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Department Awards

Friends of the Department Award

Objective

In an effort to acknowledge contributions to the PES department from outside supporters, this proposal wishes to initiate an annual award. Outside supporters could include: financial supporters, consultants to PES, legislators, administrators, collaborators, associations, businesses, endowments or any other entities or individuals deemed appropriate by the committee

Process

A formal request via email by the PES Awards Committee Chair shall be sent to PES faculty, staff and students by the end of spring semester of each year. In this nomination application, the Awards Committee Chair shall request a letter of nomination and documentation of contribution to PES. Contributions could include, but are not limited to: large gifts, sustained volunteer support, substantial political support, leadership in large projects, leadership in multiple research projects, and any other contribution deemed appropriate by PES Awards Committee. These applications must be received by the Awards Committee Chair within 60 days of request. The Awards Committee shall consider all complete applications and all contributions to PES for each nominee. However, special consideration shall be made for sustained contributions and those contributions made within the previous calendar year. A simple majority vote of the PES Awards Committee determines award recipient. Ties shall be broken by the Awards Committee Chair. The committee may choose to not recognize any nominees. The PES Awards Committee shall define the appropriate "token of appreciation" to be given to each individual or entity. Ideas could include, but are not limited to: name on "Hall of Fame" plaque in Skeen Hall rotunda, commemorative plaque, lunch or dinner with Department Head and nominator. NMSU homecoming and other events in which student award recipients are acknowledged by PES should both include and highlight Friends of the Department Award recipients. The PES Awards Committee shall develop and maintain a departmental listing of all "Friends of the Department" recipients. Nominators of the award recipient are further charged with leading publicity and award notice. Possible publicity avenues shall include PES newsletter, trade journals, professional society newsletters, newspaper, University Communication and other avenues deemed appropriate by PES Awards Committee.

NMSU Alumni Outstanding Ph.D. Graduate Student Awardees

  • 2013 - James Kilcrease - Adviser, M. O'Connell
  • 2012 - Sevestianova - Adviser, B. Leinauer
  • 2001 - Parmodh Sharma - Adviser, M. Shukla

NMSU Distinguished Service Award Recipients

  • 2013 - Sabine Green
  • 2008 - Danise Coon
  • 2003 - John Harrington
  • 1998 - Carl Barnes
  • 1997 - Esteban A. Herrera
  • 1991 - Greg Phillips
  • 1990 - Bobby D. McCaslin
  • 1970 - Harold E. Dregne
  • 1987 - Arden Baltensperger
  • 1986 - Billy Melton

NMSU Research Award Recipients

  • 2013 - Geno Picchioni
  • 2012 - Bernhard Leinauer
  • 2011 - Christopher Cramer
  • 2008 - Rolston St. Hilaire
  • 2007 - Bill Lindemann
  • 2003 - John Mexal
  • 2002 - Curtis H. Monger
  • 2001 - Roy Cantrell
  • 1998 - Marisa Wall
  • 1997 - Mary A. O'Connell
  • 1995 - Paul Bosland
  • 1994 - Champa Gopalan
  • 1988 - John Arledge
  • 1987 - Joe Corgan
  • 1986 - Bobby McCaslin
  • 1985 - Norman Malm
  • 1985 - David Lugg
  • 1981 - George A. O'Connor
  • 1980 - Dick D. Davis
  • 1977 - Peter J. Wierenga
  • 1976 - Roy M. Nakayama
  • 1970 - David C. H. His
  • 1969 - Billy A. Melton
  • 1967 - D.W. Francis
  • 1964 - Glen Slaten

NMSU Teaching Award Recipients

  • 2013 - Ian Ray - ACES Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 2013 - Chris Cramer - NACTA Teaching Award
  • 2012 - Mark Uchanski - NACTA Teaching Award
  • 2011 - Adrian Unc - NACTA Teaching Award
  • 2011 - April Ulery - ACES Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 2011 - April Ulery - Donald C. Roush Award
  • 2010 - William Lindemann - Donald C. Roush Award
  • 2009 - Manoj Shukla - Patricia Christmore Faculty Teaching Award
  • 2009 - Manoj Shukla - NACTA Teaching Award
  • 2009 - Geno Picchioni
  • 2007 - April Ulery - NACTA Teaching Award
  • 2004 - William Lindemann
  • 2004 - Mary O'Connell - NACTA Teaching Award
  • 2003 - Geno Picchioni - NACTA Teaching Award
  • 2002 - Rolston St Hilaire
  • 2000 - Curtis Monger - Donald C. Roush Award
  • 1999 - Curtis Monger
  • 1998 - Champa Gopalan - NACTA Teaching Award
  • 1998 - Champa Gopalan - Donald C. Roush Award
  • 1995 - James Fisher
  • 1994 - Norman Lownds
  • 1990 - Cliff G. Currier - Donald C. Roush Award
  • 1989 - Bruce A. Buchanan - Donald C. Roush Award
  • 1988 - Cliff G. Currier
  • 1985 - David G. Lugg - Donald C. Roush Award
  • 1984 - Bruce A. Buchanan
  • 1977 - Donald J. Cotter
  • 1967 - Boyce C. Williams
  • 1964 - Clarence E. Watson

Westhafer Award Research/Creative Activity Past Recipients

  • 1982- Peter J. Wierenga, Agronomy

Plant and Environmental Sciences Faculty and Staff Appreciation Awards

The Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences desires to recognize faculty and staff and associates of the department for activities that are outside their normal job description and impact positively on the Plant and Environmental Sciences Department activities. The activity can be a one-semester activity or a long-term activity that has benefited the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences. The award in not limited to members of the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences but can include people outside the department that have worked closely with the department to benefit the department.

The award shall be given for a single, extraordinary activity, such as student club supervision, faculty senate, or other special programs. The award shall be given for one specific activity, not a combination of activities or general service. Recipients may receive the award for different activities, but one candidate can receive no more than one award every two years.

Nominations are made by a committee designated by the department head. University guidelines must be followed when giving the award.

Recipients

Year 2008

  • Sabine Green - The Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences

Year 2007

  • Linda Meyer - The Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences would like to recognize Linda for her outstanding work and dedication to the Department as well as to it's student's and faculty. Thank you Linda Meyer Spring 2007

Year 2005/2006

  • Dr. Rolston St. Hilaire - The Plant and Environmental Sciences Department would like to recognize your outstanding leadership in organizing and hosting the first Symposium on 'Efficient Water Use in the Urban Landscape' Thank you Dr. Rolston St. Hilaire

Year 2004

  • Dr. Mexal - The Agronomy and Horticulture Department would like to recognize your outstanding work in the scholarship program, coordinating all aspects of the donors and scholars and the production of the Horticulture Alumni Newsletter.
  • Richard Arnold - The Agronomy and Horticulture Department would like to recognize Richard Arnold for his outstanding work in bringing together the oil/gas industry, cattle producers and Bureau of Land Management to work together for the amelioration of rangelands. Summer 2004
  • Kathleen Valadez - The Agronomy and Horticulture Department would like to recognize Kathleen Valadez for her outstanding work and dedication in implementing and maintaining the computerized accounting system that services both the USDA Plants Materials Center and the Agricultural Science Center at Los Lunas. Summer 2004
  • Dr. Bill Lindemann -The Agronomy and Horticulture Department would like to recognize Bill Lindemann for his exemplary dedication and service to the Environmental Science program and its students Spring 2004

Year 2003

  • Dr. Ray - The Agronomy and Horticulture Department would like to recognize your outstanding work and dedication in serving as our representative in the Faculty Senate. We appreciate your serving in this capacity for the years 1999-2002. Tucumcari and ASC-Clovis, separated by nearly 100 miles. Sponsored by the superintendents of the NMSU Agricultural Science Centers. Summer 2003
  • Dr. Geno Picchioni - The Agronomy and Horticulture Department would like to recognize Geno Picchioni for his leadership in hosting the National Intercollegiate Floral Evaluation and Design Competition. Fall 2003
  • Eva Cortez - The Agronomy and Horticulture Department would like to recognize Eva Cortez for her creative endeavors in rescuing grant account budgets from the hands of unwise and inattentive faculty Fall 2003
  • Dee May - The Agronomy and Horticulture Department would like to recognize Dee May for her creative endeavors in producing the Hort Alumni Newsletters and the New Mexico Climate Newsletters. Spring 2003 Sponsored by the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity in recognition of K.E. Olson

Year 2002

  • Tom Place - The Agronomy and Horticulture Department would like to recognize Tom Place for his outstanding work and dedication in design and modification of agricultural research equipment at ASC-Los Lunas. Sponsored by the superintendents of the NMSU Agricultural Science Centers. Summer 2003
  • Rex Kirksey - The Agronomy and Horticulture Department would like to recognize Rex Kirksey for his outstanding work and dedication in serving as the superintendent for two science centers, ASC-
  • Paula Ross - The Agronomy and Horticulture Department would like to recognize Paula Ross for your outstanding help over the years and willingness to give up your weekends in support of the New Student Orientation programs. Fall 2002. Sponsored by the ESSO and HortForum Student Clubs

Year 2001

  • Dr. Phillips