2018 Outreach & Engagement Awards Celebration

NC State’s Office of Outreach & Engagement hosted its annual awards celebration on Wednesday, April 11. Fifteen faculty and staff members were recognized for their commitment to teaching, research and public service. Leslie Boney, vice provost for Outreach & Engagement presented the awards, with special guests Duane Larick, senior vice provost for Academic Strategy and Resource Management and the Provost’s Office chief of staff; and Tom Miller, senior vice provost for Academic Outreach and Entrepreneurship.

The awards showcases members of the university community who work with community partners to fulfill NC State’s land-grant mission and to make knowledge more accessible to others. Honors presented included the 2018 Economic Development Partnership Award, the 2018 Outstanding Extension Services Awards, the 2018 Academy of Outstanding Faculty Engaged in Extension , the 2018 Alumni Award for Outstanding Extension Service, the 2018 Opal Mann Green Award, the 2017 NC State Holshouser Award Nominee, the 2018 William L. Turner Award for Outstanding Contributions to Extension and Continuing Education, and the 2018 Customized Corporate Education Award of Excellence.

The award winners are as follows:

2018 Economic Development Partnership Award

2018 Outstanding Extension Service Awards

  • Matthew Poore, professor, Department of Animal Science
  • James Walgenbach, professor, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
  • Bryan Bell, associate professor, School of Architecture; executive director, Design Corps
  • Derek Ham, assistant professor, Department of Graphic and Industrial Design, affiliated assistant research professor, School of Architecture
  • Marc Grimmett, associate professor, Department of Educational Leadership, Policy and Human Development; coordinator for clinical mental health counseling; co-director of the Community Counseling, Education, and Research Center (CCERC)
  • Sarah Desmarais, associate professor, Department of Psychology; Coordinator of the Applied Social and Community Psychology Program
  • Kevin Grayson, director of Business Growth and Innovation Services, Industry Expansion Solutions
  • Sarah Hall, health policy manager, Institute for Emerging Issues
  • Renee Strnad, environmental educator, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources
  • Michelle Grainger, Managing Director, Center for Innovation Management Studies
  • Bonnie Hancock, executive director, Enterprise Risk Management Initiative; professor of practice, Department of Accounting
  • Karen Leonas, professor, Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management
  • Bryan Ormond, CBRN research assistant professor, Textile Protection and Comfort Center

2018 Academy of Outstanding Faculty Engaged in Extension

  • Matthew Poore, professor, Department of Animal Science
  • James Walgenbach, professor, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
  • Bryan Bell, associate professor, School of Architecture; executive director, Design Corps
  • Marc Grimmett, associate professor, Department of Educational Leadership, Policy and Human Development; coordinator for clinical mental health counseling; co-director of the Community Counseling, Education, and Research Center (CCERC)
  • Sarah Desmarais, associate professor, Department of Psychology; Coordinator of the Applied Social and Community Psychology Program
  • Bryan Ormond, CBRN research assistant professor, Textile Protection and Comfort Center

2018 Alumni Award for Outstanding Extension Service

  • Matthew Poore, professor, Department of Animal Science
  • Sarah Desmarais, associate professor, Department of Psychology; Coordinator of the Applied Social and Community Psychology Program

2018 Opal Mann Green Award

2017 NC State Holshouser Award Nominee

  • Walt Wolfram, William C. Friday Distinguished University Professor, Department of English

2018 William L. Turner Award for Outstanding Contributions to Extension and Continuing Education

2018 Customized Corporate Education Award of Excellence

  • NC Department of Transportation Legacy Leadership

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