Back to top

CUAES Staff Awards

CUAES manages approximately 3,500 acres of fields, forests, farms and facilities. We support hundreds of research projects that help solve real-world problems, from improving agricultural crops resistance to pests, to addressing world hunger.

Without the dedication and hard work of our staff, Cornell would not have the reputation of being a world leader in research that not only improves knowledge, but improves the lives of all people.

We want to recognize your contribution. Winners of CUAES awards will be profiled on our website so we can all learn a little bit more about what we do as individuals that adds to the whole.

Employee Appreciation Award

Supervisors, if you have an employee at CUAES who has shown unusual dedication, insight, teamwork, or provides an example of excellence in the field, please nominate them for our Employee Appreciation Award. This biannual award publicly recognizes their special contributions. Send us your nomination.

Current Award Recipients

Robin BabcockAwardee: Robin Babcock

With Cornell since: 2013
Employed where: Greenhouse group
Contributions: Robin serves as the administrative assistant across campus greenhouse and growth chamber facilities. She played an invaluable role in the successful 2016 meeting of the Association of Education and Research Greenhouse Curators (AERGC) at Cornell. Read more about Robin's contributions

Erik VergasonAwardee: Erik (Gus) Vergason

With Cornell since: 2003
Employed where: Farm Services
Contributions: As part of a small and effective team, Erik, a field assistant, works to meet the University’s need for agricultural support services and organic waste collection and composting. Read more about Erik's contributions

Past Employee Appreciation Award recipients

Sustainability Achievement Award

If you have a colleague at CUAES who stands out for modeling sustainability at the workplace, please nominate them for the Sustainability Achievement Award. We will recognize staff members for their commitment, innovations, or exceptional service related to sustainability. Send us your nomination.

Sustainability Achievement Award recipients