Forty-three North Dakota State University Agriculture and University Extension Service faculty and staff were recognized for their service during a recognition and awards program held Dec. 15 at the NDSU Alumni Center. Colleagues nominate individuals, and award recipients in 10 categories receive a $1,000 honorarium with funds provided from sponsored endowments.
NDSU President Richard Hanson welcomed the group and D.C. Coston, vice president for agriculture and university Extension, announced the award recipients. A reception was held after the awards program.
2009 Agriculture and University Extension faculty/staff award recipients are:
Larson/Yaggie Excellence in Research Award – Dragan Miljkovic, professor in agribusiness and applied economics
Eugene R. Dahl Excellence in Research Award – Dale Herman, professor in plant sciences
Earl and Dorothy Foster Excellence in Teaching Award – Deying Li, associate professor in plant sciences
H. Roald and Janet Lund Excellence in Teaching Award – Cheryl Wachenheim, associate professor in agribusiness and applied economics
William J. and Angelyn A. Austin Advising Award – Eugene Berry, associate professor in veterinary and microbiological sciences
Myron and Muriel Johnsrud Excellence in Extension/Outreach Award – David Newman, Extension swine specialist in animal sciences
AGSCO Excellence in Extension Award – Dwight Aakre, Extension farm management specialist in agribusiness and applied economics
Charles and Linda Moses Staff Award – Norm Cattanach, research specialist in the School of Natural Resource Sciences (soil science)
Donald and Jo Anderson Staff Award – Diane Pennington, office manager in the School of Natural Resource Sciences (entomology)
Rick and Jody Burgum Staff Award – Richard Wilhelmi, research technician at the Langdon Research Extension Center