greene, B.S. '75 Home Economics Education, Champaign, IL
  • Dr. Robert J. Gustafson, B.S. '71 Ag Engineering; M.S. '72 Ag Engineering, Worthington, OH
  • W. Scott McAdam, B.S. '80 Horticulture, Lemont, IL
  • James R. Shearl, M.S. '76 Extension Education, Loda, IL

2016 Photos

2016 Award Winners Photo Album

View the 2016 Awards photo album on our Facebook page

View PDF of past recipients