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UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Recognizes Staff, Faculty Members

January 3, 2017

Outstanding staff and faculty members in the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources were honored during the college’s annual Employee Recognition Program in December.

Dean Frank Galey presented Outstanding Employee Awards to Trish Hysong, family and consumer sciences office assistant, senior, 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.

The Office of Academic and Student Programs honored Associate Professor Pamela Langer of molecular biology with its Outstanding Educator Award.

Also nominated were Todd Cornish, associate professor, veterinary sciences; 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; Denise Smith, UW Extension nutrition and food safety educator; and Christine Wade, associate professor, family and consumer sciences.

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 sciences.

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

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