Honors & Awards (archives)

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.

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.

Margaret Miller - M.S. Student, PES, forage management
Jason Schmidt - M.S. Student, PES, forage management
Holly Tuten - M.S. Student, Entomology, biodiversity of medically important arthropods
2008 Wade Stackhouse Fellowships

Prashant Jha - Ph.D. Student, PES, weed biology and ecology
2008 Gerald O. Mott Meritorious Graduate Student Award in Crop Science offered by the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA).

Prashant Jha - Ph.D. Student, PES, weed biology and ecology
C.J. Geraci - Ph.D. Entomology, December 2007, comparative entomology
were nominated by the College of Agriculture, Forestry, & Life Sciences for the 2008 Clemson University Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant Award.

Holly Tuten - M.S. Student, Entomology, biodiversity of medically important arthropods
2008 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship 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.

Jonathan Cammack - M.S. Student, biodiversity of medically important arthropods
Amanda Nelson Ph.D. Student, comparative entomology
Brittany Russ - M.S. Student, urban entomology
Ian Stocks - Ph.D. Student, comparative entomology
Andrew Tebeau - M.S. Student, urban entomology
Holly Tuten - M.S. 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 - Ph.D. Student, Entomology, biodiversity of medically important arthropods
2008 2nd Place winner in Ph.D. Oral Presentations at the SE Branch ESA Meeting in Jacksonville, FL.

Margaret Miller - M.S. Student, PES, forage management
2008 Agronomy and Soils Endowment Award

Prashant Jha and Mayank Malik - Ph.D. Students, PES, weed biology and ecology
Will share the 2008 Dr. & Mrs. H.P. Cooper Agronomy Scholarship

Jason Schmidt - M.S. Student, PES, forage management
2008 John R. Wigington Memorial Endowment in Agronomy

Jonathan Cammack - M.S. Student, Entomology, 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 - M.S. Student, Entomology, 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 - Ph.D. Student, Entomology, 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 and Holly Tuten - M.S. Students, Entomology, biodiversity of medically important arthropods
2008 Terminix Research Fellowships were presented at the 48th Annual South Carolina Pest Management Professionals School.

Ernesto Robayo Camacho - M.S. Student, PES, diseases of ornamental crops and trees
2008 George Miller Armstrong Plant and Environmental Sciences Foundation Fellowship

Megan Leach - Ph.D. Student, PES, nematology
2008 George Miller Armstrong Plant and Environmental Sciences Foundation Award to pay for supply purchases to support her dissertation research.

Inga McLaughlin (PES '07) - Research Associate, plant pathology
2008 George Miller Armstrong Plant and Environmental Sciences Foundation Award to pay for travel to present her thesis research at the 2008 annual meeting of the American Phytopathological Society.

Brittany Russ - M.S. Student, Entomology, urban entomology
2008 Cochran Memorial Fellowship presented at the 48th Annual South Carolina Pest Management Professionals School.

Andrew Tebeau - M.S. Student, Entomology, urban entomology
2008 James D. "Denny" Ford Annual Fellowship presented at the 48th Annual South Carolina Pest Management Professionals School.

John Andrae - Assistant Professor, agronomy, Forages & Grazing Systems Specialist
2008 Merit Award from the American Forage and Grassland Council.

Holly Tuten - M.S. Student, Entomology, biodiversity of medically important arthropods
2007 R.C. Edwards Fellowship.

Holly Tuten - M.S. Student, Entomology, biodiversity of medically important arthropods
2007 Wade Stackhouse Fellowships

Richard Reeves - M.S. Student, agricultural entomology
2007 Beltwide Cotton Conference - SCES Outstanding Student Poster Presentation Award & second place Master’s Student Presentation Award.

Jay Chapin - Professor, Entomology, Peanut Specialist, Edisto REC
2007 Alumni Distinguished Service Award for Extension.

Clemson Entomology Graduate Program 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.

Extension Peach Team
2007 Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service Team Award
Guido Schnabel - Assoc. Professor, plant pathology, Fruit Pathology Specialist
Simon Scott - Professor, plant pathology, virology
Desmond Layne - Assoc. Professor, horticulture, Fruit Specialist
Greg Reighard - Professor, horticulture, Fruit Specialist

B. Merle Shepard - Professor, Entomology, Coastal REC
2007 Award for Excellence from the Clemson University Board of Trustees. Merle shares this award with Clemson University Cooperative Extension agents Roger Francis and Powell Smith, both Clemson Entomology graduates.

Yuji Arai - Assistant Professor, soil science, environmental soil chemistry
A recent mercury paper, published in the Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, has been selected for “science highlight” by the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory. The Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory is a division of Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and is operated by Stanford University for the Department of Energy.

Megan Leach - Ph.D. Student, PES, nematology
Received a Clemson University Graduate Dean’s Fellowship award for the 2007-2008 academic year.

Ernesto Robayo - MS Student, PES, diseases of ornamental crops and trees
Received a Clemson University Graduate Dean’s Fellowship award for the 2007-2008 academic year.

Inga McLaughlin '07 - MS Student, PES
Dr. Steve Jeffers' student, Inga McLaughlin, was awarded a travel grant to attend the 4th IUFRO Meeting on Phytophthoras In Forests and Natural Ecosystems at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, CA on August 26-31, 2007.  IUFRO is The International Union of Forest Research Organizations that sponsors a number of different forest working groups.  Her paper entitled, Survival of Phytophthora cinnamomi in Soil After Prescribed Fire in a Southern Appalachian Forest, was presented. Her abstract may be viewed at: http://nature.berkeley.edu/IUFRO2007/phytophthora/abstracts/24_mclaughlin.pdf 2007.

Ian Stocks, Ph.D. Student, comparative entomology
2007 Cochran Award from the South Carolina Entomological Society.

Mark Nelder '07 - Entomology Ph.D. student, 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 (retired), ESPS Staff
2006 College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences Outstanding Staff Employee Awards.

Eric S. Paysen '07 - Ph.D., Entomology, 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, ESPS
2006 Epsilon Sigma Phi Professionalism Award from the South Carolina Association of Extension Administrative Professionals.
Mark Nelder '07 - Ph.D. student, Entomology, biodiversity of medically important arthropods
2006 Cochran Award from the South Carolina Entomological Society.
 
John Morse, Professor, entomology, comparative entomology, aquatic insects
2005 James H. Cochran Award for Distinguished Career in Entomology from the South Carolina Entomological Society.

Peter Adler, Professor, entomology, 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, entomology, urban entomology
2005 Teaching Award of Merit from the organization of North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA).

Peter Adler, Professor, entomology, entomology, 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 '07 - Ph.D. student, 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, entomology, Peanut Specialist, Edisto REC
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, entomology, Pesticide Information Program
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, entomology, 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 '07 - Ph.D. student, 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 '07 - Ph.D. student, 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, entomology, urban entomology
2003 Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service Superior Performance Award in recognition of his innovative outreach programs.

Joseph Culin, Chair, entomology, 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, entomology, urban entomology
2003 Leadership Award sponsored by Syngenta and Pest Control Technology Magazine.

Peter Adler, Professor, entomology, 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.

Donald A. Oswalt '07 - Ph.D. student, urban entomology
October 2003. Chosen as one of the "40 Under Forty" by PCT Online.

Christy Jo Geraci '07, Ph.D. student, comparative entomology
2003 North American Benthological Society recipient of the BP Chemicals Award for best oral presentation in applied research.

Will K. Reeves '04 - Ph.D. student, biodiversity of medically important arthropods
Entomological Society of America's 2003 John Henry Comstock Graduate Student Award for the Southeastern Branch of ESA.