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McGinnis and Simsek honored with Agriculture and Extension Faculty/Staff Awards

Two North Dakota State University Department of Plant Sciences faculty, Esther McGinnis and Senay Simsek, were honored at the 28th annual Agriculture and Extension Faculty/Staff Awards program on December 12, 2019.
 
 

December 18,2019

Two North Dakota State University Department of Plant Sciences faculty, Esther McGinnis and Senay Simsek, were honored at the 28th annual Agriculture and Extension Faculty/Staff Awards program on December 12, 2019. McGinnis received the Excellence in Extension Early Career Award and Simsek received the Eugene R. Dahl Excellence in Research Award.

McGinnis is an associate professor and the horticulture Extension specialist. Simsek is the Bert D’Appolonia Cereal Science and Technology of Wheat Endowed Professor and leads the wheat end quality project.

Six others from the Department of Plant Sciences were nominated for awards, including assistant professor Bingcan Chen for the Larson/Yaggie Excellence in Research Award; professor Harlene Hatterman-Valenti for the William J. and Angelyn A. Austin Excellence in Advising Award; professor Burton Johnson for the H. Roald and Janet Lund Excellence in Teaching Award; professor and Extension agronomist Hans Kandel for the AGSCO Excellence in Extension Award; research specialist Sally Mann for the Charles and Linda Moses Staff Award; and assistant professor of practice Anuradha Vegi for the Earl and Dorothy Foster Excellence in Teaching Award.

Forty-three faculty and staff in the NDSU College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources (CAFSNR) and the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Stations (NDAES) for excellence in research, teaching, Extension and support staff work. Greg Lardy, associate vice president for Agricultural Affairs and director of the NDEAS and interim director of NDSU Extension, and David Buchanan, associate dean for academic programs in the CAFSNR, presented the awards, and NDSU president Dr. Dean Bresciani congratulated all nominees.

For more information, see https://www.ndsu.edu/news/view/detail/56194/.

Author: Karen Hertsgaard, 701-231-5384,
Editor: Kamie Beeson, 701-231-7123,

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