2015 Volunteer Recognition Awards

Thanks to each and every animal response team volunteer for your dedication and passion in preparing for disaster response and educating the public on disaster preparedness.  The following volunteers were recognized for going above and beyond by attending special training and exercise opportunities provided by, or sponsored by the Kansas State Animal Response Team.

Award Recipients

Highest Volunteer Training Classes - Shelly Marbut (left) Top Volunteer Service Hours - Janell Jessup (right)
Volunteer Training Award – Shelly Marbut (left) and Volunteer Service Award – Janell Jessup (right)


ICS 300/400 (commitment to excellence – above and beyond training award) recipients:  Chris Barth, Kelly Benton. Jennifer Burns, Debra Duncan, Larry Ernsting, Sam Graham, Mark Grinstead, Midge Grinstead, Tom Griswold, Susie Hill, Jan Hinshaw, Carolyn Jergenson, Janell Jessup, DeAnn Konkel, Matt Kuestersteffen, Carla Longacre, Charles Loper, Janet McCloud, Christy Million, Sherry Oswald, Paula Schrieber, Carolyn Shultz, Carmen Simon, Kent Thomas, Glenna Walker


Operation “PUP” Tent (teamwork star – above and beyond training award) recipients:Rebecca Arheart, Chris Barth, Kelly Benton, Jennifer Burns, Sheryl Gallagher, Ron Gallagher, Paul Grosdidier, Catherine Janzen, Janell Jessup, Matt Kuestersteffen, Carla Longacre, Shelly Marbut, Stephanie McCall, Christy Million, Mary Prewitt, Sherri Rider, Beth Rowlands, Micki Schomaker, Carolyn Shultz, Carman Simon, Ingrid Trevino-Garrison
Slack Water Training (teamwork star – above and beyond training award) recipients:Chris Barth, Jennifer Burns, Angela Cornelison, Janell Jessup, Matt Kuestersteffen, Carla Longacre, Stephanie McCall, Sherry Oswald, Micki Schomaker, Carolyn Shultz, Kent Thomas