Bumpers Faculty Honored with Service, Honors Mentor and International Education Awards
Donn Johnson (center) with Bumpers College Dean Deacue Fields (left) and Ken Korth, interim head of the departments of entomology and plant pathology, was recognized for 40 years service at the college's Faculty Recognition Reception.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Faculty members in the U of A's Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences were recognized with service awards at a reception on Sept. 20 at Fayetteville's Hilton Garden Inn.
Dean Deacue Fields presented service awards, and Jason Apple was named the Outstanding Honors Faculty Mentor Award winner and Kathi Jogan the Outstanding International Education Award winner.
Faculty recognized with service awards included:
- 40-Year Award
- Donn Johnson, professor, entomology
- 35-Year Award
- Paul Counce, professor, Rice Research and Extension Center
- Richard Norman, professor, crop, soil, and environmental sciences
- 30-Year Award
- Fred Bourland, professor, crop, soil, and environmental sciences
- David Miller, professor, crop, soil, and environmental sciences
- 20-Year Award
- Nilda Burgos, professor, crop, soil, and environmental sciences
- Andrew McKenzie, professor, agricultural economics and agribusiness
- Mike Richardson, professor, horticulture, landscape and turf sciences
- Mike Thomsen, professor and undergraduate coordinator, agricultural economics and agribusiness
- 10-Year Award
- Burt Bluhm, associate professor, plant pathology
- Ashley Dowling, associate professor, entomology
- Steve Halbrook, professor, agricultural economics and agribusiness
- Sun-Ok Lee, associate professor, food science
- Garry McDonald, clinical assistant professor, horticulture
- Lanier Nalley, professor, agricultural economics and agribusiness
- Leigh Southward, associate professor, human environmental sciences - apparel merchandising and product development
- Ionnis Tzanetakis, professor, plant pathology
- Lisa Wood, clinical assistant professor, crop, soil, and environmental sciences, and director, Bumpers College International Programs
Apple is a professor and Jogan instructor, both in the Department of Animal Science.
About the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences: Bumpers College provides life-changing opportunities to position and prepare graduates who will be leaders in the businesses associated with foods, family, the environment, agriculture, sustainability and human quality of life; and who will be first-choice candidates of employers looking for leaders, innovators, policy makers and entrepreneurs. The college is named for Dale Bumpers, former Arkansas governor and longtime U.S. senator who made the state prominent in national and international agriculture.
About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.
Robby Edwards, director of communications
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
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