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
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)
Senior Extension Associate, Department of Entomology
Mary Jo Dudley
Senior Extension Associate, Department of Global Development
Associate Professor, Department of Communication
Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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.
Communication Specialist, Department of Global Development
Animal Facilities Manager, Department of Animal Science
Project Support Specialist, Department of Global Development
Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Department of Animal Science
Human Resources Assistant, Cornell AgriTech
Visitor Services Coordinator, Cornell Botanic Gardens
Associate Director of Admissions, CALS Office of Academic Programs
IT Support Specialist, Department of Landscape Architecture
Director of Facilities, Cornell AgriTech
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