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On Sept. 1, members of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) came together to celebrate the 18th year of the Research & Extension Awards and the 13th year of the Core Value Staff Awards. The ceremony recognized the notable and wide-ranging accomplishments of CALS individuals and teams who significantly contributed to and supported the college’s Land-Grant mission.

“Tonight’s honorees contribute to the life-changing work of CALS,” said Benjamin Houlton, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean and emcee for the evening. “Their collective efforts drive our college’s research, teaching and education forward, serving our students, our state and the world.”

Houlton presented the awards to 21 recipients in 13 categories. View photos of the award recipients from the event.

2022 CALS Research and Extension Award Recipients

The CALS Research and Extension Awards recognize accomplishments by teams and individuals who significantly contribute to and support the college’s Land-Grant mission.

Outstanding Accomplishments in Research
Laura Harrington
Professor, Department of Entomology

Outstanding Accomplishments in Science and Public Policy
Rachel Bezner Kerr
Professor, Department of Global Development

Outstanding Accomplishments in Extension and Outreach (Team)
NY FarmNet Team
Kate Downes, Gabriel Gurley, Kendra Janssen, Wayne Knoblauch, Amelia Parseghian

Outstanding Accomplishments in Extension and Outreach (Individual)
Jason Dombroskie
Senior Extension Associate, Department of Entomology

Mary Jo Dudley
Senior Extension Associate, Department of Global Development

Early Achievement
Brooke Duffy
Associate Professor, Department of Communication

Andrew Moeller
Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Career Accomplishment
Gary Bergstrom
Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

2022 Core Value Staff Award Recipients

The Core Value Staff Awards recognize exemplary performances by teams and individuals who surpass expectations and make a significant and unique contribution to the college.

Kelly Merchan
Communication Specialist, Department of Global Development

Jessica Waltemyer
Animal Facilities Manager, Department of Animal Science
Canaan Boyer
Project Support Specialist, Department of Global Development
Lindsay Glasner
Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Department of Animal Science
Jessica Townley
Human Resources Assistant, Cornell AgriTech

Lisa Trust
Visitor Services Coordinator, Cornell Botanic Gardens
Erin Treat
Associate Director of Admissions, CALS Office of Academic Programs

Kristine Flahive
IT Support Specialist, Department of Landscape Architecture
Joe Remillard
Director of Facilities, Cornell AgriTech

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