College Level Awards
Distinguished Faculty Member of the Year – CSU Career Services
Paul Layden is an instructor within the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources program. Professor Layden crafted an internship program within the major and has developed working relationships with over 400 companies, non-governmental organizations, and natural resource agencies to help students network.
International Humanitarian Award – United Nations Association of Northern Colorado
Brett Bruyere was recognized by the United Nations Association of Northern Colorado and presented with the International Humanitarian Award for his academic research focused on developing a landscape that would support all wildlife and livestock people in Samburu, Kenya.
Abraham L. Pizam Best Paper Award – World Research Summit for Tourism and Hospitality
The World Research Summit for Tourism and Hospitality: Innovation, Partnerships and Sharing recognized Associate Professor Stuart Cottrell with The Abraham L. Pizam Best Paper Award for their paper on “Factors Affecting Corporate Sustainability Among Colorado Ski Resorts: A Mixed-Methods Approach”.
Outstanding Teaching Assistant – Warner College of Natural Resources
This award is presented to a student who served as a teaching assistant in one or more classes offered by a member of Warner College during the previous calendar year, for outstanding performance as a teaching assistant.
Jacqie Hasan and Paul Layden
Warner College of Natural Resources Team Award
HDNR team members Jaqcie Hasan and Paul Layden were recognized for their role in the Warner College Academic Success Collaborative.
Best Speed Presentation – North American Congress for Conservation Biology
Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Ph.D. candidate Megan Jones recently won an award for the Best Speed Presentation at the North American Congress for Conservation Biology in Toronto Canada. Jones’ talk was only 4 minutes long, a feat in and of itself, and was centered around the research she conducted on “wildscape” gardening on the Colorado Front Range as a case study on conservation behavior change. This project was done in partnership with Audubon Rockies, and describes the process of creating native habitat for wildlife on private properties in urban areas.
Department Level Awards
Gina McCrackin and Abby McLennon
JVK Wagar Honor Senior Award
Gina and Abby received recognition for her outstanding academic achievement, involvement in affairs of professional societies, and potential for leadership in her field of study. This award highlights HDNR seniors who have done outstanding work in their field of study.
Gavin, Michael C., Patrick H. Kavanagh, Hannah J. Haynie, Claire Bowern, Carol R. Ember, Russell D. Gray, Fiona M. Jordan et al. “The global geography of human subsistence.” Royal Society open science 5, no. 9 (2018): 171897. This award is presented to a faculty member in Warner College who has demonstrated outstanding research impact, as recognized through two lenses. One, excellence in outputs and productivity, such as demonstrated through scholarly publications, inventions, patents, licenses, or extramural grant support and contracts. Two, excellence in outcomes and impacts, as reflected through research findings that significantly advance scientific understanding in a way that fundamentally shapes a scientific field, significantly advance practice and application of some aspect of natural resource science, or other significant impact.
Ava Williams and Tom Gordon
Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Outstanding Students
Congratulations to our nominees!
Paul Layden: Career Impact Award, Outstanding Career Advocate – CSU Career Services
George Wallace: Emeritus Award – Warner College of Natural Resources
Rebecca Gruby: Diversity and Inclusion Award – Warner College of Natural Resources
Jacqie Hasan: Outstanding Administrative Staff Award – Warner College of Natural Resources
Megan Jones: Outstanding Teaching Assistant – Warner College of Natural Resources
Abby McLennan: Robert Davis Senior Memorial Award – Warner College of Natural Resources