The Deborah A. Muenchrath Award is presented annually to recognize a graduate of the M.S. in Agronomy Distance Education Program. The award recognizes the most outstanding creative component completed that year. The award is available to a distance education student who has distinguished themselves academically and who has demonstrated outstanding creativity and completeness in the development and written presentation of his or her creative component.
The award is named in honor of Dr. Deborah Muenchrath, who contributed significantly to the development of the M.S. in Agronomy Distance Education Program. Dr. Muenchrath served as a course developer, faculty member, and dedicated student mentor. Deb is remembered for her incredible creativity, amazing intellect, abiding commitment to students, and indefatigable spirit. Dr. Muenchrath was incredibly important to the entire Department of Agronomy, as highligted in her ISU Plaza of Heroines profile.
Students of the Agronomy M.S. Distance Program graduating in the summer, fall, or spring of the previous academic year.
Presentation of the Award
The award, which includes a monetary award and an honorary medal, will be presented to the recipient during the Program’s summer orientation/workshop (Agronomy 594). The recipient will be asked to present his or her creative component to the students attending the orientation and workshop. The first presentation of the award was made during the summer of 2007.