2015 AGNR Faculty & Staff Excellence Awards
Each May, the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources honors outstanding employees with the annual AGNR Faculty & Staff Excellence Awards. The 2015 awardees were recognized during the AGNR Convocation & Awards ceremony held Tuesday, May 5th at the Riggs Alumni Center.
The 2015 Faculty & Staff Excellence Awards for the Department of Animal & Avian Sciences were presented to:
On-Campus Staff Excellence Award:
LIBBY DUFOUR, Assistant Director, Animal & Avian Sciences Undergraduate Program
In her role within the Animal & Avian Sciences Department, Libby Dufour is responsible for advising students, supporting faculty in their work as advisors, recruiting prospective students and collaborating on curriculum review and revision. Faculty and staff members within her department tout Libby’s ability to carry out these critical tasks with the highest possible standards. She is called upon regularly for advice by faculty, staff and students alike and represents the department at various community events such as AG Day and the AGNR Open House in Clarksville. Libby never misses an opportunity to talk with prospective students and their families about what ANSC has to offer and inspires others to further their outreach efforts on behalf of the department as well.
JENNIFER REYNOLDS, Coordinator, UME Equine & Poultry Activities
Jennifer Reynolds assists Extension faculty all over the state with the planning and execution of equine and poultry educational programming. This includes a four-day University Seminar Series at the Horse World Expo, a two-day Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference, Introductory to Farriery and Nutrition Clinics, Maryland 4-H Poultry Bowl, multiple statewide Poultry Expos, and multiple pasture management trainings each year. Jennifer is involved in the planning and marketing of the events, securing speakers, negotiating contracts, equipment rental, food coordination, registration, moderating the events, and event impact evaluation. She also is the person inside the cow, chicken, or horse costumes dancing around and taking pictures with people at Ag Day, the AGNR Open House, and at the Horse World Expo. Colleagues describe Jennifer as a dedicated staff member who works tirelessly for the good of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.