Recently, awards of all kinds have been bestowed to many of our wonderful individuals throughout our department and beyond. To just take a moment and be proud, please take a look at this HUGE list of achievements:
*Pictures in order of appearance. Not pictured: Diversity & Inclusion Committee and Jessica Krob.
- Our Diversity & Inclusion Committee was selected as the 2021 winner of the Dr. Marva Rudolph Diversity and Inclusion Unit Excellence Award, which recognizes a unit or department that has demonstrated outstanding leadership and made consistent contributions to advancing diversity and inclusion at UT.
- Dr. Scott Stewart was selected for the Entomological Society of America (ESA) Southeastern Branch Award for Excellence in Integrated Pest Management Award. This award recognizes and encourages outstanding contributions to integrated pest management in North America and U.S. possessions.
- Dr. Scott Stewart is also nominated for the National ESA Excellence in Integrated Pest Management Award
- Dr. Frank Hale was selected for the ESA Southeastern Branch Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension. This award recognizes and encourages outstanding contributions to Extension entomology. Recipients of this award are nominated for the Entomological Society of America Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension.
- Dr. Frank Hale is also nominated for the National ESA Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension
- Autumn McLaughlin was the 2021 recipient of the Kirby L. Hays Award for Outstanding M.S. Graduate Student.
- Dave Paulsen was selected as the 2021 recipient of the 2021 Herbert College of Agriculture Outstanding Staff award.
- Julian Cosner won 1st place in the M.S. Student Oral Presentations for the ESA Southeastern Branch Annual Meeting.
- Julian Cosner was also an Invited Speaker in the Symposium titled “Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Entomology: Accessibility and Advocacy”. His presentation was titled “Entomological Benefits of IDM: Integrated Diversity Management”.
- Jessica Krob won 2nd place in the M.S. Student Oral Presentations for the ESA Southeastern Branch Annual Meeting.
- Excellent presentations were made by all of our students, so a special shout out to Amira Cornish, Kassie Hollabaugh, and Matthew Longmire!
- As mentioned previously, the UT Entomology Games Team (the UT Blue-tick Hounds) placed 3rd in the Competition at the ESA Southeastern Branch Annual Meeting.
- Julian Cosner, Kassie Hollabaugh, Dawson Kerns, and Matthew Longmire (Team Captain)
- A former student, Kadie Britt, has defended her dissertation and met all requirements for graduation. Congratulations, Dr. Kadie Britt!
From our department head, Dr. Shoemaker: “WOW! This is a proud moment for EPP and a fantastic way to start off 2021! I am so excited to see all individuals involved receive these prestigious awards and be recognized for their notable accomplishments – well deserved in every case!”