Excellence in Education Award

Nominations for 2018 are closed. We will begin accepting nominations for 2019 this fall. 

The Irrigation Foundation Excellence in Education Award recognizes a person who is actively teaching or has formerly taught irrigation, water management and/or water conservation in affiliation with a two- or four-year institution. This person helps supply the irrigation industry with educated professionals who provide efficient irrigation solutions that protect water and the environment. The recipient will receive education classes at the Irrigation Show and Education Conference held each year and a travel award to cover expenses.

If you know an academic that is helping improve the recognition and quality of irrigation curriculum, download the electronic nomination application and submit it to the Foundation. Nominations are retained for a three-year period, and the recipient will be recognized during the Irrigation Show and Education Conference.

NEW! 
Applicants now have the ability to fill out the Excellence in Education Award nomination form online and submit everything digitally. Submit the online form using the award link below:

2018 Excellence in Education Award Winner 

Franklin Gaudi, EdD, CCA CID, CIC, CAIS – Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

2017 Excellence in Education Award Winner

Claire Ehrlinger, CIT, LEED Green Associate, QWEL-certified educator – MiraCosta College

2016 Excellence in Education Award Winner

Ronald Sneed, PhD, PE, CAIS, CIC, CID, CLIA – North Carolina State University

2015 Excellence in Education Award Winner

Lou Anella, PhD – Oklahoma State University

2014 Excellence in Education Award Winner

Michael Dukes, PhD – University of Florida

2013 Excellence in Education Award Winner

Cathie Lavis, PhD – Kansas State University

2012 Excellence in Education Award Winner

Greg Farrens — Walla Walla Community College

2018 Excellence in Education Sponsor