Dean Kathryn J. Boor today announced the recipients of the CALS Research and Extension and Core Value Staff Awards, which will be presented November 3 during a 4:00-6:30 p.m. reception in G10 Biotech.
Many of the recipients are no strangers to Horticulture or the School of Integrative Plant Science:
- Adam Bogdanove, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section, is one of two faculty who will be recognized for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research for his important contributions to the understanding of the rice pathogen Xanthomonas oryzae and how it modulates gene expression in rice.
- Two faculty will be recognized for Outstanding Service to the CALS Community: William Crepet, Plant Biology Section, for his efforts that have helped to make our CALS Community a better place including his 25 years of leadership in the Bailey Hortorium, and in Plant Biology, and Thomas Burr, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section, for his accomplishments as the Station Director and his generous service to the campus and the community through participation on several organizations’ boards of directors.
- Tim Martinson, Horticulture Section, will be recognized for Outstanding Accomplishments in Extension/Outreach for his leadership in developing and promoting sustainable viticulture practices, that has been recognized throughout NY and has also served as the foundation for extension programs in other states.
- Mary McKellar, Plant Pathology & Plant-Microbe Biology Section, will receive the Innovation staff award for her enthusiasm and dedication that she brings to doing her job.
- Mark Casasanta, NYS Agricultural Experiment Station, will receive the Job Skills award for his amazing skill set, dedication, attention to detail and consummate professionalism.
- Elizabeth Estabrook, CALS Grants Office, will receive the Service-Minded staff award for her outstanding work ethic, welcoming presence, service, and support to the college community.
- And the staff Teamwork award will go to Wesley Baum, Paul Stachowski, and Jeffrey Stayton at the Musgrave Research Farm, for regularly going above and beyond job expectations with service and support to users of Musgrave Farm and for demonstrating the values that Cornell encourages in its staff members.
Cathy Ervay (wife of Plant Science custodian Larry Ervay), Molecular Biology and Genetics, will receive the Stewardship staff award.