CALS Staff Outstanding Achievement Award

Award Requirements

Application Deadline:
Due 3rd Tuesday in November to CALS

Purpose: To recognize a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences staff member, not engaged in research, who has achieved outstanding accomplishments in their professional career. 

Eligibility: Professional and scientific or merit staff who have been employed in CALS for five years or more at the time of the nomination deadline. Recipients must be a CALS employee at the time of the CALS Spring Awards Ceremony.  

Number of Awards: One award.

Amount of Award: $500 one-time stipend.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Submit the CALS award cover sheet. 
  2. Submit a nomination letter no longer than three pages that describes the contributions of the nominee including impact of their work, service within the university (to department or unit, other departments or units, university), professional organizations and positions held, evidence of career progress (promotions and educational advancements) and professional recognitions and contributions beyond the university (community, state, regional, national, international, committees and publications).
  3. Submit two additional letters of support. One of the letters, or the nomination letter, must be from the direct supervisor.
  4. Submit a curriculum vita not to exceed four pages which highlights contributions. 

NOTE: Prior to 2024, there was a CALS P&S Excellence Award. 

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Past Recipients

  • 2018 - Marcella Bruhn
  • 2017 - Mary Lents
  • 2016 - Mary Davis
  • 2015 - Steven Niebuhr
  • 2014 - Julie Roberts
  • 2013 - Janice Berhow
  • 2012 - Jackie Jens
  • 2011 - Lee Bendickson
  • 2010 - Ann Shuey
  • 2009 - Helen Kepler
  • 2009 - Ilene Carlson
  • 2008 - Cindy Pease
  • 2007 - Donna Otto
  • 2006 - Renea Miller
  • 2005 - Carol Elliott
  • 2004 - Jan Ostermann
  • 2003 - Marylou Weigel
  • 2002 - Jennifer Rivera
  • 2001 - Diana McLaughlin
  • 2000 - Becky Johnson
  • 1999 - Lyn VanDePol
  • 1998 - Barbara Malchow
  • 1997 - Gaylan Scofield
  • 1996 - Rodney Berryman
  • 1995 - Mary Johnson