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2017 Faculty Achievements

  • Top of his profession: Flea and tick expert Michael Dryden recognized as top veterinary microbiologist by national organization.

  • 2017 fellow recipients: Alice Boyle, biology, American Ornithological Society; Asad Esmaeily and David Steward, both civil engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers; Gordon Smith, grain science and industry, Institute of Food Technologists; and Kimberly Kirkpatrick, psychological sciences, Association of Psychological Science.

  • Awarded agronomists: Soil and Water Conservation Society presents Chuck Rice with Hugh Hammond Bennett Award, while Colby Moorberg receives Outstanding Service Award.

  • Leadership post: Mechanical and nuclear engineering's Gurpreet Singh named chair of Bulletin Editorial Advisory Board of the American Ceramic Society.

  • Perennial winner: Chad Miller receives Perennial Plant Association Award for exceptional leadership in education.

  • Poster plaudit: Chemical engineering's Ryan Hansen receives top poster award at American Society for Engineering Education's Chemical Engineering Summer School.

  • Tasked for excellence: Fred Burrack selected for Knowledge Development Task Force.

  • National impact: Two K-State physicists part of world's biggest neutrino experiment.

  • Select honor: U.S. Department of State selects Jolene McConnell for its English Language Fellows Program.

  • A better way: American Veterinary Medical Association's 2017 Animal Welfare Award to College of Veterinary Medicine's Hans Coetzee.

  • Top teacher: Kansas Association for Career and Technology Education names College of Human Ecology's David E. Thompson its Post Secondary Teacher of the Year.

  • Top work: College of Engineering's Hayder Rasheed earns Best Paper Award for Research on FRP Strengthening of Existing Structures at international conference.

  • Faculty, grad students earn honors from American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering.

  • Best book: "Wildflowers and Weeds of Kansas," co-written by K-State's Jon Haddock, receives 2016 Jan Garton Prairie Heritage Book Award.

  • National leader: Kevin Sauer serving on board of directors of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

  • Record-breaking achievement: Dong Lin's 3-D printed graphene aerogel is officially named world's least dense printed 3-D structure.

  • Soil support: Chuck Rice receives national honor for outstanding contributions for research, teaching, extension, or administration made outside of the U.S. by a current agronomist.

  • Engineering leader: Julia A. Keen, associate professor of architectural engineering and construction sciences, Kansas State University, serving one-year term as vice president on ASHRAE board of directors.
  • Top researcher: University Distinguished Professor Walter Dodds receives the Society for Freshwater Science Award of Excellence.

  • State's best: Gary Clark named 2017 Engineer of the Year by Kansas Society of Professional Engineers.

  • Select honor: K-State Police Lt. Jessica Brooks graduates from FBI National Academy.

  • Plan for success: Personal financial planning faculty, students earn honors.

  • Service rewarded: Jim Stack presented Distinguished Service Award from the North Central Division of the American Phytopathological Society.

  • Awards to grow on: Horticulture graduate student, faculty receive North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture awards.

  • At the top: Karen Schmidt named president of American Dairy Science Association.

  • Distinguished recognition: David C. Pool earns distinguished lectureship award from American Physiological Society.
  • Conservation leader: Park management and conservation assistant professor serving three-year term on IUCN Commission on Education and Communication.

  • State leader: Human Capital Services' Shanna Legleiter president of state chapter of human resources association.

  • Salute for service: K-State professors are inducted to the US Army Noncommissioned Officer Corps.

  • Successful scholar: Jayendra "Jay" Amamcharla the 2017 recipient of the American Dairy Science Association's Foundation Scholar Award in dairy foods.

  • Rising young researcher: Assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering receives $360,000 from the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Research Program.

  • Living legend: Zelia Wiley receives 2017 Legend Award from Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences.

  • Driven to succeed: Computer science associate professor receives Young Investigator Award from Office of Naval Research for autonomous autos research.

  • Best at the job: Biology's Joyce Brite receives high recognition from Wildlife Management Institute.

  • National appointment: Kevin McCluskey selected for three-year term on National Genetics Resources Advisory Council.

  • Trendsetter: Dean of College of Agriculture John Floros named co-chair of National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine's Science Breakthroughs 2030 project.

  • Key appointment: Curator of university's Fungal Genetics Stock Center to serve three-year term on the National Genetic Resources Advisory Council.

  • Highlighting the Sunflower State: Ted Cable publishes "Driving across Kansas: A Guide to I-70, Revised and Updated Edition."

  • Building a stellar reputation: Katie Loughmiller receives Associated Schools of Construction Excellence in Teaching Award.

  • New author: Senior electronic media coordinator Brent Anders writes first book, "How to Enhance Instructional PRESENCE: Research & experience based techniques to improve both online & face-to-face instruction."

  • Research abroad: History professor receives Fulbright Fellowship for Serbia.

  • Advising excellence: NACADA's Charlie Nutt is first-ever recipient of the United Kingdom Advising and Tutoring Fellowship.

  • Standout designer: APDesign's Sebnem Demirkan receives 2017 Design Intelligence Award in the Design Frontiers category.

  • Making a CAREER of it: Industrial and manufacturing systems engineering's Jessica Heier Stamm becomes university's fourth NSF CAREER award winner this year.

  • National leadership: College of Education's Deepak Prem Subramony is president-elect designate of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology's pioneering Culture, Learning and Technology Division; College of Veterinary Medicine's Brad White named president of the Academy of Veterinary Consultants; and College of Agriculture's Gary Pierzynski new president-elect of the American Society of Agronomy.

  • Master musician: David Pickering receives an E. Power Biggs Fellowship of the Organ Historical Society.

  • A career of excellence: K-State geography professor receives lifetime achievement award from the American Association of Geographers.

  • Tops in his field: Andrew Smith, Kansas State Polytechnic Campus, named 2017 Ivan D. Livi Aviation Maintenance Educator of the Year.

  • Author, author: Kakali Bhattacharya, associate professor of educational leadership, published second book.

  • Top paper: Shireen Roshanravan, American ethnic studies, receives Jane Addams Prize from the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy.

  • Engineering potential: Mechanical engineer's research related to water conservation earns NSF CAREER award.

  • Best in state: Phillip Vardiman is Kansas Athletic Trainer of the Year.

  • Paper perfection: Personal financial planning faculty member, student earn best paper award.

  • Simply the best: College of Education's Kakali Bhattachary receives the 2017 Outstanding Book Award from the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry.

  • Top-tier educator: Dean of Graduate School, Carol Shanklin, a 2017 Icon of Education.

  • Top paper: The 2016 Robert J. House Best Paper Award from the Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness Project goes to Saurav Pathak, entrepreneurship assistant professor.

  • Building potential: Katie Loughmiller, assistant professor of architectural engineering and construction science, receives Associated Schools of Construction Region 4 Regional Teaching Award.

  • Recognized role model: APDesign's Tim de Noble receives award for advocacy of architecture.

  • Financial finesse: Journal of Financial Research selects article by K-State's Sabuhi Sardarli as its most outstanding in 2016.

  • Excellent agronomist: Mary Beth Kirkham receives Distinguished Scientist Award from Soil Science Society of America.

  • "Sum"one special: Anna Zemlyanova, assistant professor of mathematics, new vice president of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Central States Section.