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Jackie Nock, research support specialist in the Horticulture Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science, received the Core Value Staff Award for Supporting Vision and Mission at a ceremony Nov. 5 celebrating research, extension and staff excellence at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS).

The award is given to the team or individual who shows commitment to unit and university goals; anticipates, embraces, promotes and implements change; balances short-term gains with long-term vision; and is open and receptive to new information, ideas and approaches.

"Jackie exemplifies the best of CALS, with 40 years of outstanding university citizenship," said Kathryn J. Boor '80, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of CALS.

Nock is a key resource for researchers, helping them manage lab space, chemicals, instruments and storage. As part of her role, she has welcomed countless graduate students and visitors from around the world and helping them be productive. Faculty and visiting scholars noted Jackie’s invaluable support in carrying out their research.

Her contributions exceed technical expertise, according to Boor. Nock has co­authored research publications — including a production guide for storage of organic fruits and vegetables — and presents at national and international meetings.

In her role she interacts with growers and other industry groups, and is always willing to work with undergraduate students.

"Jackie, thank you for representing the CALS vision and mission with such high standards and character. Your dedication to the college is truly outstanding," said Boor. 

► Meet all of our 2018 Research, Extension and Staff Award winners

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