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2019 Faculty/Staff Achievements


• National service: Global Campus Dean Karen Pedersen to serve on board of the University and Professional Continuing Education Association.

• State leader: College of Education's Judy Hughey honored by Kansas School Counselors Association for distinguished service.

• State standouts: Kansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics honors several K-Staters with awards, scholarships.

• Research rewarded: Computer science's Caragea earns Best Insight Paper Award at international conference.

• Among the best: National interfraternity council recognizes K-State fraternity, fraternity member and Greek life director for excellence.

• National leader: Agronomy's Vara Prasad to be new president of Crop Science Society of America.

• The 'write' honor: Political science's Martinez Machain and K-State alum receive Glenn Palmer Prize for best article.

• Award-winning research: English department faculty, students earn honors from national association for research essays.

• Career recognition: American Sociological Association honors Matthew Sanderson for contributions to the field; Sanderson also honored with best article award from World Congress of Sociology.

• Prestigious appointment: Timothy Bolton to serve three-year term on High Energy Physics Advisory Panel.

• Big salute: Art DeGroat just fifth inductee to Seton Hall University Army ROTC Hall of Fame.

• The "write way": Architecture's Peter Magyar releases new book, "Linear-Thought Condensation."

• Select honor: Chardie Baird completes HERS Institute leadership program.

• Advocacy excellence: Social work's Debi Holcomb receives Outstanding Statewide Champion Advocacy Award for service to crime victims.

• Rising stars: Chemistry's Ryan Rafferty and grain science and industry's Yi Zheng receive CAREER awards from National Science Foundation.

• The write way: Tim Dayton's book on American poetry and World War I nominated for two prestigious honors: James Russell Lowell Prize and John Hope Franklin Prize.

• The write way: Newest book by history's James Sherow nominated for 2019 Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize.

• Award of distinction: Journalism's Louise Benjamin receives Broadcast Education Association's Distinguished Education Service Award.

• Lessons in civility: Tim Shaffer writer, editor for new book on political discourse.

• Up-and-comer: Geography's Jida Wang receives Early Career Award from National Association of Geographers' remote sensing speciality group.

• Writing the standard: Walter Dodd and colleague publish third edition of widely use textbook on freshwater ecology.

Sociology faculty, students earn national awards from Rural Sociological Society.

• Translating to excellence: Book by Laura Kanost featured on 2019 Best Translated Book longlist.

• Arresting new read: Criminologist and colleague publish new edition of book on cybercrime and society.

• Master storyteller: Journalism and Mass Communications' Tom Hallaq receives AVA Gold Award for documentary on pipe organ at All Faiths Chapel.

• International scholar: History's Andrew Orr awarded fellowship to study at the Centre for French History and Culture at the University of St. Andrews.

• Excellent educator:: Cassie Jones, animal sciences and industry, receives Outstanding Young Teacher Award at Midwest meeting of the American Society of Animal Science and American Dairy Science Association.

• Guiding the way: Landscape architecture's Jessica Canfield co-authors new guidebook on landscape performance evaluation.

• Writing excellence: Journalism and mass communications assistant professor earns two first-place honors in Kansas Professional Communicators contest.

• Air waves author: Ian Punnett from the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications authors book on the cultural history of the car radio.

• A-plus architects: Tim de Noble, Robert Condia named fellows of the American Institute of Architects.

• Striking the right note: Music's Phil Payne selected fellow of the Modern Band Higher Education Program.

• Landing a big one: Biology professor honored with Fisheries Excellence Award.

• The 'write' way: Clinical assistant professor authors book on writing skills for veterinarians.

• Future star: Educational leadership assistant professor receives Emerging Scholar Award.

• Cited for success: American College of Sports Medicine names David C. Poole Citation Award winner.

• Outstanding agronomist: Society of Range Management names Walter Fick a fellow.

• Diverse designer: APDesign's Vibhavari Jani receiving Foundation Diversity Award from the International Interior Design Association.

• Super scholar: Political science's Jeff Pickering the 2019 recipient of the Quincy Wright Distinguished Scholar Award by the International Studies Association.

• Intervention innovator: College of Education's Mickey Losinski earns 2019 Council of Children with Behaviorial Disorders' Interventionist Award for his scholarly work in the field.

• Roll out the red carpet: Theatre's Jerry Jay Cranford picks up best director honors from the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards.

• All that jazz: National festival recognizes percussion professor for excellence in Latin music and jazz education.

• Editorial assist: Landscape architecture and regional & community planning professor and students contribute to chapter in new book.

• Leading the way: Education Abroad's Sara Boro to chair Kansas International Educators, while Student Life's Stephanie Bannister new member of the NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education AVP steering committee.

• Write stuff: Ron Wilson new secretary of national chapter of Western Wordsmiths.

• Gubernatorial appointment: Madai Rivera joins Gov. Kelly's Education Council.

• Elite honor: Human Capital Services' McDiffett graduates from TIAA's Emerging Leaders Network program, while HCS's Fouquette and Fronce invited to join program.

• Purple power: K-State creative teams earn record-setting 42 CASE awards.

• Greatest showman: School of Music, Theatre, and Dance's Jerry Jay Cranford earns best directing honors.

• Academic booster: College of Education's Kelly Briggs recipient of Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award.

• Leadership honor: Center for Student Involvement executive director named program team lead for I-LEAD.

• State leader: Human Capital Services' Locanthi Dowell appointed director of state human resource management society.

• State's best: Kansas Association for Public Purchasing Professionals names K-State's Cathy Oehms its Manager of the Year.