College of Agriculture and Natural Resources recognizes outstanding staff, faculty members

Outstanding Employee Awards

Dean Frank Galey in  December presented Outstanding Employee Awards to Trish Hysong, family and consumer sciences office assistant and agricultural and applied economics accounting associate; Anne Leonard, college relations coordinator; and Kassandra Thomas, plant sciences and ecosystem science and management office associate.

Also nominated were Karyn Bercheni, molecular biology accountant; Kelly Greenwald, administrative associate at the James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center; Kali McCrackin Goodenough, Cent$ible Nutrition Program marketing coordinator; Joanne Newcomb, Agricultural Experiment Station office associate; Alison Shaver, ecosystem science and management accountant; and Melissa Stuart, molecular biology research scientist.

L-R: Trish Hyson, Dean Frank Galey, Kassandra Thomas, and Anne Leonard

Outstanding Educator Awards

The Office of Academic and Student Programs honored Associate Professor Pamela Langer, molecular biology, and Denise Smith, UW Extension nutrition and food safety educator, with Outstanding Educator Awards.

Also nominated were Todd Cornish, associate professor, veterinary science; Andrew Kniss, associate professor, plant sciences; Dallas Mount, UW Extension range educator in Platte County and serving southeastern Wyoming; Steven Paisley, associate professor and extension beef cattle specialist, animal science; and Christine Wade, associate professor, family and consumer sciences.

Denise Smith, UW Extension nutrition and food safety educator
Associate Professor Pam Langer with Peter Thorsness, molecular biology department head

Meeboer Classroom Teaching, Outstanding Adviser Awards

Students in the college voted on teaching and advising awards. Professor Dan Rule of animal science received the Lawrence Meeboer Agricultural Classroom Teaching Award. Assistant professor Derek Scasta, rangeland specialist, ecosystem science and management, was presented the Outstanding Adviser Award.

Also nominated for the Meeboer Award was Professor Donal O’Toole, veterinary science.

Also nominated for the Outstanding Adviser Award were Wyoming Excellence Chair and Professor Holly Ernest, veterinary science, and agricultural systems specialist John Ritten, associate professor, agricultural and applied economics.

Dean Frank Galey with Professor Dan Rule
Dean Frank Galey with Associate Professor Derek Scasta