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

2017 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

  • Keith Cadwallader, Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Yuanhui Zhang, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

SPITZE LAND-GRANT PROFESSORIAL CAREER EXCELLENCE AWARD

  • Madhu Khanna, Agricultural and Consumer Economics

FACULTY AWARD FOR GLOBAL IMPACT

  • Richard Gates, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

TEAM AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

  • Food Bioprocessing Innovations Team:

    Leslie Alexander, Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Bruce Branham, Crop Sciences
  • Nicki Engeseth, Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Hao Feng, Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Brian Jacobson, Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Youngsoo Lee, Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Matt Smith, ACES Administration
  • Pawan Takhar, Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Marla Todd, Information Technology and Communication Services

FACULTY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING

  • Senior

    Jennifer Hardesty, Human Development and Family Studies
  • College

    David Rosch, Agricultural Education

FACULTY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH

  • Senior

    Hans Stein, Animal Sciences
  • College

    Michael Ward, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences

FACULTY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN EXTENSION

  • Senior

    Paul McNamara, Agricultural and Consumer Economics

KARL E. GARDNER OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE ADVISER AWARD

  • Robert Hughes, Jr., Human Development and Family Studies

JOHN CLYDE AND HENRIETTA DOWNEY SPITLER TEACHING AWARD

  • Nicholas Paulson, Agricultural and Consumer Economics

TEACHING ASSOCIATE TEACHING AWARD

  • Justine Karduck, Food Science and Human Nutrition

PROFESSIONAL STAFF AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

  • Sustained Excellence -- Advising, Teaching and Outreach

    Robert Petrea, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Sustained Excellence -- Research

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

    Darcy Meents, Human Development and Family Studies
  • Innovation and Creativity

    Kathryn Partlow, ACES Administration

MARCELLA M. NANCE STAFF AWARD

  • Melissa Warmbier, Agricultural and Consumer Economics

STAFF AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

  • Lauren Redman, Animal Sciences

GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD

  • Ph.D.

    Jaclyn Saltzman, Human Development and Family Studies
  • M.S.

    Kelly Hannan, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences

LOUIS V. LOGEMAN GRADUATE STUDENT TEACHING AWARD

  • Sarai Coba-Rodriguez, Human Development and Family Studies
  • Brett Loman, Division of Nutritional Sciences

ACES ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AWARD OF MERIT

  • Leon Corzine, B.S. ’72 Agricultural Engineering, Assumption, IL
  • Robert Easter, Ph.D. ’76 Animal Sciences, Mahomet, IL
  • John McNamara, B.S. ’76 Agricultural Sciences, M.S. ’78 Dairy Science, Pullman, WA
  • Keith Parr, B.S. ’78 Agricultural Sciences, Elmhurst, IL
  • Robert Wyffels, B.S. '77 Crop Science, Geneseo, IL

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