Excellence Award Recipients

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The faculty and staff who work in Great Plains IDEA are often recognized for their research and service.  Learn more in Awards & Recognition.

2021-2022 Great Plains IDEA Student Excellence Award Recipients


Stephanie Barta headshot

Stephanie Barta | Youth Development

University of Missouri

Sarah Hidalgo Cook headshot

Sarah Hidalgo-Cook | Community Development

Kansas State University

Travis Jones headshot

Travis Jones | Grassland Management

Oklahoma State University

Jennifer Theriac headshot

Jennifer Theriac | Early Care and Education for a Mobile Society

Texas Tech University

Joey Vanek headshot

Joey Vanek | Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Oklahoma State University