Borealis Night of Excellence

Borealis Night of Excellence

Please join us for a special event co-hosted by the CFANS Alumni Society and CFANS Student Board. The evening will honor the graduating senior class, Alumni Society scholarship recipients, Mentor Program honorees, and the recipients of the Student Board Awards and Alumni Society Awards. Help us celebrate these outstanding students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the college!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
5:30 p.m. - reception
6:15 p.m. - awards program
North Star Ballroom, St. Paul Student Center
Please RSVP by Monday, April 18. 

Check out the list of attendees here!

2016 Honorees

Alumni Society Award Recipients

Alumni Advocate Award – Joel Larsen ('77, B.S. Agricultural Education, '93, M.S. Agricultural Education)
Alumni Service Award – Roger Chamberlain ('74, B.S. Agricultural Business Administration)
Distinguished Alumni Award - Doris Mold ('85, B.S. Agricultural Education; '94, M.S. Agricultural & Applied Economics)
Distinguished Faculty Award – Kevin Janni ('76, B.S. Agricultural Engineering)
Distinguished Staff Award – Chad Giblin ('01, B.S. Animal & Plant Systems; '13, M.S. Natural Resource Sciences)
Outstanding Friend Award – Kevin Paap (’81, B.S. Crop Production)
Student Leadership Award, Undergraduate – Brandon Roiger, Agricultural Education
Student Leadership Award, Graduate – Chelsey Hinnenkamp ('13, B.S. Food Science)
Lifetime Achievement Award – Richard Barnes ('64, B.S. Agricultural Business Administration; '69, M.S. Public Administration )

Learn about the awards above here and read about the award recipients here

Student Board Award Recipients

Outstanding Organizational Programming: Environmental Student Association
Outstanding Organizational Partnership: Sustainable Systems Management Club
Outstanding Membership Recruitment: Sustainable Systems Management Club
Outstanding Philanthropic Events: FarmHouse Fraternity
Outstanding Professor: Daniel Gallaher, Food Science & Nutrition
Outstanding Faculty Advisor: Gary Johnson, Forest Resources
Outstanding Club Advisor: Chad Giblin, Tree Ascension Group
Little Red Oil Can:
Undergradate: Dane Bacher, Forest and Natural Resource Management
Staff: Elaine Reber, Applied Economics

CFANS Mentor Honorees

5-Year Mentors

  • Gretta Hanson ('04 B.S. Applied Economics)
  • Bruce Hatteberg ('79 B.S. Agricultural Economics)
  • Darren Lochner ('96 B.S. Fisheries & Wildlife; '00 M.S. Forestry)
  • Dave Pascoe ('90 B.S. Biology, '97 M.S. Biology, '09 Ph.D Food Science)
  • Grant Wilson ('01, B.S. Fisheries & Wildlife; '08, M.S. Natural Resources Science)

CFANS Alumni Society Scholarship Recipients

Undergraduate:

  • Erin Arneson - CFANS Alumni Society Natural Resources Scholarship
  • Ellie Bauer - CFANS Alumni Society Food Scholarship
  • Jonathan Elbaz - CFANS Alumni Society New Student Scholarship
  • Emma Hoversten - CFANS Alumni Society Agriculture Scholarship
  • Winona Johnson - CFANS Alumni Society New Student Scholarship
  • Kyle Lawstuen - CFANS Alumni Society New Student Scholarship
  • Haely Leiding - CFANS Alumni Society New Student Scholarship
  • Melissa Lenius - CFANS Alumni Society Natural Resources Scholarship
  • Kelsey Luhmann - CFANS Alumni Society New Student Scholarship
  • Lee Miller - CFANS Alumni Society Natural Resources Scholarship
  • Sarah Mittelstadt - CFANS Alumni Society Agriculture Scholarship
  • Alexis Murillo - CFANS Alumni Society New Student Scholarship
  • Mitchal Peterson - CFANS Alumni Society Agriculture Scholarship
  • Joseph Ramstad - CFANS Alumni Society New Student Scholarship
  • Noah Rechtzigel - CFANS Alumni Society New Student Scholarship
  • Steven Reed - CFANS Alumni Society New Student Scholarship
  • Rebecca Steen - CFANS Alumni Society New Student Scholarship
  • Michelle Vohs - CFANS Alumni Society Natural Resources Scholarship
  • Janel Wichern - CFANS Alumni Society New Student Scholarship
  • Katherine Wippler - CFANS Alumni Society Agriculture Scholarship
  • Ka Zoua Xiong - CFANS Alumni Society New Student Scholarship

Graduate:

  • Rebecca Hammer Lester - CFANS Alumni Society Graduate Student Scholarship
  • Jonathan Hess -  CFANS Alumni Society Graduate Student Scholarship