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

2015 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.

ACES ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AWARD OF MERIT

  • Dan Hoge, B.S. ’66 Animal Sciences, M.S. ’68 Animal Sciences; Cambridge, IL
  • Susan Johnson, Ph.D. ’93 Nutritional Sciences; Louisville, CO
  • Daniel Kittle, M.S. ’78 Plant Pathology, Ph.D. ’80 Plant Pathology; Carmel, IN
  • Gregory Oltman, B.S. ’72 Ornamental Horticulture; Barrington, IL
  • Kenna Rathai, B.S. ’93 Ag Communications; Saint Anne, IL

LOUIS V. LOGEMAN GRADUATE STUDENT TEACHING AWARD

  • Adam Ahlers, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
  • Kimberly Crossman, Human and Community Development

GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD

  • M.S.

    Laura Chatham, Crop Sciences
  • Ph.D.

    Kale Monk, Human and Community Development

SERVICE RECOGNITION AWARD

  • Luis Mejia, Food Science and Human Nutrition

STAFF AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

  • Dianne Carson, Crop Sciences
  • Donna Stites, Agricultural and Consumer Economics

MARCELLA M. NANCE STAFF AWARD

  • Maria Rund, Human and Community Development

PROFESSIONAL STAFF AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

  • Sustained Excellence—Advising, Teaching and Outreach

    Elizabeth Reutter, Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Sustained Excellence—Research

    Lowell Gentry, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
  • Sustained Excellence—Administrative/Management or Technical Contributions

    Brenda Eastham, Human and Community Development
  • Innovation and Creativity

    Linda Tortorelli, Human and Community Development

TEACHING ASSOCIATE TEACHING AWARD

  • Margaret Norton, Crop Sciences

JOHN CLYDE AND HENRIETTA DOWNEY SPITLER TEACHING AWARD

  • Barbara Fiese, Human and Community Development

FACULTY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING

  • College

    Nicholas Paulson, Agricultural and Consumer Economics
  • Senior

    Soo-Yeun Lee, Food Science and Human Nutrition

FACULTY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH

  • College

    Ryan Dilger, Animal Sciences
  • Senior

    Sandra Rodriguez-Zas, Animal Sciences

FACULTY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN EXTENSION

  • College

    Nicholas Paulson, Agricultural and Consumer Economics
  • Senior

    Mohammad Babadoost, Crop Sciences

TEAM AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

  • STRONG Kids*/I-TOPP**

    Kelly Bost, Human and Community Development
  • David Buchner, Kinesiology and Community Health
  • Sharon Donovan, Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Barbara Fiese, Human and Community Development
  • Diana Grigsby-Toussaint, Kinesiology and Community Health
  • Craig Gundersen, Agricultural and Consumer Economics
  • Jessica Hartke, Nutritional Sciences
  • Charles Hillman, Kinesiology and Community Health
  • Rodney Johnson, Animal Sciences
  • Brenda Koester, Human and Community Development
  • Soo-Yeun Lee, Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Janet Liechty, School of Social Work
  • Brent McBride, Human and Community Development
  • Salma Musaad, Human and Community Development
  • Margarita Teran-Garcia, Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Jennifer Themanson, Human and Community Development
  • Donna Whitehill, Nutritional Sciences
  • Angela Wiley, Human and Community Development
  • *Synergistic Theory and Research on Obesity and Nutrition Group
  • ** Illinois Transdisciplinary Obesity Prevention Program

FACULTY AWARD FOR GLOBAL IMPACT

  • Karen Chapman-Novakofski, Food Science and Human Nutrition

SPITZE LAND-GRANT PROFESSORIAL CAREER EXCELLENCE AWARD

  • Scott Irwin, Agricultural and Consumer Economics

PAUL A. FUNK RECOGNITION AWARD

  • Elvira de Mejia, Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Brian Diers, Crop Sciences
  • Alan Hansen, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

2015 Awards

Register to attend:
Online Registration Page

Date of awards banquet:
Monday, April 13, 2015

Location:
Pear Tree Estate
2150 County Road 1000E (Dewey-Fisher Rd.)
Champaign, IL 61822

ph: (217) 643-2074


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2014 Award Winners Photo Album

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