College of Agricultural Sciences Awards

Spring 2019

Deadline: 5:00 pm on April 1, 2019

Please submit the nomination as a single PDF to: Dean-Agsci@colostate.edu

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Graduate Student Teaching Award

Eligibility: a currently enrolled (as of spring 2019) graduate student in CAS who has demonstrated excellence in classroom teaching of agriculture related courses at CSU within the past academic year.

NOTE: The Graduate Student Teaching Award will be awarded to one Master’s student and one doctoral student.

Application materials:
• A nominating cover letter from the nominee’s Department Head or supervisor summarizing the nominee’s qualifications and listing the supplemental application materials enclosed within the application.
• A summary of the graduate assistant’s teaching philosophy (1 page, single spaced)
• Formal instructor evaluation(s) of the graduate student by their supervisor.
• At least two letters of recommendation from students and/or faculty and staff that attest to the impact of the nominee’s qualifications for the award.

Faculty Teaching Award <10 Years Teaching Experience at CSU

Eligibility: a current CAS faculty member, with under 10 years teaching experience at CSU, who has demonstrated excellence in classroom teaching of agriculture-related courses at CSU within the past academic year.

 

Application materials:

  • A nominating cover letter from the nominee’s Department Head summarizing the nominee’s qualifications and listing the supplemental application materials enclosed within the application.
  • Supervisor’s formal evaluation of instructor based on student success in the classroom.
  • At least two letters of recommendation from students and/or faculty and staff that attests to the impact of the nominee’s qualifications for the award.

North American College and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA)/Charles N. Shepardson Meritorious Teaching Award

Eligibility: a CSU faculty member teaching agriculture related courses in soil and crop sciences, animal sciences, agriculture and resource economics, entomology, horticulture, plant pathology, weed science, landscape architecture, and agricultural education related disciplines. Nominees must be current members of the academic faculty as described in section E. 1 of the Academic Faculty and Administrative Professional Manual. Nominees must have teaching experience of seven or more years.

Application materials:

  • A nominating cover letter from the nominee’s Department Head summarizing the nominee’s qualifications and listing the supplemental application materials enclosed within the application.
  • Supervisor’s formal evaluation of instructor based on student success in the classroom and extracurricular activities.
  • At least two letters of recommendation from students and/or faculty and staff that attests to the impact of the nominee’s qualifications for the award.

Charles N. Shepardson Student Leadership Award

Eligibility: a currently enrolled (as of spring 2019) CAS undergraduate with senior standing who has demonstrated outstanding leadership ability during their undergraduate career through employment, activities, and organizations in CAS and CSU related to agricultural sciences and has maintained a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA.

NOTE: The winner of the Charles N. Shepardson Student Leadership Award will be offered the opportunity to provide the student remarks at Commencement. The winner will have first right of refusal; acceptance of the Commencement speaking engagement is NOT a requirement of the award winner, and application materials do not have to attest to the student’s speaking abilities/experience.

Application Materials:

  • A nominating cover letter from the nominee’s Department Head summarizing the nominee’s qualifications and listing the supplemental application materials enclosed within the application – including verification of the minimum GPA requirement.
  • At least two letters of recommendation from faculty and/or staff who can attest to the student’s impact as a leader within the nominee’s department, college, and University.

Summit Awards

Team Research Award

Eligibility: Team of at least two members; one from CAS and a minimum of one faculty who demonstrate a record of collaborative, interdisciplinary research and scholarly activities that have contributed to the advancement of science and achieved a positive impact on end users. The research program/project should be recognized nationally and/or internationally and may be multidisciplinary.

 

Application Materials:

  • A nominating cover letter from the nominee’s Department Head summarizing the nominee’s qualifications and listing the supplemental application materials enclosed within the application.
  • Two letters of recommendation that address the impact of the research and the contributions of the research team members on the project.
  • A self-evaluation from the team describing the significant contributions and impact of the research that lists research outcomes – examples include grants, new policies, peer reviewed journal articles, graduate students completed during the lifetime of the project.

Student Impact Award

Eligibility: CAS non-tenure instructors, advisors, faculty, and staff members who have demonstrated a commitment and impact on student’s lives within the college (undergraduate and graduate) through their advising, mentoring, guidance, and support. These activities may take place inside or outside the classroom and demonstrate the nominee’s dedication to student success and well-being. Nominees may be recognized for exceptional ongoing or situational (one-time occurrence) student-focused impact.

Application Materials:

  • A nominating cover letter from the nominee’s Department Head summarizing the nominee’s qualifications and listing the supplemental application materials enclosed within the application.
  • At least two letters of recommendation that address the impact the nominee has had on CAS undergraduate or graduate students

Charles N. Shepardson Student Leadership Award

Eligibility: a currently enrolled (as of spring 2019) CAS undergraduate with senior standing who has demonstrated outstanding leadership ability during their undergraduate career through employment, activities, and organizations in CAS and CSU related to agricultural sciences and has maintained a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA.

NOTE: The winner of the Charles N. Shepardson Student Leadership Award will be offered the opportunity to provide the student remarks at Commencement. The winner will have first right of refusal; acceptance of the Commencement speaking engagement is NOT a requirement of the award winner, and application materials do not have to attest to the student’s speaking abilities/experience.

Application Materials:

  • A nominating cover letter from the nominee’s Department Head summarizing the nominee’s qualifications and listing the supplemental application materials enclosed within the application – including verification of the minimum GPA requirement.
  • At least two letters of recommendation from faculty and/or staff who can attest to the student’s impact as a leader within the nominee’s department, college, and University.

Research Contributors Award

Eligibility: Faculty, research associates, staff – including non-student hourly employees, and graduate students, both campus-based and research center (AES) based, who contribute towards ongoing CAS research projects and make significant impact on research outcomes.

Application Materials:

  • A nominating cover letter from the nominee’s supervisor or collaborator summarizing the nominee’s role and impact of a research project or program. The cover letter should include the nominee’s qualifications and a list of supplemental materials.
  • At least two letters of recommendation that address the significant contributions and impact of the nominee to the research project’s outcomes.

Community Excellence Service Award

Eligibility: Faculty and staff who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to improving our Aggie Community based on the criteria found in the Aggie Community Awards categories: customer service, behind the scenes impact, collaborator, and Aggie pride. Previously recognized Aggie Community Award winners are also eligible to receive the Service Award.

Note: Multiple nominees may be recognized in this category, including one recipient whose impact is “outreach/engagement” focused where there efforts are directed towards and impact experienced by external CAS/AES stakeholder audiences.

Application Materials:

  • A nominating cover letter from the nominee’s Department Head summarizing the nominees’ qualifications and listing the supplemental application materials enclosed within the application.
  • At least two letters of support from individuals who can address the nominee’s service activities (does not have to be CAS faculty or staff). External Outreach/Engagement nominees are encouraged to have at least one letter of support from stakeholder audience member addressing the nominee’s impact.

Lee Sommers Agricultural Sciences Distinguished Career Award

Deadline: 5:00 pm on April 1, 2019

Submit all documents to: cas_deanmain@mail.colostate.edu

The Lee Sommers Agricultural Sciences Distinguished Career Award recognizes a senior faculty member in the College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS) for their long and distinguished career based on excellence in teaching, research, and/or outreach.

  • Each department may nominate one current, full professor who meets all of the following criteria:
  • Professor at CSU
  • Excellence in teaching, research, or outreach
  • National/international reputation
  • Leadership positions in discipline
  • Service to CSU
  • Nomination packet must include:
    • One nomination letter from the Department Head describing how the nominated professor satisfies the award criteria
    • The nominee’s CV or resume
  • Nominations are due by 5:00 PM, April 1, 2019.  Please submit the nomination as a single PDF to cas_deanmain@mail.colostate.edu
    • Nomination Attachment File Name: NomineeLastName_LeeSommersAward_2019
  • The College Awards Committee will review nominations and select the awardee.

The Lee Sommers Agricultural Sciences Distinguished Career Award recipient will be recognized at the annual CAS Awards Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, April 25, 2019.

The recipient will present a non-technical lecture at the CAS Awards Recognition Ceremony focusing on the following areas:

  • Career development and significant accomplishments
  • Role models
  • Factors shaping their career
  • Philosophy of teaching, research and/or outreach

Please contact Dean-Agsci@colostate.edu or (970) 491-6274 with any questions.

Aggie Community Award

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CAS Awards Recognition Ceremony

All nominees and recipients will be recognized at the CAS Awards Recognition Ceremony.

Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Please encourage your nominee to attend the ceremony.

Advising Award

2016 No recipient

2015 No recipient

2014 Addy Elliot-Soil and Crop Sciences

2013 James Pritchett-DARE

2012 Kellie Enns-DARE

Outstanding Research Award

2016 Meagan Schipanski-Soil and Crop Sciences

2015 Joleen Hadrich-DARE

2014 Dustin Pendell-DARE

2013 Stephan Kroll-DARE

2012 Craig Bond-DARE

Team Research Award

2016 Land Use and Greenhouse Gas Research Team

2015 Center for Meat Safety and Quality

2014 Wheat Breeding Program

2013 Colorado Potato Cultivar Development Team

2012 Water Team

Outstanding Service Award

2016 Joanna Holliday, ABC

2015 No recipient

2014 Brad Goetz-Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

2013 Dawn Thilmany-DARE

2012 Marshall Frasier-DARE

Lee Sommers Agricultural Sciences Distinguished Career Award

2015 Howard Schwartz, Bioag Sciences & Pest Management

2014 Temple Grandin, Animal Sciences

2013 John Sofos, Animal Sciences

2012 John Loomis, DARE

2011 Gary Peterson, Soil and Crop Sciences

2010 Dwayne Westfall, Soil and Crop Sciences

2009 Cecil Stushnoff, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

State Classified Distinguished Service Award

2013- Jennifer “Jan” Iron
2012- Janet Dill
2011- Laura Bonner
2010- Barb Brown

Administrative Professional Excellence Award

2013- Maggie Hirko
2012- Frank Johnson
2011- Jan Nayes
2010- Jessi Fuentes

Distinguished Research Associate Award

2013- David Staats
2012- Elizabeth Neil
2011- Emily Hudson
2010- John McGinley

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