Honors and awards

March 2020

Hufford honored for research contributions

Matthew Hufford, associate professor of ecology, evolution and organismal biology, received the M. Rhoades Early-Career Award from the Maize Genetics Cooperative. The award recognizes scientists who have made significant research contributions through genetic studies of maize or related species.

Peterson elected treasurer of state association

Brittany Peterson, a financial aid coordinator in the office of student financial aid, was elected treasurer of the Iowa Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators for the 2020-21 year. She'll serve on the group's executive council.

Wangerin named among Iowa's top nurses

Ginny Wangerin, clinical assistant professor in the food science and human nutrition department and  director of the B.S. nursing program, was selected as one of the 100 Great Iowa Nurses for 2020. The award recognizes nurses who have made meaningful, lasting contributions to their patients, colleagues and the nursing profession, and are viewed as mentors to other nursing professionals.

Harl receives national service award

Neil Harl, emeritus Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences (economics), received the Meritous Service Award from the National Farmers Union, the association's highest honor. Harl was recognized for his service as a champion of farm and ranch families and rural communities.