2023 Excellence in Multistate Research
W 4045-Agrochemical Impacts on Human and Environmental Health: Mechanisms and Mitigation
2023 New Teacher Award of Excellence
Dr. Jennifer Lachowiec
Montana State University
Department of Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology
2023 Teaching and Student Engagement Award
Wanda Crannell
M.Sci.Advisor, Instructor and Program Coordinator
2023 Regional Teaching Award of Excellence
Dr. Kathleen Boyce Rodgers
Washington State University
Department of Human Development
2022 Excellence in Multistate Research
Multi-state W-4003 Parental Practices supporting positive eating behaviors during independent eating occasions among early adolescent children. Research team member, Siew Sun Wong, Oregon state with Chris Davies.
2022 Teaching and Student Engagement Award
Dr. Heloisa Moreno Rutigliano
The Western Academic Program Section presented the Teaching and Student Engagement Award to Dr. Heloisa Moreno Rutigliano, Assistant Professor, Department of Animal, Diary and Veterinary Sciences, Utah State University. Claus Tittiger, Associate Director of Academic Affairs, University of Nevada with Chris Davies.
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2021 National Experiment Station Section Diversity and Inclusion Individual Award

Shannon Archibeque-Engle

Assistant Vice President for Diversity
Office of the Vice President for Diversity
Colorado State University

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This award recognizes the activities of an individual at the local, state, regional, or national level, that empower groups, enhance inclusion within organizations and aspire to achieve inclusive excellence.

Following a national solicitation for nominations and a rigorous evaluation, the individual 2021 National Experiment Station Section Diversity and Inclusion Award will be presented to Dr. Shannon Archibeque-Engle of Colorado State University.

Dr Archibeque-Engle is an outstanding, committed, and tireless leader in campus and station efforts dedicated to diversity and inclusion. This award recognizes Dr. Archibeque-Engle’s Creating Inclusive Excellence Program which was shared with all Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) faculty and staff working at AES research centers around the state of Colorado. The goals of the program were to develop awareness, knowledge, and skills to understand and implement multicultural competency; integrate Inclusive Excellence in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services; equip Colorado State University employees with tools to proactively affirm and promote diversity and inclusion; and develop diversity and inclusion practitioners who feel empowered to advocate for diversity and inclusion. The effort succeeded in making a difference, a reflection of Dr. Archibeque-Engle lending her expertise, passion, heartfelt concern, and outstanding capabilities. The program is now being widely adopted and is in high demand. Importantly, Dr. Archibeque-Engle’s approach of including outlying stations and the main campus as a “single campus” created one voice of cultural openness and inclusivity.

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