Honors & Awards

Dustin Swanson, PhD Student, biodiversity of medically important arthropods - 2010 Wade Stackhouse Fellowship.

Holly Tuten, Ph.D. Student, biodiversity of medically important arthropods -2009 Cochran Award from the South Carolina Entomological Society.

Mike Hood, Professor, entomology, Extension Apiculturist - received the Eastern Apicultural Society of America, Inc. "Roger A. Morse Award" for Outstanding Teaching and Service to the Beekeeping Industry at the society's annual conference held 3-7 August 2009 at the Holiday Resort and Conference Center in Ellicottville, New York. James Bobb, Chair, EAS Board of Directors presented the award.

Jay Chapin, Professor, entomology, peanut specialist - received the 2009 Research and Education Award from the American Peanut Council for his contributions to the peanut industry.

Peter Adler, Professor, insect biodiversity, medically important arthropods - co-authored a new book entitled Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society, which brings together leading scientific experts to assess the impact insects have on humankind and the earth's fragile ecosystems.

Dustin Swanson, PhD Student, biodiversity of medically important arthropods - 2009 Wade Stackhouse Fellowship.

Richard Reeves, (MS '09)  cotton entomology - Received second place in the 2009 Master's student presentation division at the ESA Southeast Branch Meeting in Montgomery, AL.

Richard Reeves (MS '09) cotton entomology - Received first place in the 2009 Beltwide Cotton Insect and Control Research Conference Stacy Hall Memorial Masters competition for his presentation entitled "Spatial-Temporal Analysis of Stink Bug Populations in Cotton."

Dustin Swanson, PhD Student, biodiversity of medically important arthropods - 2009 E.W. King Endowed Memorial Grant for his work on the phylogeny of the genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae)based on ITS1 and CO1 sequences.

Holly Tuten, Ph.D. Student, biodiversity of medically important arthropods - 2009 W.C. Nettles Endowed Memorial Grant for her work on mosquito hosts in two South Carolina zoos inferred from blood-meals.

Andrew Tebeau (MS'09) urban entomology - 2009 W.C. Nettles Endowed Memorial Grant for his work on reproductive strategies and colony relatedness in the adventive ponerine ant Pachycondyla chinensis (Emery).

Merle Shepard, Professor - 2008 South Carolina Entomological Society Triennial Cochran Professional Award winner.

Dustin Swanson (MS '07), PhD Student, biodiversity of medically important arthropods - 2008 South Carolina Entomological Society Graduate Student Presentation Competition winner.

Dustin Swanson (MS '07), PhD Student, biodiversity of medically important arthropods - 2008 South Carolina Entomological Society J. H. Cochran Memorial Scholarship winner.

Suvdaa Chuluunbat (MS '09) Student, comparative entomology - 2008 South Carolina Entomological Society Poster Competition winner.

Richard Reeves (MS '09) agricultural entomology -  2008-2009 Dr. & Mrs. John Thomas Creighton Endowed Memorial Fellowship.

Holly Tuten, MS Student, biodiversity of medically important arthropods - 2008 Wade Stackhouse Fellowships

Holly Tuten, MS Student, biodiversity of medically important arthropods - 2008 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) aims to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the United States and to reinforce its diversity by offering approximately 1,100 graduate fellowships in this competition. The GRFP provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees and is intended for students who are in the early stages of their graduate study. NSF Fellows are expected to become knowledge experts who can contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering. These individuals will be crucial to maintaining and advancing the nation’s technological infrastructure and national security as well as contributing to the economic well being of society at large.

Jonathan Cammack (MS '09) biodiversity of medically important arthropods
Amanda Nelson, PhD Student, comparative entomology
Brittany Russ (MS '09) urban entomology
Ian Stocks(PhD '09) comparative entomology
Andrew Tebeau (MS '09) urban entomology
Holly Tuten, MS Student, biodiversity of medically important arthropods
2008 Carl & Ruby Nettles Travel Awards are awarded on a competitive basis to students in good standing for expenses incurred for travel to regional, national, or international meetings at which the student engages in an activity before an audience of professionals, e.g. presenting a paper or poster, or, as a participant on a panel, debate, or competitive team.

Dustin Swanson (MS '07), Ph.D. Student, biodiversity of medically important arthropods - 2008 2nd Place winner in Ph.D. Oral Presentations at the SE Branch ESA Meeting in Jacksonville, FL.

Jonathan Cammack (MS '09) biodiversity of medically important arthropods - 2008 W.C. Nettles Endowed Memorial Grant for his work on the effect of the parasitoid Nasonia vitripennis (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) on pupation depth of the green bottle fly, Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae).

Holly Tuten, MS Student, biodiversity of medically important arthropods - 2008 W.C. Nettles Endowed Memorial Grant for her work on a Predictive Temporal and Spatial Model of the Distribution of Mosquito Larvae in Zoos.

Dustin Swanson (MS '07), Ph.D. Student, biodiversity of medically important arthropods - 2008 E.W. King Endowed Memorial Grant for his work on the predictability of habitat and species distribution for larval Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in South Carolina.

Jonathan Cammack (MS '09) and Holly Tuten, MS Student, biodiversity of medically important arthropods - 2008 Terminix Research Fellowships were presented at the 48th Annual South Carolina Pest Management Professionals School.

Brittany Russ (MS '09) urban entomology - 2008 Cochran Memorial Fellowship presented at the 48th Annual South Carolina Pest Management Professionals School.

Andrew Tebeau
(MS '09) urban entomology - 2008 James D. "Denny" Ford Annual Fellowship presented at the 48th Annual South Carolina Pest Management Professionals School.

Richard Reeves (M.S. '09) agricultural entomology - 2007 Beltwide Cotton Conference - SCES Outstanding Student Poster Presentation Award & second place Master's Student Presentation Award.

Jay W. Chapin, Professor, research and extension at Edisto REC< - 2007 Clemson University Alumni Distinguished Cooperative Extension Public Service Award.

Clemson Entomology Club Linnaean Team - 2007 Second Place in the National Linnaean Games quiz bowl competition at the annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America, held in San Diego, CA. The Linnaean Games are named after biologist Carolus Linnaeaus. Teams are tested on scientific knowledge, current events and trivia associated with insects and related organisms.

Ian Stocks (PhD '09) comparative entomology - 2007 Cochran Award from the South Carolina Entomological Society.

Mark Nelder (PhD '07) biodiversity of medically important arthropods - 2007 gold medal for graduate student research papers in the W. Curtis Worthington Jr. Research Paper Competition sponsored by the Waring Library Society of South Carolina. The Waring Library Society is dedicated to the history of the health sciences.

Tammy Morton, Eddie Beard and Shelby Barksdale, Department of Entomology, Soils, and Plant Sciences Staff - 2006 College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences Outstanding Staff Employee Awards.

Eric S. Paysen (PhD '07) urban entomology - 2006 Bayer Environmental Science Young Scientist of the Year Award from Bayer Environmental Science and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA).

Tammy P. Morton, Administrative Assistant to the chair, Department of Entomology, Soils, and Plant Sciences - 2006 Epsilon Sigma Phi Professionalism Award from the South Carolina Association of Extension Administrative Professionals.

Mark Nelder (PhD '07) biodiversity of medically important arthropods - 2006 Cochran Award from the South Carolina Entomological Society.

John Morse, Professor, comparative entomology - 2005 James H. Cochran Award for Distinguished Career in Entomology from the South Carolina Entomological Society.

Peter Adler, Professor, biodiversity of medically important arthropods - 2005 Clemson University Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research. Dr. Adler has held a teaching and research appointment in the Department of Entomology, Soils, and Plant Sciences at Clemson University since 1984.

Patricia A. Zungoli, Professor, urban entomology - 2005 Teaching Award of Merit from the organization of North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA).

Peter Adler, Professor, biodiversity of medically important arthropods and international authority on black flies - 2005 Clemson University Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research. The Outstanding Research Award, given annually by Clemson's Alumni Association to a faculty member who demonstrates outstanding ability and commitment to research.

Clemson Entomology Graduate Program Linnaean Team - 2005 First Place in the Linnaean Games quiz bowl competition at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America. The Linnaean Games are named after biologist Carolus Linnaeaus. Teams are tested on scientific knowledge, current events and trivia associated with insects and related organisms.

Donald A. Oswalt (PhD '07) urban entomology - 2005 Cochran Award from the South Carolina Entomological Society.

Eric P. Benson, Professor, urban entomology - 2005 Recognition Award in Urban Entomology by the Southeastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America.

Patricia A. Zungoli, Professor, urban entomology - 2005 Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching by the Southeastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America.

Jay Chapin, Professor, Edisto Research & Education Center< - 2004 Best Scientific Paper Presentation in entomology and Best Scientific Paper Presentation in plant pathology at the American Peanut Research and Education Society meeting.

Robert Bellinger, Professor, Pesticide Information Program, and Bruce Martin, Professor, Plant Pathology - (in collaboration with Extension Entomology and Plant Pathology faculty from North Carolina State University and the University of Georgia) 2004 American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) Extension Materials Award for the manual Ornamental and Turfgrass Pest Management- A Pesticide Applicator Certification Manual for the Carolinas and Georgia.

Peter Adler, Professor, biodiversity of medically important arthropods - 2004 Association of American Publishers Award for Best Single-Volume Reference in the Science for his book, Black Flies (Simulidae) of North America.

Patricia A. Zungoli, Professor, urban entomology - 2004-2005 Robert S. Campbell Award for Faculty Achievement in Communication Across the Curriculum. This award honors the memory of Robert S. Campbell, a 1937 graduate of Clemson, and recognizes a faculty member for exceptional contributions to communication across the curriculum (CAC) at Clemson.

Donald A. Oswalt (PhD '07) urban entomology - 2005 Bayer Environmental Science Young Scientist of the Year Award from Bayer Environmental Science and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA).

Clemson Entomology Graduate Program Linnaean Team - 2004 First Place in the Linnaean Games quiz bowl competition at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America. The Linnaean Games are named after biologist Carolus Linnaeaus. Teams are tested on scientific knowledge, current events and trivia associated with insects and related organisms.

Eric S. Paysen (PhD '08) urban entomology - 2004 Cochran Award from the South Carolina Entomological Society.

Eric P. Benson, Professor, urban entomology - 2004 recipient of the Southeastern Branch Entomological Society of America Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension.

Eric P. Benson, Professor, urban entomology - 2003 Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service Superior Performance Award in recognition of his innovative outreach programs.

Joseph Culin, Chair, Department of Entomology, Soils, and Plant Sciences, Professor - 2003 South Carolina Science Council/Hall of Science and Technology Helms Award for Exemplary Contributions to Education in South Carolina.

Tammy P. Morton, Administrative Assistant to the chair, Department of Entomology, Soils, and Plant Sciences - 2003 Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service Outstanding Service Award for her dedicated service to the Cooperative Extension Service and Clemson University.

Patricia A. Zungoli, Professor, urban entomology - 2003 Leadership Award sponsored by Syngenta and Pest Control Technology Magazine.

Peter Adler, Professor, biodiversity of medically important arthropods - 2003 Clemson University Godley-Snell Award for Excellence in Agricultural Research. The Godley Snell Award is the largest annual agricultural research award given at Clemson University.

Will K. Reeves, (PhD '03) student, biodiversity of medically important arthropods - Entomological Society of America's 2003 John Henry Comstock Graduate Student Award for the Southeastern Branch of ESA.

Donald A. Oswalt (PhD '07) urban entomology - October 2003. Chosen as one of the "40 Under Forty" by PCT Online.

Christy Jo Geraci (PhD '07) comparative entomology - 2003 North American Benthological Society recipient of the BP Chemicals Award for best oral presentation in applied research.