Posted: March 3, 2020

The Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology announced its 2020 awards and scholarships recipients during their annual winter celebration on February 17 at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center in State College.

From left, graduate students Laura Kaminsky, Chauncy Hinshaw, Amanda Mainello, Hanareia Ehau-Taumaunu, Terry Torres-Cruz, Phillip Martin and Michelle Paukett pose for a photo during the department’s annual winter celebration. IMAGE: NANCY WENNER

From left, graduate students Laura Kaminsky, Chauncy Hinshaw, Amanda Mainello, Hanareia Ehau-Taumaunu, Terry Torres-Cruz, Phillip Martin and Michelle Paukett pose for a photo during the department’s annual winter celebration. IMAGE: NANCY WENNER

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology announced its 2020 awards and scholarships recipients during their annual winter celebration on February 17 at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center in State College.

The awards and scholarships ceremony is part of the department's annual winter celebration where attendees include current students, faculty and staff, as well as emeriti and retirees. The recipients are listed below by category.

Scholarships

The L. Earl and Veronica Casida Graduate Scholarship

  • Laura Kaminsky, graduate student

The Arthur Gaspari Memorial Scholarship

  • Amanda Mainello, graduate student

James P. Roberts Scholarship

  • Max Aleman, graduate student

The Alan A. MacNab Memorial Scholarship in Plant Pathology

  • Chauncy Hinshaw, graduate student
  • Emma Wallace, graduate student


Awards

Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology Department Head Award

  • Phillip Martin, graduate student

Lester P. Nichols Memorial Award

  • Hanareia Ehau-Taumaunu, graduate student

Elwin L. Stewart & Barbara J. Christ Plant Pathology Graduate Studies Enhancement Award

  • Michelle Paukett, graduate student
  • Miranda DePriest, graduate student
  • Caylon Yates, graduate student

Henry W. Popp Award

  • Emma Wallace, graduate student
  • Terry Torres-Cruz, graduate student
  • Phillip Martin, graduate student
  • Kaixi Zhao, graduate student

The Herbert Cole Jr. Fund for Plant Pathology & Environmental Microbiology

  • Vaskar Thapa, postdoctoral scholar

Larry J. Jordon Memorial Endowment Program Funding

  • William Boone, farm manager

Laurence D & Mary Ann Moore Award

  • Kimberly Paley, research technologist

Service Awards

30 Years

  • Judith Sinn, senior research assistant

20 Years

  • Timothy McNellis, associate professor

15 Years

  • Scott Isard, professor

5 Years

  • Cristina Rosa, assistant professor

Several additional service awards were given to those who did not receive them on the correct date.

A full description of the scholarships and awards is available online at https://plantpath.psu.edu/graduateprograms/assistantships-and-funding.