Borealis Night of Excellence honors star students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., -- The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) Alumni Society and Student Board honored the graduating senior class, Alumni Society scholarship recipients, Mentor Program honorees, and the recipients of the Student Board Awards and Alumni Society Awards at the 9th annual Borealis Night of Excellence event on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the St. Paul Student Center, North Star Ballroom.

BNE group photo

EVENT DETAILS:
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
5:30 p.m. – reception
6:15 p.m. – awards program
North Star Ballroom, St. Paul Student Center
2017 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108


The list of individuals who were honored is as follows:

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 )

Mentor Program Honors
5 years of service:
• 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)

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

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

These awards are conferred to individuals who share the value of CFANS and the purposes of the CFANS Alumni Society within his or her community and beyond. The purpose of the CFANS Alumni Society is to connect students, alumni and friends of CFANS and the University of Minnesota and develop interest in, and support for, the betterment of the of the college, the University of Minnesota, and University of Minnesota Alumni Association. In particular, the Society's efforts foster society membership, student recruitment, enhancement of the student experience, and communication with alumni, students, faculty, and the community at large.

For details about Alumni Society Board Award Recipients click here. For more information about the Borealis Night of Excellence please click here