Professor Receives Meritorious Award from Farm Bureau

Jack Fenwick, Colorado State University associate professor of soil and crop sciences, received the Colorado Farm Bureau Meritorious Faculty Award Nov. 27. The award, given for the first time this year, was presented during the Farm Bureau annual meeting to recognize an outstanding faculty member from Colorado State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

Fenwick began his career at Colorado State in 1976. During his career, he has helped to reorganize courses to address the changing agricultural industry and to help students develop critical skills. Fenwick also coordinates the department’s resident instruction program and the Peace Corps Master’s International graduate program. He is a member of a distance education team that developed courses for off-campus students using the latest communication technology.

"Dr. Fenwick is a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher and adviser," said Lee Gray, interim associate dean of the College of Agriculture. "He’s committed to excellence and to his students.

His students openly express their admiration for Dr. Fenwick and reflect his influence in their own enthusiasm for learning. Peers also recognize Dr. Fenwick for his ability to motivate and inspire students."

Fenwick’s contributions to the university have earned previous recognition from Colorado State students, clubs, fraternities and the College of Agriculture with awards including five Outstanding Teaching Awards, three meritorious faculty awards, a leadership and service award, three different awards recognizing his contributions as a student adviser and the university’s Oliver Pennock Distinguished Service Award.