Sept. 29, 2022
Division, college faculty, staff honored at Bumpers College Service Awards Reception
By Robby Edwards, Director of Communications
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
- Division, college faculty and staff recognized for milestone service
- Awards honor careers of 10, 20, 25 and 30 years
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Twelve faculty members, scientists and researchers in the University of Arkansas’ Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences and the U of A System Division of Agriculture were recently recognized with milestone service awards to the college, university and division.
- 30-Year Award
- George Wardlow, department head, agricultural education, communications and technology
- 25-Year Award
- Craig Coon, nutritionist, poultry science
- Bryan Kutz, instructor and youth specialist, animal science
- Michael Popp, professor, agricultural economics and agribusiness
- 20-Year Award
- Laurie Apple, associate professor, apparel merchandising and product development
- Young Min Kwon, microbiologist, poultry science
- Mary Savin, professor, crop, soil and environmental sciences
- Guillermo Tellez-Isaias, research professor, poultry science
- 10-Year Award
- Alvaro Durand-Morat, associate professor, agricultural economics and agribusiness
- Han-Seok Seo, associate professor, food science
- Xueyan Sha, professor, crop, soil and environmental sciences
- Lanny Rice, instructor, agricultural education, communications and technology
In addition, several faculty members were recognized for serving as honors program mentors, including Chris Estepp, agricultural education, communication and technology; Rusty Rumley, agricultural economics and agribusiness; Yan Huang, Kathi Jogan, Brittni Littlejohn, Lauren Rogers, Kelly Vierck and Janeal Yancey, animal science; Lance Cheramie and Leigh Southward, apparel merchandising and product development; Martin Egan, entomology and plant pathology; Nancy Buckley, food, nutrition and health/human nutrition and dietetics; Griffiths Atungulu and Kristen Gibson, food science; Matt Bertucci, Ryan Dickson and Margaret Worthington, horticulture; Dede Hamm, hospitality management; Donia Timby and Amanda Terrell, human development and family sciences; Dustan Clark, Sami Dridi, Michael Kidd and Sara Orlowski, poultry science; and Isabel Whitehead, dean's office.
To learn more about Division of Agriculture research, visit the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station website: https://aaes.uada.edu/. Follow us on Twitter at @ArkAgResearch and on Instagram at @ArkAgResearch. To learn about Extension Programs in Arkansas, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service agent or visit https://uaex.uada.edu/. Follow us on Twitter at @AR_Extension and Instagram at @AR_Extension.
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 Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.
The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.