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1 June 12, 2012 2011 Awards United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Annual Recognition Program

2 Scientist of the Year Awards The Scientist of the Year Awardees

3 Distinguished Senior Research Scientist Edward S. Buckler North Atlantic Area Ithaca, NY

4 Herbert L. Rothbart Outstanding Early Career Research Scientist Christina L. Swaggerty Southern Plains Area College Station, TX

5 Area Senior Research Scientist Marcus E. Kehrli, Jr. Midwest Area Ames, IA

6 David C. Goodrich Pacific West Area Tucson, AZ Area Senior Research Scientist

7 Kevin B. Jensen Northern Plains Area Logan, UT Area Senior Research Scientist

8 Gillian Eggleston Mid South Area New Orleans, LA Area Senior Research Scientist

9 Bosoon Park South Atlantic Area Athens, GA Area Senior Research Scientist

10 Jeffrey G. Arnold Southern Plains Area Temple, TX Area Senior Research Scientist

11 Craig S.T. Daughtry Beltsville Area Beltsville, MD Area Senior Research Scientist

12 Adam S. Davis Midwest Area Urbana, IL Area Early Career Research Scientist

13 Daniel Cook Northern Plains Area Logan, UT Area Early Career Research Scientist

14 Lance Cadle-Davidson North Atlantic Area Geneva, NY Area Early Career Research Scientist

15 Julia Wei Pridgeon Mid South Area Auburn, AL Area Early Career Research Scientist

16 B. Todd Campbell South Atlantic Area Florence, SC Area Early Career Research Scientist

17 Eric W. Jackson Pacific West Area Aberdeen, ID Area Early Career Research Scientist

18 Monica Santin-Duran Beltsville Area Beltsville, MD Area Early Career Research Scientist

19 Technology Transfer Awards Technology Transfer Awardees.

20 Rice-Based Frying Batters in Commerce Team Outstanding Efforts For the enhanced utilization of rice-based frying batters in commerce. Technology Transfer Awards Fred Shih, Mid South Area, New Orleans, LA Kim Daigle, Mid South Area, New Orleans, LA Wayne E. Swann, CrispTek, Columbia, MD Ron Friedman, CrispTek, Columbia, MD Roch Kallmyer, CrispTek, Columbia, MD John Howell, CrispTek, Columbia, MD Ray Jones, CrispTek, Columbia, MD

21 Gloria DeGrandi-Hoffman Pacific West Area Tucson, AZ Superior Efforts For developing a new product to safely and effectively control Varroa mites in honey bee colonies. Technology Transfer Awards

22 Gregory Holt Southern Plains Area Lubbock, TX Superior Efforts For the development and transfer of technology to utilize cotton gin byproducts for biodegradable packaging and insulation board. Technology Transfer Awards

23 Wheat Improvement Team Superior Efforts For the development, release, and adoption of specialty wheat varieties for farmers, millers, and bakers, and for organic local foods in North Carolina. David Marshall, South Atlantic Area, Raleigh, NC Myron Fountain, South Atlantic Area, Raleigh, NC Lynda Whitcher, South Atlantic Area, Raleigh, NC Charlie Glover, South Atlantic Area, Raleigh, NC Bill Brown, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC Technology Transfer Awards

24 Trout Grains Project Superior Efforts Ken Overturf and Rick Barrows Pacific West Area Hagerman, ID For development of improved rainbow trout and plant-based trout feed for U.S. aquaculture. Technology Transfer Awards

25 Canal Point Sugarcane Variety Selection Team Outstanding Efforts For the sustained transfer of high-yielding CP sugarcane varieties to Florida, and internationally, and the transfer of variety selection procedures to Central America. Sustained Effort Technology Transfer Awards Jack Comstock, South Atlantic Area, Canal Point, FL Serge Edmé, South Atlantic Area, Canal Point, FL Barry Glaz, South Atlantic Area, Canal Point, FL Neil C. Glynn, South Atlantic Area, Canal Point, FL Duli Zhao, South Atlantic Area, Canal Point, FL Jimmy D. Miller (retired), South Atlantic Area, Canal Point, FL Peter Y.P. Tai (deceased), South Atlantic Area, Canal Point, FL R. Wayne Davidson, Florida Sugar Cane League, Clewiston, FL Robert Gilbert, University of Florida, Belle Glade, FL Ronald Rice, University of Florida, Belle Glade, FL Leslie Baucum, University of Florida, LaBelle, FL James M. Shine, Jr., Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative, Belle Glade, FL Raul Perdomo, Florida Crystals Corporation, West Palm Beach, FL Gerald Powell, Florida Crystals Corporation, West Palm Beach, FL Barney Eiland, Florida Crystals Corporation, West Palm Beach, FL Modesto Ulloa, Florida Crystals Corporation, West Palm Beach, FL Michael S. Irey, United States Sugar Corporation, Clewiston, FL Chen-Jian Hu, United States Sugar Corporation, Clewiston, FL

26 Benjamin F. Matthews Beltsville Area Beltsville, MD Superior Efforts For the development of "MiniMax"a soybean cultivar developed specifically for research and educationand associated growing and transformation procedures. Sustained Effort Technology Transfer Awards

27 Larry Stanker Pacific West Area Albany, CA Superior Efforts For the development of monoclonal antibody technology to detect the antibiotic ceftiofur and its metabolites in milk. Sustained Effort Technology Transfer Awards

28 Forage and Range Research Laboratory Team Superior Efforts For development and transfer of improved plant materials for increased productivity, conservation, reclamation, renovation, and restoration of western U.S. semiarid rangelands and pastures. Sustained Effort Technology Transfer Awards Jack E. Staub Thomas Jones Kevin Jensen Kay Asay (retired) Douglas Dewey (deceased) Northern Plains Area Logan, UT

29 Bacterial Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Resistance Research Team Supervisory/Managerial Category Mark Berrang Paula Fedorka-Cray Charlene Jackson Jonathan Frye Richard Meinersmann Mark Englen South Atlantic Area Athens, GA Administrators Outreach, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity Awards In recognition of excellence in promoting diversity in ARS, mentoring students, and participating in student career and temporary employee programs.

30 Beltsville Area Diversity Taskforce Non-Supervisory/Non-Managerial Category Edith Blackwell Eton Codling Verneta Gaskins Martha Tomecek Lewis Ziska Beltsville Area Beltsville, MD Administrators Outreach, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity Awards For successfully organizing an 1890 Symposium and Student Discovery Garden that will promote the vision of a diverse workforce, and unleashing the power of diversity to higher levels.

31 Leah Whigham Northern Plains Area Grand Forks, ND T.W. Edminster Research Associate Award

32 Stanislaw Kosecki National Agricultural Library Beltsville, MD Excellence in Information Award

33 Lynne Pearson Pacific West Area Davis, CA Office Professional of the Year

34 Arthropod-Borne Animal Disease Research Unit (ABADRU) Team Gold Award for Excellence Jim Quaratino (retired), Northern Plains Area, Fort Collins, CO Marcie Currie-Gross, Northern Plains Area, Fort Collins, CO Mike Wiggett, Northern Plains Area, Fort Collins, CO Kathi White, Northern Plains Area, Fort Collins, CO Elisa Dawdy, Northern Plains Area, Fort Collins, CO Bonnie King, Northern Plains Area, Fort Collins, CO Lisa Baete, Northern Plains Area, Fort Collins, CO Jim Wiltse, Northern Plains Area, Fort Collins, CO Kimberly Plummer, Northern Plains Area, Manhattan, KS JoAnne Gresens, Northern Plains Area, Manhattan, KS James Adrianos, Northern Plains Area, Manhattan, KS Marilyn Stetka, Human Resources Division, AFM, Beltsville, MD Keli Martin, Human Resources Division, AFM, Beltsville, MD AFM Support Awards for Excellence For enhancing animal disease research effort by ensuring availability of outstanding facilities for high-containment research.

35 Veronica Laird Pacific West Area Albany, CA Silver Award for Excellence AFM Support Awards for Excellence For leadership as Area Director Secretary that enhanced the effectiveness of office professionals and customer service in the Pacific West Area.

36 Bronze Award for Excellence Nancy L. Sparks South Atlantic Area Raleigh, NC AFM Support Awards for Excellence For leading users of the new financial system (FMMI) through the various processes, resulting in a better understanding of the system.

37 Bronze Award for Excellence Chevon Gibson Administrative and Financial Management Beltsville, MD AFM Support Awards for Excellence For developing and implementing various tools to improve business processes and delivery of Human Resources services.


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