IANR Awards and Recognition

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The awards coordinated by the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources recognize faculty and staff members who advance the mission of the University in teaching, research, extension, and service.

We invite you to learn more about each award, past award recipients, and nomination information.

KUDOS AWARD nomination deadline is April 1, 2022.

For all other IANR Awards, the nomination deadline is October 1, 2021.

For more information on the University-wide faculty awards coordinated by Central Administration (IDEA, ORCA, OTICA, UDTA), visit their recognition and awards website.

Staff Awards

Outstanding Employee Award

In recognition of an employee who goes above and beyond their job responsibilities

Lew Sieber
Lew Sieber
Nebraska Forest Service
2020 OEA recipient
Taylor Hart
Taylor Hart
CASNR Dean's Office
2020 OEA recipient
Calvin Schrock
Calvin Schrock
Animal Science
2020 OEA recipient
Linda Tesch
Linda Tesch
Agricultural Economics
2020 OEA recipient
Award: $750
Eligibility: Permanent IANR office/service or managerial/professional (.50 FTE or more). Employee cannot be on corrective probation. The OEA can be received once every 5 years.

Exemplary Service Award

In recognition of outstanding employees who maintain a high level of exemplary service to the university.

Marilyn Weidner
Marilyn Weidner
Entomology
2020 Exemplary Service Award recipient
Award: $1000
Eligibility: Permanent IANR office/service or managerial/professional (.50 FTE or more) with 20 or more years of service to the university. Employee cannot be on corrective probation. Nominees should consistently demonstrate high-quality performance, project a commitment toward excellence in the quality of daily work, inspire a "teamwork attitude," contribute to high-staff morale, and use sound judgment in the exercise of duties.

Omtvedt Servant Leader Award

In recognition of outstanding employees who demonstrate servant leadership in a way that inspires collaboration and excellence, and elevates the performance of others.

Leann Galusha
Leann Galusha
Biochemistry
2020 Omtvedt Servant leader award recipient
Award: $1000
Eligibility: Full time IANR employees in office/service or managerial/professional roles. Employee cannot be on corrective probation.

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents Kudos Award

In recognition of outstanding service to the University of Nebraska

Tom McGargill
Tom McGargill
Animal Science
2020 KUDOS Award recipient
Award: $150
Eligibility: The Board of Regents recognize full-time employees for outstanding service to the University of Nebraska. All past IANR Outstanding Employee Award recipients are eligible for nomination.

Faculty Awards

Omtvedt Innovation Award

In recognition of innovative faculty members, or a team lead by faculty, in the areas of teaching, research and extension education

Brad Goetsch
Brad Goetsch
Center for Grassland Studies
2020 Omtvedt Innovation Award for Teaching recipient
Andrea Cupp
Andrea Cupp
Animal Science
2020 Omtvedt Innovation Award for Research recipient
Maria De Guzman
Maria De Guzman
Child, Youth and Family Studies
2020 Omtvedt Innovation Award for Extension recipient
Food Processing Center Hand Sanitizer Team
Food Processing Center Hand Sanitizer Team
2020 Omtvedt Innovation Award for Team recipient
Award:$2500 (or $5000 per team)
Eligibility: IANR faculty, or a team lead by a faculty, who has demonstrated exceptional abilities and innovation in the areas of teaching, research, or extension education.

Dinsdale Family Faculty Award

In recognition of a meritorious faculty member for unique contribution in teaching, research, or extension education

Ajai Ammachathram
Ajai Ammachathram
Nutrition and Health Sciences
2020 Dinsdale Award recipient
Award: $2000
Eligibility: Faculty member who has not yet been awarded tenure or who is not in a tenure track position; e.g. equivalent rank faculty, lecturers, extension educators, who have demonstrated unique contributions in teaching, research, or extension education.