Fifteen Bumpers College Faculty Members Recognized With Service Awards

Robert Bacon (center), head of the Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences, was recognized for 35 years of service. He is with Jean-Francois Meullenet, associate vice president for agriculture-research with the U of A System Division of Agriculture (left) and Deacue Fields, dean of Bumpers College and senior associate vice president for agriculture-academics.
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Robert Bacon (center), head of the Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences, was recognized for 35 years of service. He is with Jean-Francois Meullenet, associate vice president for agriculture-research with the U of A System Division of Agriculture (left) and Deacue Fields, dean of Bumpers College and senior associate vice president for agriculture-academics.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Faculty members in U of A's Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences were recognized with service awards at a reception on Sept. 12 at the Don Tyson Center for Agricultural Sciences.

Faculty recognized with service awards included:

  • 45-Year Award
    • Fred Stephen, University Professor, entomology
  • 35-Year Award
    • Robert Bacon, head, Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences
    • Bruce Dixon, professor, agricultural economics and agribusiness
    • Rick Rorie, professor, animal science
    • John Rupe, professor, plant pathology
    • Terry Siebenmorgen, Distinguished Professor, food science
  • 30-Year Award
    • James Correll, professor, plant pathology
    • Phillip Crandall, professor, food science
    • Yanbin Li, Distinguished Professor and Tyson Endowed Chair in Biosensing Engineering, biological and agricultural engineering
    • Andy Mauromoustakos, Agricultural Statistics Laboratory
    • Donald Steinkraus, professor, entomology
  • 20-Year Award
    • Ken Korth, head, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
    • Kathy Smith, clinical associate professor, apparel merchandising and product development
    • Ya-Jane Wang, professor, food science
  • 10-Year Award
    • Rodolfo Nayaga, Distinguished Professor and Tyson Endowed Chair in Food Policy Economics, agricultural economics and agribusiness

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. For more information about Bumpers College, visit our website, and follow us on Twitter at @BumpersCollege and Instagram at BumpersCollege.

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 3 percent of colleges and 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.

Contacts

Robby Edwards, director of communications
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
479-575-4625, robbye@uark.edu

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