Plant Pathology Awards 2020

April 30, 2020

Congratulations to everyone! Thank you so much for all the hard work you do for all of us and the department!

Due to our current situation with COVID-19 we have to postpone this year's Plant Pathology Awards celebration. When in-person meetings return to normal the department will host an awards day/welcome back celebration. Thanks to everyone in the department for all the hard work and continued support and effort through these times.


Ward C. Stienstra and Richard A. Meronuck Graduate Student Travel Awards

This award was established by Professors Ward C. Stienstra and Richard A. Meronuck to recognize outstanding graduate student research and to support student participation in professional scientific meetings. It is a cash award.

  • Robert Alvarez-Quinto
  • Becca Hall
  • Savana Lipps
  • Jacob Botkin
  • Rae Page

M.F. Kernkamp Fellowship

This fellowship was established in honor of former Professor and Head M.F. Kernkamp to recognize outstanding students of the Department of Plant Pathology at Minnesota. It is a cash award ($1,000).

  •  Nick Greatens

Dr. John Dueck Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of former alumnus Dr. John Dueck to support outstanding students in the Department of Plant Pathology at Minnesota. It is a cash award ($1,500).

  • Eric Nazareno

Dr. Carl & Johanna Eide Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Carl and Johanna Eide to support outstanding students in the Department of Plant Pathology at Minnesota. It is a cash award ($1,000).

  • Yeidymar Sierra Moya

Walter H. Judd International Graduate & Professional Fellowship

Designed to support the continued internationalization of the University of Minnesota by providing critical assistance to students enrolled in master’s and professional degree programs, and to increase opportunities for students to study, undertake internships, and conduct research projects abroad.

  • Yeidymar Sierra Moya

CFANS Graduate Student Board (GSB) Grant

The grant can be used to support your research in the following ways: travel to research sites, lodging at research sites, lab and field supplies, greenhouse fees, paying field technicians, etc.

  • Yeidymar Sierra Moya

Civil Service Award of Excellence

To promote and recognize excellence in job performance among civil service personnel in the Department of Plant Pathology, including an award of $500.

  •  Jennifer Flynn

Professional and Academic Award of Excellence

To promote and recognize excellence in job performance among civil service personnel in the Department of Plant Pathology, including an award of $500.

  • Claudia Castell-Miller

Outstanding Graduate Student Mentor

Outstanding Graduate Student Mentor Award was created to recognize a faculty member who has had outstanding success in mentoring graduate students.

  • Brett Arenz

 Thank you to all our donors!