Bagby, Dorn earn Kudos awardsDec 13th, 2012 | By tfedderson2 | Category: 2012, Dec. 13, Employee News, Issue
David Bagby and Gregory Dorn received University Kudos Awards at the Oct. 26 meeting of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents. Bagby is information technology services manager for the College of Fine and Performing Arts. Dorn is a research technologist II for the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture.
Christin Mamiya, associate dean of Fine and Performing Arts, nominated Bagby. She said Bagby is central to the smooth functioning of technology operations in the college and he contributes significantly to tech activities campuswide.
Bagby manages a staff of three and helps manage hardware replacement across the college, a server system and a storage area network. He also keeps up with the latest software and features, builds budget spreadsheets that incorporate maintenance costs, upgrades and licensing fees.
Bagby also serves on the Faculty Senate Information Technologies and Service Commission.
Dorn is responsible for conducting and supervising the wheat, barley and triticale field research programs in Agronomy and Horticulture. He manages the field program sites, field research graduate students, student works and safety protocols and procedures.
Dorn’s nominator reported that Dorn, in the last five years, has been responsible for integrating software that weighs and takes grain measurements as research crops are harvested and tracks seeds planted via global positioning satellites.
Dorn also uses his field experience to teach students, who often have little previous wheat experience, how to make UNL experiments succeed.
“Greg’s commitment to excellence was a primary factor in the recent recognition of the UNL wheat breeding project by Bayer Crop Science and state organizations,” wrote a nominator.
The Kudos Award is a university-wide honor presented by the regents to celebrate staff who go above and beyond in their work for the university. For more information, go to http://go.unl.edu/ukp.