CORVALLIS - Exemplary faculty and staff in Oregon State University's College of Agricultural Sciences were honored recently at an annual awards ceremony.
Nine awards were presented to 18 recipients. They included:
- Rob L. Chitwood, a hatchery manager with the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, and Noreen Rodgers, fiscal manager in the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, each received the College's Classified Employee Award.
- Mary L. Powelson, a botany professor in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, was presented with the R. M. Wade Award for Excellence in Teaching.
- Penny Diebel, an associate professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, and Carol Mallory-Smith, an associate professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Science, were listed in the Registry of Distinguished Teachers.
- Jennifer Field, an associate professor in the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, received the Savery Outstanding Young Faculty Award.
- Richard Miller, a professor in the Department of Rangeland Resources who does research at the Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center in Burns, received the F.E. Price-Agricultural Research Foundation Award for Excellence in Research, recognizing his work in juniper, woodland and sagebrush steppe ecosystems.
- Thomas Savage, a professor in the Department of Animal Sciences, received the F.E. Price-Agricultural Research Foundation Award for Student Advising and Counseling.
- Ronald Hathaway, professor of animal sciences and staff chair of the Klamath County Extension office, received the College of Agricultural Sciences Award for Excellence in Extension Education.
- Team leader Andy Duncan; program assistant Jeanne Bush; writers Tom Gentle, Theresa Novak, Bob Rost and Carol Savonen; photographer Lynn Ketchum and graphics designer Tom Weeks, all of the Department of Extension and Experiment Stations Communications, received the James and Mildred Oldfield-E.R. Jackman Team Award. It recognizes their cooperative production of a 24-page publication on the Oregon salmon crisis, "A Snapshot of Salmon in Oregon."
- David Hannaway, a professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Science who recently returned from a trip to China, received the Excellence in International Education award.
The College of Agricultural Sciences also honored the late Ludwig M. Eisgruber, a former dean and long-time faculty member who died earlier this year.
Thayne R. Dutson, the dean of agricultural sciences at OSU, presented Eisgruber's widow, Eva Eisgruber, with an honorary doctorate from the Agricultural University in Tirana, Albania. It recognizes Eisgruber's work developing an agricultural curriculum and faculty at the Albanian university.