IANR faculty, staff honored at awards luncheon

by Natalie Jones | IANR News

Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Faculty and staff from the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln were honored at an awards luncheon on Nov. 30 at the Nebraska East Union.

December 6, 2021

Lincoln, Neb. —Faculty and staff from the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln were honored at an awards luncheon on Nov. 30 at the Nebraska East Union. 

 Awards presented and recipients:  

  • OUTSTANDING EMPLOYEE AWARD: The Outstanding Employee Award recognizes employees who go above and beyond their job responsibilities. Each of the recipients received $650, a certificate and lapel pin. 
    • Jessie Brophy Jessie Brophy
    • Becky Carter Becky Carter
    • Heather Hulinsky Heather Hulinsky
    • Kay McClure-Kelly Kay McClure-Kelly
  • EXEMPLARY SERVICE AWARD: The Exemplary Service Award recognizes employees who have made significant and sustained contributions to the university during their career.  
    • Mike Livingston 
  • OMTVEDT SERVANT LEADER AWARD: The Omtvedt Servant Leader Award recognizes outstanding managerial/professional and office/service employees. This award is made possible through the generosity of Lee Harlan and her late husband, Neal, in honor of Irv Omtvedt and his distinguished career at the university.  
    • Thomas McAndrew Thomas McAndrew 
  • DINSDALE FAMILY FACULTY AWARD: The Dinsdale Family Faculty Award honors faculty members for outstanding teaching, research and outreach in IANR. It is especially focused on non-tenured faculty who have demonstrated a strong commitment to academic excellence. The award is named for Roy Dinsdale, a 1948 graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Business Administration who works in a family farming and cattle operation.  
    • Matt Kreifels Matt Kreifels
  • THE OMTVEDT INNOVATION AWARD: The Omtvedt Innovation Award recognizes innovative faculty members or a team led by faculty, who have demonstrated exceptional abilities and innovation in the areas of teaching, research, or extension education.  
    • Research –  Patricio Grassini Patricio Grassini
    • Teaching – Kathleen Brooks Kathleen Brooks
    • Extension – Kristin Malek Kristin Malek
    • Team – TAPS TAPS

To learn more about IANR faculty and staff awards, visit https://ianr.unl.edu/ianr-awards-and-recognition 

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