(Kraus, Mary J - 2009) -- BFA Award for Excellence in Leadership and Service
Professor Kraus has contributed 26 years of generous and energetic service to the CU-Boulder community, including serving as chair of Geological Sciences for six years. In her department, Kraus has played a key role in helping to diversify the graduate student population and has tirelessly worked to create an innovative curriculum that expands professional opportunities for graduate students. She has also modernized the undergraduate curriculum and has cultivated strong relationships with alumni and donors. Remembering how important the Society of Sedimentary Geology was to her own professional development as a graduate student and assistant professor, Kraus has devoted untold hours to the Society and has served as a member of the Society’s executive committee and as president of the Society since 2006. In addition, she has served as associate editor and editor-in-chief of the Society’s professional publication, Journal of Sedimentary Research. She has held several leadership responsibilities with professional organizations and was elected a fellow of the Geological Society of America and the Energy and Minerals Applied Research Center. Professor Kraus also received the Outstanding Paper of the Year Award from the Journal of Sedimentary Petrology.