Program recognizes outstanding staff, faculty

College staff and faculty members received recognition during the dean’s Employee Recognition Program in December.

The Agricultural Experiment Station also presented its outstanding faculty and student research article awards for Reflections magazine.

Dean Frank Galey presented Kelly Greenwald, an administrative assistant at the James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture and Research Extension Center near Lingle, and Marissa Gannon, an accounting associate in the Department of Molecular Biology, with his outstanding employee awards.

Students recognized outstanding teachers and advisers in the college. Senior lecturer Rachel Watson in the Department of Molecular Biology received the Lawrence Meeboer Agricultural Classroom Teaching Award. Assistant Professor Chian Jones Ritten in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics was presented the Outstanding Adviser Award.

Associate Professor Anowar Islam in the Department of Plant Sciences and Mary Martin, University of Wyoming Extension educator based in Teton County and serving northwest Wyoming, received Outstanding Educator Awards. Nominations are reviewed by a committee of a dean’s office representativs, an academic department head, and a previous award recipient, with final recommendations to the dean.

AES Director Bret Hess presented two awards for outstanding faculty research papers in the station’s Reflections magazine. Associate Professor Randa Jabbour recieved recognition for her paper quantifying alfalfa weevils and their predators in the Big Horn Basin. Associate Professor Dan Wall received the award for his article detailing myxobacteria social behaviors and how it recognizes and exchanges beneficial material through cellular contact.

Graduate student Lee Noel received the Outstanding Student Paper award for his article examining environmentally safe grasshopper control. His adviser was Professor Alex Latchininsky.