Advisors, Faculty and Teams among Those Recognized for Excellence

Dec. 1, 2023

21 faculty and staff based in Tucson, Safford, and Casa Grande honored by colleagues and students at Fall Awards Celebration.


Congratulations to all the award recipients honored at the hybrid ALVSCE Awards Celebration on November 29, 2023!

Administrator of the Year
Cathy Martinez, Pinal County Cooperative Extension

Bart Cardon Early Career Faculty Teaching Award
Joel Muraco, Norton School of Human Ecology

David E. Cox Faculty Teaching Award
Kathleen Kennedy, Norton School of Human Ecology

Outstanding Experiment Station Staff Awards
Troy Dean, Communications and Cyber Technologies

Carol Arp, Safford Agricultural Center
Jonie Burge, Safford Agricultural Center
Al-Marah Equine Center Animal Care and Operational Team: Maddie Johnson, Kate Gunning, Alycia Castleman, Lisa Frost, Christopher Butler, Jacob Sarber, Jose Gasca

A+ Advisor Awards
Breanna Watkins, Agricultural Education, Technology and Innovation
Dava Jondall, Biosystems Engineering

Emerging Diversity and Inclusion Champion
Agricultural Workforce Development Program: Ethan Orr, Maritza Broce, Jessica Citlalcoatl

Legacy Diversity and Inclusion Champion
Edward Franklin, Agricultural Education, Technology and Innovation

Outstanding Staff Awards
Gene Hall, Entomology
Samantha Sowerby, Norton School of Human Ecology / Agricultural and Resource Economics / Agricultural Education, Technology and Innovation

Vice President Burgess also recognized Kayle Skorupski (Nutritional Sciences and Wellness) for her service as 2021-2022 Faculty Council Chair and Amanda Stevens (ALVSCE Administration / Arizona Experiment Station) for her service as 2022-2023 Staff Council Chair!


A special thank you to the UA Disability Resource Center for providing real-time CART captioning for the ALVSCE Fall 2023 Awards Celebration.  

Wildcat mascot poses with employees at awards event
Wilma Wildcat donned a CALES shirt to help greet faculty and staff as they arrived at the event, held in the Bear Down Building on Main Campus.