Dean’s Awards for Distinction
Nominations for 2023 are closed
Greetings College of Life Sciences and Agriculture community!
All faculty, staff and students are invited to nominate an individual or team from among COLSA's faculty and staff for the Dean’s Awards for Distinction.
Nominees will have made notable contributions to the college and/or the broader community that advanced the standing of COLSA’s teaching, research, and service mission. This intentionally broad approach is designed to be inclusive of all of the amazing activity that is conducted across the college by people with varied employment status and responsibilities. Individual or team nominations are accepted. Examples of how candidates may have brought distinction include (but are not limited to):
- leading in ground-breaking research;
- innovation in teaching;
- success in technology transfer;
- leading in helping COLSA become a more inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible place of work and study;
- exceptional service or support to the college, university, or community;
- mentoring of graduate or undergraduate students;
- building international partnerships;
- or any other way that advances the standing of COLSA’s teaching, research, and service mission.
In addition to being recognized at the ceremony, Dean's Awards recipients will receive a (pre-tax) monetary award. All COLSA employees are eligible, and all COLSA employees and students may submit nominations. The number of recipients can vary each year.
Luke Hydock, manager of the Macfarlane Research Greenhouses
Jesse Stabile Morrell, principal lecturer in the nutrition program in the Department of Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems
Wendy Rose, program manager for the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
Paul Tsang, professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences
Dean Elder, director of the Animal Resources Office
Curtis Johnson, finish carpenter
David Plachetzki, associate professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences
Michael Simmons, lecturer in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment and the Thompson School of Applied Science
Laurie Westover, instructional laboratory specialist in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences
Maria Carlota Dao, assistant professor in the department of biological sciences
Robert Gibson, managing director, New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Amy Michaud, skills application teacher in the department of molecular, cellular and biomedical sciences
Wil Wolheim, associate professor in the department of natural resources and the environment