Skip Navigation
Illinois State University

NARRU Awards

Since 2008, NARRU has given two awards each year, one to the Distinguished Young Educator and one to the Distinguished Educator.

Distinguished Young Educator 
2008 Steven J. Rocca - California State University, Fresno
2009 Ty Ellis Lawrence - West Texas A&M
2010 Christopher A. Baxter - University of Wisconsin, Platteville 
2011 David Kopsell - Illinois State University 
2012 Charles R. Steiner - University of Wisconsin, Platteville
2013 Courtney Myers - Texas Tech University
2014 Ryan Rathmann - Texas Tech University
2015 Erica Irlbeck - Texas Tech University
2016 Christopher Estepp - Sul Ross University  

Distinguished Educator 
2008 David H. Headrick - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 
2009 Kerry W. Tudor  - Illinois State University
2010 Louis A. Harveson - Sul Ross University
2011 Annie Kinwa-Muzinga - University of Wisconsin, Platteville
2012 Stanley Kelly - Sam Houston State University
2013 Robert Lane - Sam Houston State University
2014 Foy Mills - Sam Houston State University
2015 Marcy Beverly - Sam Houston State University
2016 Chance Brooks - Texas Tech University

Prior to 2008, NARRU awarded only Distinguished Educator awards.

To apply for these awards, please see the following guidelines:

NARRU Distinguished Young Educator Guidelines
NARRU Distinguished Young Educator Nomination Form

NARRU Distinguished Educator Guidelines
NARRU Distinguished Educator Nomination Form

Evaluation Criteria Rubric

Meetings & Events Events


All Day
The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, 241 South College Street, Auburn, AL 36830
All Day
Orlando, FL

Featured Project & Initiative


Three university of idaho students doing field research in a meadow
Agriculture, Human Sciences & Natural Resources
APLU's Board on Natural Resources and Board on Oceans, Atmosphere, and Climate authored the Science, Education, and Outreach Roadmap for Natural Resources to provide guidance for policy makers in strategic planning and investment.

Featured Project & Initiative


Student testing chemicals in a lab
Agriculture, Human Sciences & Natural Resources
APLU and the AAVMC created a Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture to help advise the federal government on a research agenda and publicly disseminate information on the use of antibiotics in production agriculture.