Thirteen Bumpers College Faculty Members Recognized with Service Awards

Top, from left: Donna L. Graham and John Clark; bottom: Walter Bottje and Bruce Ahrendsen.

Top, from left: Donna L. Graham and John Clark; bottom: Walter Bottje and Bruce Ahrendsen.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Thirteen faculty members in U of A's Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences are being recognized with milestone service awards to the college and university.

They will be honored at the annual U of A System Division of Agriculture Awards Luncheon in January.

Faculty being recognized are:

  • 50-Year Award
    • Donna L. Graham, University Professor, agricultural education, communication and technology; interim director, School of Human Environmental Sciences; former Bumpers College associate dean
  • 40-Year Award
    • John Clark, Distinguished Professor, horticulture; U of A System Division of Agriculture fruit breeding
  • 35-Year Award
    • Walter Bottje, physiologist, poultry science
  • 30-Year Award
    • Bruce Ahrendsen, professor, agricultural economics and agribusiness
  • 20-Year Award
    • Doug Karcher, professor, horticulture
    • Wayne Kuenzel, physiologist and neurobiologist, poultry science
    • Casey Owens, Novus International Professor, poultry science
    • Dan Rainey, associate professor and graduate coordinator, agricultural economics and agribusiness
    • Lalit Verma, head and professor, biological and agricultural engineering; former Bumpers College interim dean
  • 10-Year Award
    • Kristen Gibson, associate professor, food science
    • Michael Kidd, professor and former head, poultry science
    • Trenton Roberts, associate professor, crop science
    • Jacquelyn Wiersma-Mosley, associate professor, human development and family sciences, School of Human Environmental Sciences

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 2.7 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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