North Dakota State University faculty and staff were recognized during its annual awards program. Sheela Ramamoorthy, associate professor, Department of Microbiological Sciences, received the Larson/Yaggie Excellence in Research Award. The Eugene Dahl Excellence in Research Award went to Joel Caton, professor, Department Animal Sciences. The Excellence in Extension Early Career Award belongs to Andrew Friskop, Extension Plant Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology. Aimee Thapa, who is in the plant pathology department, was presented the Donald and Jo Anderson Staff Award. Justin Gilbertson, agriculture research technician/animal caretaker, Department of Animal Sciences, received the Rick and Jody Burgum Staff Award.