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College of Natural Resources Recognizes Outstanding Faculty and Staff

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As the end of the 2019-20 academic year draws near, we honor College of Natural Resources faculty and staff who have gone the extra mile. Check out some of the awards and recognitions our faculty and staff received this year.

Pride of the Wolfpack Winners

Awards for Excellence Winners

2019-2020 University Faculty Scholars

Research Awards

  • Carla Barbieri, Fulbright Scholar 2019-2020 from the U.S. Department of State
  • Aaron Hipp, Interdisciplinary Research Leaders 2019 Cohort with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Katie Martin, Water Resources Research Editor’s Choice Award 

Teaching Awards

  • Ryan Emanuel, Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professorship
  • Marcelo Ardon, Forestry and Environmental Resources, Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentoring Award
  • Kimberly Bush, GPS Analytics Award from the NC State University Division of Academic & Student Affairs
  • Megan Lupek, RED Core Learning Teaching Certificate from NC State University
  • Hasan Jameel, Board of Governors Award for Teacher Excellence
  • Jonathan Casper, 2020 Outstanding Teacher Award

Extension and Engagement Awards

  • Jennifer Fawcett, University Outstanding Extension Service Award from NC State University; Academy of Outstanding Faculty Engaged in Extension from NC State University; Outstanding Education Material Gold Award for Newsletters from the Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals
  • Jeff Owen, 2020 Outstanding Educator Award from the North Carolina Christmas Tree Association
  • Rajan Parajuli, Third Place for the Poster Award at the the Southern Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting
  • Laurel Kays, Outstanding Education Material Gold Award for Newsletters from the Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals; Outstanding Education Material Gold Award for Websites-Apps-Educational Technology from the Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals
  • Nathalie Lavoine, 2019-20 Global Engagement Institute Cohort with the NCSU Office of Global Engagement
  • Robert Bardon, Distinguished Career Leadership Award from the Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals

Professional Development Awards

  • Jelena Vukomanovic, 2020 TRELIS Fellow from the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science
  • Maricar Aguilos, Professional Development Award from the NC State University Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Other Recognitions

  • Ryan Emanuel, Steve Wing International Environmental Justice Award from the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network
  • Myron Floyd, Membership in the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration
  • Yu-Fai Leung, 2020 Individual Service Award from the Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals
  • Zakiya Leggett, 2019 40-for-40 Award from the NC State University Black Alumni Society and Alumni Association
  • Megan Skrip, Center for Geospatial Analytics, Membership in the National Association of Science Writers
  • Sydna Willis, Energy Champion Award from NC State University Energy Management
  • Candace Goode Vick, 2020 LEGEND Award from the National Advisory Committee of the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies 
  • Ross Meentemeyer, Goodnight Distinguished Professor of Geospatial Analytics for the NC State University Center for Geospatial Analytics