On Monday, OSU announced the faculty and staff who received awards at the University Awards Convocation ceremony. OSU President Kayse Shrum and Provost Jeanette Mendez hosted the event. Twenty-three members of the faculty were recognized for their efforts in the fall 2022 semester.
These recipients included Ravi Jadeja, the associate professor in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences. Jadeja won the Distinguished Early Career Faculty Award.
Associate dean of Ferguson College of Agriculture Cynda Clary received the Leave the Ladder Down Award for her outstanding leadership and kindness.
Regents Professor and Wheat Geneticist Brett Carver received the Eminent Faculty Award because of contributions to wheat variety development.
Yangi Wu from the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences was appointed as Regent Professor for his excellent discipline and scholarship.
Faculty member Ning Wang from the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering received the Regents Distinguished Research Award for her significant achievements in her field of research. Wang was also given a $2,000 stipend.
Danielle Bellmer from the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering was recognized for her significant contributions to students with the Regents Distinguished Teacher award and also received a $2,000 stipend.
Karen Hickman from the Environmental Science Undergraduate Program was awarded the Career Champion Award for her outstanding encouragement and support toward students.
The annual Dr. Howard J. Ship Jr. Inclusive Excellence Staff Award was presented to the honorable mention, Sheary Johnson from the Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center. Johnson received the award for excellence in the field of diversity and equity. She also received a $1,500 stipend.
For demonstrating an outstanding commitment to teaching students virtually, F. Bailey Norwood from the Department of Agricultural Economics received the Online Teaching Excellence Award and a $2,000 stipend.
As another part of the awards ceremony, Wyatt Hoback, Tyson Ochsner and Yong Cheng were appointed as Chair and Professorship Holders.
Robert Scott Frazier from the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering received a $500 stipend for Academic Excellence in Academic Program Assessment for dedication to planning and implementing academic programs.
The Merrick Foundation Teaching Award was given to Eric DeVuyst from the Department of Agricultural Economics who showcased an ability to help students understand and engage with the American economy.
OSU adviser John Michael Riley from the Department of Agricultural Economics received the Advising Excellence Award for showing outstanding academic advising,
Finally, three individuals from OSU, Jana Moore, Karen Smith, and Melissa Dunn, received the OSU Staff Distinguished Service Award because of outstanding loyalty and dedication to OSU.