Nine Department of Agronomy and Horticulture students have received fellowships and scholarships for 2020-2021.
Students named recipients of Milton E. Mohr 2020–2021 awards include Joshua Miranda, agronomy master’s student in weed science, and undergraduate agronomy majors Ryan Beck (junior) and Nathan Donoghue (junior), and plant biology majors Samuel Polk (senior), Elizabeth Schousek (junior) and Caleb Wehrbein (senior).
The university conferred 3,478 degrees during the virtual celebration May 9. It was the second-highest degree total in the university’s history. Forty-eight of the graduates are from the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture.
Three Department of Agronomy and Horticulture faculty will receive promotion and/or tenure in 2020. They are among 101 University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty to be honored this year. Due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19, the spring promotion and/or tenure celebration has been postponed until fall.
University of Nebraska–Lincoln senior Chad Lammers will finish college with more than a degree. He will graduate May 9 virtually, along with more than 3,500 Huskers, and receive a Bachelor of Science in plant biology.
University gears up for Go Big Grad celebration
Thursday, May 7, 2020
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is gearing up for a graduation celebration that will be like no other in the institution's 151-year history. Due to the threat of COVID-19, the university will hold a virtual "Go Big Grad" celebration rather than a traditional ceremony for May graduates.
Nebraska Extension and the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture have launched a new high school student gardening competition to take place this summer. Participants could win a $50 Amazon gift card or scholarship.
Salvador Ramirez, an agronomy doctoral candidate in soil and water sciences, was honored with a Holling Family Teaching Assistant Teaching Excellence Award March 11 at the Nebraska East Union. The award was one of 10 Holling Family Awards for Teaching Excellence given to Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources senior faculty, junior faculty and teaching assistants this year.