Excellence in Education Award

The Irrigation Association 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.

Nominations are retained for a three-year period, and the recipient will be recognized during the Irrigation Show and Education Conference.

Award Winners

2019

Marcus Duck – Michigan State University

2018  

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

2017

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

2016

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

2015

Lou Anella, PhD – Oklahoma State University

2014

Michael Dukes, PhD – University of Florida

2013

Cathie Lavis, PhD – Kansas State University

2012

Greg Farrens — Walla Walla Community College

2019 Excellence in Education Sponsor