Lana Koepke Johnson | Agronomy and Horticulture
Kim Todd and Michael Kaiser, faculty members in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, were honored for their outstanding support to students with Family and Friends Awards, formerly known as the Parents’ Recognition Awards, during a virtual celebration March 5.
Todd, associate professor and Extension horticulture specialist, was given her 14th certificate. Kaiser, assistant professor, is a first-time awardee.
The awards provide encouraging feedback to employees about their impact on students, while inspiring positive student and faculty relationships, giving recognition in an area often overlooked by formal rewards systems.
All nominations are submitted by parents, family and friends of students who include a short explanation of why this person was nominated. The nomination is anonymously shared with each recipient and all recipients receive a certificate.
The annual recognition ceremony was organized by the Office of Student Affairs and co-sponsored by the Teaching Council and the Parents Association. This is the 33rd year Nebraska faculty and staff have received this award.