The annual Celebrating Student Excellence dinner was held in the Memorial Union Ballroom Wednesday May 23. Faculty, students, donors, alumni, parents and friends gathered in celebration of student accomplishments over the past year. The Agricultural Executive Council, Leadership Fellows, and Ambassadors for Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Recourses were recognized for their leadership achievements. In addition awards were given for Distinguished Professor of the Year, New Professor of the Year, Club of the Year, and outstanding students. A delicious meal was served along with a slideshow being shown featuring club’s activities and involvement in the College of Agricultural Sciences. It was a great night filled of celebration and accomplishment.
Professor of the Year
Dr. Diebel is a professor in the Agricultural Recourses and Economics Department (AREc), and teaches a variety of classes ranging from introduction to micro economic principles to environmental economics and policy. In addition to teaching she is also an internship advisor to students majoring in Environmental Economics and Policy, and is an advisor for the AREc quiz bowl team. Students know her for her friendly open door meeting policy, helping students whenever they need.
New Professor of the Year
Dr. Sidlauskus is a professor and advisor within the Fisheries and Wildlife Department. In addition to his teaching and research studies he is a very active advisor to the American Fisheries Society and Wildlife Society Student Chapters, and is in charge of the OSU Fish Collection . Outside of OSU Dr. Sidlauskus helps the community by leading outreach tours for local grade schools.
Club of the Year
The Fisheries and Wildlife Club has grown tremendously over the past year, and strives to help students achieve goals through academics and professionalism. The club is also actively involved in volunteer projects applying principles students learn in the classroom. Each year the club attends the Annual National Meeting where members develop networking skills with industry professionals. At the meeting they were awarded the Western Division Student Subunit of the Year by their national organization.