Awards and Honors

The Prestage Department of Poultry Science faculty, staff and students are award-winning innovators in research, teaching, service and Extension outreach. They are recognized by CALS, NC State and national and international organizations and institutions.

Faculty and Staff Awards

2021

  • Rhea Hebert was awarded an Accessibility Champion award for Fall 2020 from the NC State Office of Information Technology.

2020

  • Vickie Hedgpeth was recognized with the PDPS Outstanding Employee Award.
  • Natasha Dillon won a Pride of the Wolfpack Award.
  • Lynn Strother won a Pride of the Wolfpack Award.
  • Dellila Hodgson won a Pride of the Wolfpack Award.
  • Ondulla Toomer was awarded the U.S. Soybean Board Grant with co-PIs Edgar Oviedo and Michael Joseph.
  • Ken Anderson won the Evonik Award for Achievement in Poultry Science from the Poultry Science Association (PSA).
  • Ken Anderson was elected as Poultry Science Association Fellow by the Poultry Science Association (PSA); this is the highest award given by PSA.
  • Ondulla Toomer won the 12th ARS Innovation Award in Research for “Value-Added Utilization of Peanuts, Peanut By-Products and Sweet Potato Waste By-Products as Aquaculture Feedstock for the Enrichment of the Meat Produced.”
  • Ondulla Toomer won the 10th ARS Innovation Award in Research, with co-PI Ken Anderson, for “Value-Added Utilization of Agricultural Waste By-Products as Poultry Feedstock for the Enrichment of Commercially Produced Eggs.”
  • Vickie Hedgpeth was recognized by NC State University and Eastman Chemical Company with an award for leadership in safety.
  • Elaine Bohórquez was a finalist winner of the Most Innovative Educator Award at Top Hat’s Engage 2020.

2019

2018

2017

Student Awards

2021

  • The Poultry Science Club won Club of the Year at the 2021 IPPE. This is the third year in a row the club has placed first!
  • Alex Blanchard won third place for Student of the Year at the 2021 IPPE.
  • Je’Juan Bryant and Maddie Kuwanda (both dual majors in Poultry Science and Animal Science) were named Food Animal Scholars.

2020

  • Andrea Rubio received the first John Thomas Brake Memorial Poultry Science Graduate Endowment Award.
  • Katherine Cupo was awarded the Embrex Award for Excellence for 2020-21.
  • Katherine Cupo won the SPSS Student Award in Pathology at the 2020 IPPE.
  • Brittany Wall received a Certificate of Excellence at the 2020 IPPE.
  • The Poultry Science Club won Club of the Year at the 2020 IPPE.

2019

2018

2017