SNR Employee Handbook



  • Co-Chair Graduate Committee - Christopher Chizinski,, 511 South HARH EC 0995, Phone: 402-417-0760
  • Recruitment and Retenstion, SNR Graduate Programs - Emma Hazel,, 911 South HARH EC 0989, Phone: 402-472-5355
  • Staff Advisory and Professional Development Committee, Chair - Ian Ratcliffe,, 321 South HARH EC 0973, Phone: 402-310-0522

SNR Meritorious Graduate Student Award

The awards honor the best SNR students and recognize their academic achievements, research, teaching contributions, leadership accomplishments, service and personal qualifications.

The Award: Recipients will receive $500 each (one MS and/or one PhD) and a certificate.

Eligibility: Candidates must have completed at least one academic year of graduate work (two semesters) leading to an MS or PhD degree in Natural Resource Sciences and must be current student at the time of the award.  Graduate students can receive this award only once for each degree. Students cannot self-nominate themselves.

Selection Process and Criteria: The Graduate Committee will select the recipients based on:

  • Academic achievements, honors, and awards, GPA of at least 3.5.
  • Research/teaching contributions.
  • Leadership accomplishments (academic and professional).
  • Service activities (community and professional organizations).
  • Personal qualities (leadership, commitment to excellence, and communication skills).

Deadline: Nominations should be submitted by the student's advisor to Emma Hazel by 5pm March 8, 2024.

Awards will be announced at the SNR Spring Banquet.

Requirements to be submitted electronically to Emma Hazel

  • One nomination letter from advisor (advisor is encouraged to: identify expectations of assistantships [percent research, teaching and extension] or graduate position (for unfunded students), limit nominations to a single student, and highlight student's productivity in each area of selection criteria),
  • One nomination letter from a fellow graduate student in the School of Natural Resources (no self-nominations) (fellow graduate students are encouraged to provide specific examples related to each of the selection criteria, and should work with an advisor to improve their letter),
  • Student's unofficial transcript showing current GPA (advisor* or student can download this from MyRed; Note: does not have access to the transcripts), and
  • Student's Curriculum Vitae.

*If faculty do not have access to unofficial transcripts, please complete a request form and submit the completed form to Emma Hazel. The form is at this link:

Download Meritorious Submission Form

SNR Staff Recognition Award

The SNR Staff Advisory and Professional Development Committee (SAPDC) is charged with coordinating the SNR Staff Recognition Award. The School presents the awards twice a year, one in each semester. The awards are presented in December and April.

Download Staff Award Submission Form