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 or the equivalent. This person helps supply the irrigation industry with educated professionals who provide efficient irrigation solutions that protect water and the environment. Nominees should be members of the Irrigation Association.

Nominations for 2023 awards are now open. The deadline to submit nominations is April 7.

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Award Winners

2022

Charlie Abee, CAIS – College of the Sequoias

2022

Bradley Jakubowski – Penn State University

2021

Florence Cassel Sharma, PhD – California State University-Fresno and Center for Irrigation Technology

2020

Isaya Kisekka, PhD – University of California, Davis

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