On Friday, December 10, 2021, the EPP Annual Winter Banquet was held.
During this event, many students, staff, faculty, and their families celebrated the end of the year. During the banquet, a game of trivia began that featured questions on the subject of entomology, plant pathology, pop culture, and geography. However, in the end, the table featuring Dean Xin, Dr. Bonnie Ownley, Dr. Ernest Bernard, Dr. Windham, Sarah Collins, and their families won first place. Students Amira Cornish, Julian Cosner, Gary Edwards, Trinity Hamm, Kassie Hollabaugh, and Elias Zuchelli were acknowledged. These six students have graduated during the 2021 year and have achieved a great milestone. Congratulations to you all on your accomplishment. Recently announced retirees, Dr. Frank Hale, Dr. Pat Parkman and Dave Paulsen were also acknowledged for their achievements and contributions to the department.
Dr. Ernest Bernard announced The 2021 EPP Departmental Awards. Please take a look at the list below to view the categories and award winners:
EPP Outstanding Research Publication Award – Swati Mishra
EPP Reentry Scholarship – Jesse Webster
Charles Wheeler Most Outstanding M.S. Student Award in Entomology – Kassie Hollabaugh
Russell and Bobbie Bull Outstanding Ph.D. Graduate Student Award in Entomology – Rebecca Butler and Dawson Kerns
Pless Award Outstanding Technical Staff – Tara Rickman
East Tennessee Pest Control Association Endowment Award in Urban Entomology – Corey Day
The EPP social committee would like to thank everyone for attending the 2021 EPP Annual Winter Banquet. Congratulations to all the award winners and graduates.