Plant Pathology Awards Day 2019

June 11, 2019

The Department of Plant Pathology 2019

On May 3rd the department celebrated the work of our faculty, staff, and students with our annual awards day. The day not only included an awards ceremony but also featured two undergraduate research presentations. Here is a list of this year's winners:

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

This award was established by Professor Emeritus and Retired Extension Plant Pathologist. Dr. Ward C. Stienstra and Dr. Richard A. Meronuck, Extension Plant Pathologist to recognize outstanding graduate student research and to support student participation in professional scientific meetings.

Pratibha Sharma

Nick Greatens

Becca Hall 

Alissa Geske

M.F. Kernkamp Fellowship

This fellowship was established in honor of former Professor and Head M.F. Kernkamp.

Liam Genter

Fred I. Frosheiser Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of former Professor F.I. Frosheiser.

Eric Nazareno

Dr. John Dueck Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of former alumnus Dr. John Dueck.

Cristina Toapanta

Dr. Carl & Johanna Eide Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Carl and Johanna Eide.

Kat Sweeney

Civil Service Award of Excellence

To promote and recognize excellence in job performance among civil service personnel.

Susan Kingsbury

Kimon Karelis

Friend of the Department

This award is to recognize persons who may not be alumni of the Department but who have made significant contributions to the welfare of the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Minnesota.

Dann Adair

Distinguished Alumnus

The award is to recognize alumni who have achieved distinction in their profession and who have also made significant contributions to the welfare of the Department of Plant Pathology.

Rubella Goswami

Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Brett Arnez

Undergraduate Research Presentations 

Dante Leyva Lundberg - The Effect of Inoculation Method and Environmental Conditions on Variety Response to Infection by Fusarium virguliforme.

Tyler Hubbard - Loose Smut Development in Oats.