Kathleen W. Hunt established the Kathleen Hunt Staff Excellence Award in January 2016 to support an outstanding service award for staff in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture.
Kathleen W. Hunt wishes to establish an outstanding staff award in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland, College Park. Kathy has been a lifelong educator. As such, for 27 years she enjoyed working in the horticulture and plant science departments. Working in academia with students, staff and faculty brought its challenges, but she quickly discovered it was the people who made the positive difference each day. After retiring in January 2015, she felt it was important to make a commitment to fund an award acknowledging the valuable role of staff who contribute so significantly to the department's success.