Honors & Awards

2011

Allison Rick VandeVoort, PHD Program,  is a coauthor on the book chapter “Environmental Soil Chemistry of Silver: Historic and Current Perspectives” . Other authors: Y. Arai. 2011. Advances in Agronomy. Vol.114 (In press) This was an invited book chapter in Advances in Agronomy.

Zhen (Daisy) Fu, Ph.D. Graduate Student, Plant and Environmental Sciences, won the Best Presentation Award in the Graduate Student Competition of the Society of Nematologists 50th Annual Meeting in Corvallis, Oregon (July 17-21, 2011). Her talk was entitled “Differential expression of a Beta 1,4-endoglucanase induced by Diet Changes of the Foliar Nematode Aphelenchoides fragariae.”  Her major advisor is Dr. Paula Agudelo.

Elspeth Murday, Ph.D. candidate, Plant & Envrionmental Sciences, was the recipient of a Wade Stackhouse Graduate Fellowship for 2011-2012 academic year. She is working with Dr. Halina Knap.

Zhen Fu (Daisy), Ph.D. candidate, Plant & Environmental Sciences, received The Nathan A. Cobb Student Travel Award to attend the Society of Nematologists annual meeting in Corvallis, Oregon (July 17-21).  She will give an oral presentation entitled “Differential expression of  Beta 1,4-endoglucanse induced by Diet Changes of Foliar Nematode Aphelenchoides fragariae”.

Mike Hood - McIver-Hass Lifetime Achievement Award - presented by NC State Beekeepers Association for 20 years of outstanding contributions to beekeeping and Endless support of Both NCSBA & SCBA (March 2011)

Daniella Triebwasser has received the NSF Graduate Fellowship award to pursue her M.S. in Plant and Environmental Sciences from 2011 to May 2013. As an undergraduate she actively became involved in research, both hands on work and the literature, under Dr. Nishanth Tharayil, Professor in Entomology, Soil and Plant Sciences, studying the impacts of plant secondary metabolites on plant and soil interactions. Her M.S. research project was developed from this work.  Daniella plans to study the impacts of climate change induced secondary metabolites on the impacts of the soil carbon and nitrogen cycle.

2010

Kirthi Kiran Yadagiri - Ph.D. Student, PES, mycology
was awarded first place in the Ruska Student Competition at the Southeastern Microscopy Society’s 2010 Annual Meeting in Charleston, SC. The Ruska award is Southeastern Microscopy Society's annual student research award and is named after Ernst Ruska, the inventor of the electron microscope, and Helmut Ruska, eminent biologist.

Kirthi Kiran Yadagiri - Ph.D. Student, PES, mycology
received a Travel Award to attend the 2010 annual meeting of the American Phytopathological Society, Southeastern Division in Orlando, FL.

Dr. Julia Kerrigan - Asst. Professor of mycology, Entomology, Soils, & Plant Sciences
received the 2010 Clemson University College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Science Teaching Excellence Award for Graduate Education

Bruce Martin  - Professor, Turfgrass Pathology, Pee Dee Research & Education Center
Alumni Distinguished Cooperative Extension Public Service Award

Eric Benson - Professor, Urban Entomology Extension Specialist
Rowland P. Alston, Sr. ’42 Award for Public Service

Tracy Patterson - Accountant/Fiscal Analyst
Outstanding Staff Award

Elspeth Murday  - Ph.D. Student, PES, plant genetics
Dustin Swanson - Ph.D. Student, biodiversity of medically important arthropods
2010 Wade Stackhouse Fellowship

Megan Leach - Ph.D. Student, PES, nematology
Society of Nematologists John Webster Outstanding Student for 2010.

Daniella Triebwasser - Student Lab Assistant to Nishanth Tharayil, Weed Ecology
Undergraduate Research Award from Weed Science Society of America.

Guido Schnabel - Assoc. Professor, plant pathology, Fruit Pathology Specialist
Recognition of Outstanding Services as Plant Disease Associate Editor 2007-2009. The American Phytopathological Society.

Holly Tuten - Ph.D. Student, biodiversity of medically important arthropods
2010 Terminix Research Fellowships were presented at the 51st Annual South Carolina Pest Management Professionals School.

Dustin Swanson - Ph.D. Student, biodiversity of medically important arthropods
2010 Cochran Memorial Fellowship from the South Carolina Pest Control Association presented at the 51st Annual South Carolina Pest Management Professionals School.

Ying Mo - M.S. Student, Entomology, urban entomology
2010 James D. "Denny" Ford Annual Fellowship presented at the 51st Annual South Carolina Pest Management Professionals School.

2009

Holly Tuten - Ph.D. Student, biodiversity of medically important arthropods
2nd Place, 2009 Entomological Society of America President's Prize Student Poster Competition.

Steven Jeffers - Professor, plant pathology, Diseases of Ornamental Crops and Trees Specialist
2009 Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service Superior Performance Award

John Mueller - Professor, nematology, Director, Edisto REC
2009 Clemson University Alumni Distinguished Award for Public Service

Robert Tompkins - Ph.D. Student, PES, restoration ecology
Manuscript entitled “A Newly Documented and Significant Piedmont Prairie Site with a Helianthus schweinitzii Torrey & Gray (Schweinitz's Sunflower) Population", has been accepted (with revision) by The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society.

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

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

Holly Tuten - Ph.D. Student, biodiversity of medically important arthropods
2009 Dr. & Mrs. John Thomas Creighton Endowed Memorial Fellowship.

Allison Rick - Ph.D. Student, PES, soil chemistry
has been selected by the Association of Women Soil Scientists (AWSS) as the 2009 AWSS Travel Scholarship recipient for travel to the Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting to present the results of her research.The 2009 ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings is being held in Pittsburgh, PA.

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.

Robert Tompkins - Ph.D. Student, PES, restoration ecology
had his manuscript entitled "Big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii Poaceae) populations in the Carolinas" accepted for publication in Rhodora.

Jay Chapin - Professor, entomology, Peanut Specialist, Edisto REC
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.

Robert Tompkins - Ph.D. Student, PES, restoration ecology
co-authored a book, entitled The Life and Art of Ralph Ray, Jr., showcasing a talented artist whose paintings of birds and their habitats, helped to spark environmental consciousness during post-World War II America.

Zhen Fu - Ph.D. Student, PES, nematology
Megan Leach - Ph.D. Student, PES, nematology
Ernesto Robayo - M.S. Student, PES, ornamental crops and trees
Kirthi Kiran Yadagiri - Ph.D. Student, PES, mycology
Were all awarded George Miller Armstrong student travel fund awards to attend professional meetings.

Ernesto Robayo - M.S. Student, PES, ornamental crops and trees
Albert Paulus Student Travel Award to attend the 2009 American Phytopathological Society (APS) Annual Meeting in Portland, OR.

Zhen Fu - Ph.D. Student, PES, nematology
Dow AgroSciences graduate student travel award to attend the 2009 annual meeting of the Society of Nematologists (SON) in Burlington, VT.

Elspeth Murday - Ph.D. Student, PES, plant genetics
Dustin Swanson - Ph.D. Student, biodiversity of medically important arthropods
2009 Wade Stackhouse Fellowship

Megan Leach - Ph.D. Student, PES, nematology
Tuition scholarship to attend the Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, Summer 2009. The cost of tuition for 3 modules and travel will be covered.

Richard Reeves - M.S. Student, cotton entomology
Received second place in the 2009 Master's student presentation division at the ESA Southeast Branch Meeting in Montgomery, AL.

Richard Reeves - M.S. Student, 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 - Ph.D. 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 Carl & Ruby Nettles Travel Award.

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 - M.S. Student, 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).

Richard Reeves - M.S. Student, agricultural entomology
2008-2009 Dr. & Mrs. John Thomas Creighton Endowed Memorial Fellowship.

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