Dr. Nick Christians - 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Alumni Society Board of Directors at Ohio State University.
Dr. Kathleen Delate - 2013 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Achievement in Extension and Outreach
Dr. Ann Marie VanDerZanden, Professor of Horticulture and Director of the ISU Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching was recently selected as Fellow of the American Society for Horticultural Science. Election as a Fellow of the Society is the highest honor that ASHS can bestow on its members, in recognition of truly outstanding contributions to horticulture and the Society.
The Mission Awards are some of the highest awards given by the ISU chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta. Gamma Sigma Delta, which is an agriculture honorary. Nominations are accepted in four categories – research, extension, teaching, and international. The awards annually recognize faculty in the ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who have made exceptional contributions in helping Iowa State University achieve its mission in the areas of extension, research, teaching, and international agriculture. Two of this year’s recipients are in the Department of Horticulture: Dr. Jeff Iles, Teaching Mission and Richard Jauron, Extension Mission.
Twelve students from the ISU Horticulture Club attended MACHS at South Dakota State University, in Brookings, SD to participate in the MACHS Student Competition. Individual results for our ISU students are as follows:
Woody Identification: 1st place, Christina Riessen; 2nd Place, Zack Sargent.
Herbaceous Identification: 2nd Place (tie), Winston Beck, Cailey Hinz; 3rd place (tie), Christina Riessen, Zack Sargent.
Plant Judging: 3rd Place, Kurt Koeppen.
General Knowledge Exam: 1st Place, Winston Beck; 3rd Place, Kady Harris.
Competition Team Placement: 1st Place – an improvement from 2nd place last year