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 Recognition Spotlights

picture of graduate student Michael Holden conducting research on bog turtles in the field

Congrats to Michael Holden for taking 2nd place in oral presentations (old problem/new solution category) at the virtual Spring Graduate Research Symposium!

PICTURE:  Sydney Hope in the field

Sydney Hope honored with the 2020 Outstanding Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Dissertation Award for the Virginia Tech Graduate School!  Well deserved, Sydney, and congratulations! Photo credit: Matthew Hale

Graduate Student Katie Walker holding two recently tagged plovers

Katie Walker receives the 2020 CNRE Outstanding Master’s Student Award! Well done, Katie, and congratulations!

PICTURE: The authors of the Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of Virginia were recently honored by the Virginia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society with the Distinguished Service Award. Pictured from left to right are co-authors Don Orth, Paul Bugas, Val Kells, Mike Pinder, and Corbin Hilling.

Congratulations to the authors of the Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of Virginia honored by the Virginia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society with the Distinguished Service Award! Pictured from left to right are co-authors Don Orth, Paul Bugas, Val Kells, Mike Pinder, Corbin Hilling & Derek A. Wheaton [not pictured].

photo of Comber in the field

MS student Carolyn Comber wins the Scott Melvin award for “the most valuable contribution to Applied Piping Plover Conservation at the 2020 Atlantic Coast Piping Plover and Least Tern workshop”. Congrats, Carolyn! 

 

 

 

Photo of Jeremy Jenrette (2020 Virginia Chapter of the American Fisheries society Best Graduate Poster)

Jeremy Jenrette takes home Best Poster Award from the Virginia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society  Meeting! Well done, Jeremy! 

PICTURE:  Alissa Ganser accepting award for Best Paper at Virginia AFS conference, 2020

Alissa Ganser takes home Best Student Paper & the Robert D. Ross Scholarship Award from the Virginia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society (VCAFS) Meeting! Way to go, Alissa! 

Group photo of Virginia TWS participants

Congrats to our Wildlifers who took home awards from the Virginia State Chapter of the Wildlife Society Meeting! Njambi Kiptoo (Best Graduate Poster Award),  Taina McLeod (Best Undergraduate Talk Award), Ava Johnson (2nd place Undergraduate Poster Award), Hila Talylor (2nd place Graduate Poster Award) and Heather Abernathy (2nd place Graduate Talk Award).

 

 

 

photo of Dr. Frimpong in the field

Emmanuel Frimpong recognized for his dedication to education with 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award from the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Virginia Tech!