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

2018 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

  • Brent McBride, Human Development and Family Studies
  • Mohammad Babadoost, Crop Sciences
  • John Juvik, Crop Sciences
  • Soo-Yeun Lee, Food Science and Human Nutrition

SPITZE LAND-GRANT PROFESSORIAL CAREER EXCELLENCE AWARD

  • Elvira de Mejia, Food Science and Human Nutrition

FACULTY AWARD FOR GLOBAL IMPACT

  • Mary Arends-Kuenning, Agricultural and Consumer Economics

TEAM AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

  • INGENAES:

    Paul McNamara, Agricultural and Consumer Economics
  • Andrea Bohn, Agricultural and Consumer Economics
  • Maria Jones, Agricultural and Consumer Economics
  • Katy Mosiman, Agricultural and Consumer Economics
  • Han Bum Lee, Agricultural and Consumer Economics
  • Colby Silvert, Agricultural and Consumer Economics
  • Amber Martin, Agricultural and Consumer Economics
  • Lulu Rodriguez, Agricultural Communications
  • Juan Andrade, Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Austin Peterson, Agricultural and Consumer Economics
  • Jan Henderson, Agricultural and Consumer Economics

FACULTY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING

  • Senior

    Angela Kent, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
  • College

    Juan Andrade, Food Science and Human Nutrition

FACULTY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH

  • Senior

    Amy Ando, Agricultural and Consumer Economics
  • College

    Gail Ferguson, Human Development and Family Studies

FACULTY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN EXTENSION

  • Senior

    Aaron Hager, Crop Sciences

KARL E. GARDNER OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE ADVISER AWARD

  • Stephen Moose, Crop Sciences

JOHN CLYDE AND HENRIETTA DOWNEY SPITLER TEACHING AWARD

  • Dawn Bohn, Food Science and Human Nutrition

SPECIALIZED FACULTY TEACHING AWARD

  • Debra Korte, Agricultural Education Program

PROFESSIONAL STAFF AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

  • Sustained Excellence -- Advising, Teaching and Outreach

    Ann Finnegan, Agricultural and Consumer Economics
  • Sustained Excellence -- Research

    Kristin Greer, Crop Sciences
  • Sustained Excellence -- Administrative/Management or Technical Contributions

    C. Diane Anderson, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
  • Innovation and Creativity

    Douglas Wolters, ACES Administration

MARCELLA M. NANCE STAFF AWARD

  • Cathy Cherry, Human Development and Family Studies

SERVICE RECOGNITION AWARD

  • Guy Johnson, Food Science and Human Nutrition

STAFF AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

  • Jennifer Black, Crop Sciences
  • Andrea Ray, Agricultural Education Program

GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD

  • Ph.D.

    Patricia Wolf, Division of Nutritional Sciences
  • M.S.

    Guanying (Bianca) Xu, Food Science and Human Nutrition

LOUIS V. LOGEMAN GRADUATE STUDENT TEACHING AWARD

  • Candice Mazewski, Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Janice Kelly, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences

ACES ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AWARD OF MERIT

  • Sam R. Eathington, B.S. ’91, M.S. ’92, Ph.D. ’95 Agronomy of Chesterfield, MO
  • Eric H. Jackson, B.S. ’83 Ag Economics of Minneapolis, MN
  • David W. Mies , B.S. ’70 Ag Sciences, M.S. ’71 Plant Breeding of Mahomet, IL
  • Donald L. Moffitt, B.S. ’69 Ag Education of Gilson, IL
  • John G. Reifsteck, B.S. ‘77 Ag Economics of Champaign, IL

2017 Videos

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