Program recognizes college’s outstanding staff, faculty members

Outstanding staff and faculty members in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources were honored in December during its annual Employee Recognition Program.

Dean Frank Galey presented Outstanding Employee Awards to Kelli DeCora, senior office assistant in animal science; Ann Roberson, University of Wyoming Extension administrative associate; and Holly Steinkraus, molecular biology instructional laboratory coordinator. Each received $500.

Also nominated were Amy Boerger-Fields, veterinary sciences laboratory technician; Kelly Greenwald, administrative associate at the James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center; Carolyn Herman, staff assistant in the dean’s office; and Kassandra Thomas, plant sciences office associate.

Outstanding Educator Award

The Office of Academic and Student Programs honored Tara Kuipers, UW Extension community development educator, with the Outstanding Educator Award. Kuipers is based in Park County and serves northern Wyoming. She received $2,500.

Also nominated were Paul Ludden, associate professor, animal science; and Dallas Mount, UW Extension educator in Platte County and also serving southeastern Wyoming.

MeeBoer, Outstanding Adviser Awards

Agriculture students presented two honors. Molecular biology Assistant Professor Dan Levy received the Lawrence Meeboer Agricultural Classroom Teaching Award and $500. Molecular biology lecturer Rachel Watson was presented the Outstanding Adviser Award and $500.

Meeboer nominations included Associate Professors Chris Bastian and John Ritten, agricultural and applied economics; Assistant Professor Erin Irick, family and consumer sciences; Assistant Professor Karen Vaughan, ecosystem science and management; and lecturer John Willford, molecular biology

Also nominated for the Outstanding Adviser Award were Bastian; Kristin McTigue, lecturer, family and consumer sciences; Professor Kurt Miller, molecular biology; Associate Professor Dannele Peck and Ritten, agricultural and applied economics; and Assistant Professor Derek Scasta, rangeland specialist, ecosystem science and management.

Frank Galey presents one of three Dean's Outstanding Employee awards to Kelli DeCora, senior office associate in the Department of Animal Science.
Frank Galey presents one of three Dean’s Outstanding Employee awards to Kelli DeCora, senior office associate in the Department of Animal Science.
UW Extension state office administrative associate Ann Roberson receives one of three Dean's Outstanding Employee awards from Frank Galey
UW Extension state office administrative associate Ann Roberson receives one of three Dean’s Outstanding Employee awards from Frank Galey
Molecular biology instructional laboratory coordinator Holly Steinkraus receives the Dean's Outstanding Employee Award from Frank Galey.
Molecular biology instructional laboratory coordinator Holly Steinkraus receives the Dean’s Outstanding Employee Award from Frank Galey.
Educator Tara Kuipers received the Outstanding Educator Award this week during the Employee Recognition Program in the college.
Educator Tara Kuipers received the Outstanding Educator Award.
Assistant Professor Dan Levy in the Department of Molecular Biology after receiving the outstanding researcher award.
Assistant Professor Dan Levy in the Department of Molecular Biology received the Lawrence Meeboer Agricultural Classroom Teaching Award.

Molecular biology Assistant Professor Dan Levy received the Lawrence Meeboer Agricultural Classroom Teaching Award

Lawrence Meeboer Agricultural Classroom Teaching Award

Lawrence Meeboer Agricultural Classroom Teaching Award

Rachel Watson in molecular biology received the Outstanding Adviser Award. From left, Callie Wilson, Rachel Watson, Caleb Brackett, Michelle Bartlett, Rael Otuya. Students nominate and select the award recipient.
Rachel Watson in molecular biology received the Outstanding Adviser Award. From left, Callie Wilson, Watson, Caleb Brackett, Michelle Bartlett, Rael Otuya. Students nominate and select the award recipient.