Awards & Recognitions Recipients

Congratulations!

Celebrating our outstanding members for efforts and achievements in pesticide safety education, pesticide applicator certification, and contributions to AAPSE.

AAPSE Fellow

  • Kerry Richards (2022)
  • Don Renchie (2020)
  • Ed Crow (2020)
  • Mike Weaver (2018)
  • Clyde Ogg (2018)
  • Andrew Thostenson (2017)
  • Dean Herzfeld (2016)
  • Ples Spradley (2016)
  • Larry Olsen (2015)
  • Joanne Kick-Raack (2014)
  • Fred Whitford (2014)
  • Dan Wixted (2013)
  • Amy Brown (2009)
  • Robert Wolf (2009)
  • Mary Grodner (2007)
  • Patrick O’Connor Marer (2007)
  • Barry Brennan (2005)
  • Carol Ramsay (2005)

Distinguished Achievement in Certification

  • Andrew Martin (2018)
  • Jack Peterson (2016)
  • Sherman Takatori (2013)
  • Leo Reed (2013)
  • Kathy Dictor (2007)

Distinguished Achievement in Pesticide Safety Education

  • Rhonda Hirnyck (2022)
  • Jolene (Hendrix) Warnke (2020)
  • Becky Maguire (2020)
  • Charlie Nagamine (2019)
  • Kaci Buhl (2018)
  • Betsy Buffington (2017)
  • Jennifer Weber (2017)
  • Erin Bauer (2015)
  • Phil Nixon (2015)
  • Kerry Richards (2015)
  • Carol Somody (2013)
  • Roger Flashinski (2011)
  • Larry Schulze (2007)

Professional Recognition Award

  • Evan Alderman (2022)
  • Brett Bultemeier, Tamara James (2022)
  • Robin Tutor Marcom (2021)
  • Daniel Frank, Whitney Weaver, Dana Beegle, Rachel Parson, Stephanie Wycoff (2020)
  • Vickie Schroeder, Julie Jacobs (2020)
  • Tana Haugen-Brown, Claire LaCanne (2020)
  • Dan Wixted (2020)
  • Wendy Sue Wheeler (2020)
  • Lizabeth Stahl (2018)
  • Jan Hygnstrom (2018)
  • Tana Haugen-Brown (2018)
  • Wayne Buhler (2018)

AAPSE Honorary Membership

  • Robert MaGee (2019)
  • Jane Stautz (2019)
  • John Osmun (1999)

Special Recognitions

  • Carol Black- President’s Award (2022)
  • Dr. Lawrence “Fudd” Graham- President’s Award (2022)
  • Jan Hygnstrom- President’s Award (2022)
  • Don Renchie- President’s Award (2022)
  • Kristine Shaefer- President’s Award (2022)
  • Sharon Gripp- President’s Award (2021)
  • Patsy Laird- President’s Award (2021)
  • Eugene Merkl- President’s Award (2021)
  • Carol Black – President’s Award (2020)
  • Kaci Buhl – President’s Award (2020)
  • Becky Maguire – President’s Award (2020)
  • Don Renchie- Past President’s Award (2019)
  • Kerry Richards- Past President’s Award (2019)
  • Betsy Buffington – President’s Award for Pesticide Safety Education (2019)
  • Nancy Fitz – President’s Award for Regulatory Achievement (2019)
  • Barry Brennan – President’s Award for Pesticide Safety Education (2018)
  • Kevin Keaney – President’s Award for Regulatory Achievement (2018)
  • Pat Hipkins (2016)
  • Elizabeth Buffington (2015)
  • Andrew Thostenson (2015)
  • Barry Brennan (2014)
  • Andrew Thostenson (2014)
  • Liza Fleeson (2013)
  • Wanda Michalowicz (2013)
  • Amy Brown (2005)*
  • Dean Herzfeld (2005)*
  • Roger Flashinski (2005)*
  • Gina Davis (2003)*
  • Norm Nesheim (2003)*
  • Carol Ramsay (2003)*
  • Larry Schulze (2001)*
  • Michael Weaver (2001)*
  • Patricia Hipkins (2001)*
  • Barry Brennan (2001)*
  • Wayne Buhler (2001)*
  • Carol Ramsay (2001)*
  • Barry Brennan (1999)*
  • Gene Burgess (1999)*
  • Mary Grodner (1999)*
  • Barry Brennan (1997)*
  • Mary Grodner (1997)*
  • John Impson (1997)*
  • Michael Weaver (1997)*

*Formerly — AAPSE Award for Appreciation & Dedication

Life Membership

  • Candace Bartholomew (PSEP Coordinator, University of Connecticut)
  • Amy Brown (Professor, PSEP Coordinator, University of Maryland)
  • Fred Fishel (Professor Emeritus, PSEP Coordinator, University of Florida)
  • Clyde Ogg (PSEP Coordinator, University of Nebraska/Lincoln)
  • Richard Pont (Environmental Protection Specialist, Pesticide Safety and Worker Protection, USEPA)
  • Robert Bellinger (Professor Emeritus, PSEP Coordinator, Clemson University)
  • Dean Hertzfeld (Professor Emeritus, PSEP Coordinator, University of Minnesota)
  • Kevin Keaney retired (National Program Manager, Pesticide Safety and Worker Protection, USEPA)
  • Carol Somody (Stewardship & Pesticide Safety Education Manager, Syngenta Crop Protection US)
  • Vickie Rengers retired (Program Supervisor, Certification, Licensing, Registration & Training, Office of Pesticide Services, Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services)
  • Mike Weaver (Professor Emeritus & Director, Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs)
  • Ron Gardener (Senior Extension Associate, PSEP Coordinator, Cornell University, Pesticide Management Education Program)
  • Pat Hipkins (Senior Research (Extension) Associate, Assistant PSEP Coordinator, Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs)
  • Philip Nixon (Extension Entomologist, PSEP leader, University of Illinois)
  • Joanne Kick-Raack (Professor Emeritus, PSEP Coordinator, Ohio State University)
  • Bob Wolf (Professor Emeritus, PSEP Coordinator, Kansas State University)
  • Roger Flashinski (Professor Emeritus, PSEP Coordinator, University of Wisconsin)
  • Jim Criswell (Professor Emeritus, PSEP Coordinator, Oklahoma State University
  • Win Hock (Professor Emeritus, PSEP Coordinator, Penn State University)
  • Mary Grodner (Professor Emeritus, PSEP Coordinator, Louisiana State University)
  • Pat O’Connor-Marer (PSEP Coordinator, University of California-Davis)
  • Larry Schulze (Professor Emeritus, PSEP Coordinator, University of Nebraska)
  • John Osmun (Professor Emeritus, Entomology Department Head, PSEP Coordinator, Purdue University)
  • Ed Vitzthum (Professor Emeritus, PSEP Coordinator, University of Nebraska)
  • Barry Brennan (Professor Emeritus, PSEP Coordinator, Extension Administrator, University of Hawaii)
  • John Impson (Retired national program leader, ex-officio advisor – HELPS, USDA/CSREES)
  • Norm Nesheim (Professor Emeritus, PSEP Coordinator, University of Florida)
    Murray Elmo Collum