Irby Lovette Receives Carpenter Advising Award

Irby Lovette

Vice Provost Rebecca Stoltzfus presented Irby Lovette with 2017 Kendall S. Carpenter Memorial Advising Award at a May 27 trustee-faculty dinner.

Lovette, professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is described as an exceptional adviser who is deeply invested in undergraduate education. One student wrote: “[Lovette] is a brilliant, hard-working and caring mentor … when it came to courses but also in relation to my future goals and aspirations. … He has given me the encouragement to learn and achieve things that I may not have, had he not been part of my education.” Of the many undergraduates who have worked on research projects in his lab, more than 30 have published their research in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Carpenter award recipients receive $5,000 each. The awards, which underscore of the importance of undergraduate advising, were established by emeritus trustee Stephen Ashley ’62, MBA ’64, to honor his adviser, the late Professor Kendall S. Carpenter, who taught business management from 1954 to 1967.

This article also appeared in the Cornell Chronicle.