Awards and Honors

Notable Honors

  • North Carolina State University Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award – 2013 (15 selected, 80 nominated)
  • Recipient of the 2009 UWRF Chancellor’s Award, Highest recognition for excellent service to the campus and community
  • Recipient for the 2008 Conference for Undergraduate Research’s “Posters on the Hill” in Washington DC
  • American Society of Agronomy Golden Opportunity Scholar in 2008

Award Winning Presentations

  • 3RD Place in the Graduate Student Oral Presentation at the Soil Science Society of America Meetings in 2011 (out of 33 total)
  • 2ND  prize in the 2010 Great Plains Soil Fertility Conference Poster Contest
  • 1ST Prize in the 2009 National Undergraduate Research Symposium Contest for the American Society of Agronomy Meeting
  • 1st Prize in the 2009 Darrel S. Metcalfe Student Research Manuscript Writing Contest


  • $4,000 North Carolina State University PhD Recruitment Scholarship
  • Recipient of the $2000 Wilford Gardener Travel Fellowship to attend World Soils Congress in Brisbane, Australia in 2010
  • Awarded the 2010 Great Plains Soil Fertility Conference $750 Travel Award
  • Winner of the 2009 Phi Kappa Phi National $5000 Graduate Fellowship
  • Edwin Ted Reed Memorial Scholarship
  • Ernst A. Teves International Memorial Scholarship, for outstanding Semester Abroad Europe participant
  • Marcel K Lynum Leadership Scholarship, recognition for campus leadership initiatives
  • Norman L. Christianson Memorial Scholarship, for an excellent student in the College of Agriculture

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