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2018-2019 CAAS Award Recipients

Ken White handing award to recipient

A highlight of College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences Week is the annual Awards and Honors Banquet. The evening brings together students with scholarship donors and highlights a number of student, faculty, and alumni achievements. Awards are given for outstanding research, mentoring, teaching, service, and scholarly work.


This year’s award for Distinguished Service to the college went to an alumna of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (LAEP), Jan Striefel, a founding principal and president of Landmark Design. Striefel has broken boundaries as the first woman to be named a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. She provided the largest gift in LAEP’s history to establish an endowment for student scholarships. She is a member of the department’s Distinguished Alumni Council, has been a member of the LAEP Advancement Board for 16 years, and currently serves as co-chair of the board.

See the award winners and view videos about each of them here.