Faculty Achievement ⋅ Page 12

Back-to-Back Awards

Student and faculty member in Hospitality Management receive recognition at recent international conferences

Dr. Seonghee Cho, associate professor in Hospitality Management, received a “best paper” award for her research related to human resource management in the hotel industry. Dr. Cho received the Best Paper Award at the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE). A total of 200 papers were accepted to be presented at the conference. Dr. Cho’s paper, “Hotel…

A Field Day and Retirement Party

CAFNR's Delta Center celebrated its 50th Field Day and its long-time supervisor

Update: On Sept. 2, MU Vice Chancellor and Dean Thomas Payne, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, announced the Center would be renamed the T.E. “Jake” Fisher Delta Research Center to honor the dedication and leadership of retiring superintendent, T.E. “Jake” Fisher. Although Fisher retires at the end of September, his work ethic and leadership will continue to impact…

Giving to CAFNR

Please join us in honoring retiring Teaching Professor Virginia Peterson and retiring Executive Assistant Donna Vaught by contributing to retirement gifts for them: scholarship funds in their names.

A Lifetime of Helping Students

Virginia Peterson Leaves Biochemistry with Gifts of Student Success

After a 31–year career at MU, Virginia Peterson, teaching professor of biochemistry, can see the fruits of her work to excite students about science and help them enter careers well suited to their talents and aspirations. Her students are found all over the world in positions with industry and business, government, higher education, research, medicine and medical arts.

Penn State Researcher Assumes DASS Leadership this Summer

Jill Findeis, Distinguished Professor of Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Economics and Demography at Penn State University, has been named Director for the MU Division of Applied Social Sciences effective Aug. 15. She replaces Mike Nolan who retired after 40 years of service to the University.

An Up-And-Coming Two-Fer

Thelen Honored by Two Faculty Awards

Jay Thelen, associate professor of Biochemistry at the University of Missouri, recently was presented two important awards recognizing promising researchers.

Missouri Farm Bureau Honors Dave Baker For Outstanding Service to Agriculture

David Baker, assistant dean and program director for agricultural and natural resources extension at the University of Missouri, was presented the Missouri Farm Bureau’s Outstanding Service to Ag Award. The award is the highest honor bestowed to an individual by the farm organization. Chosen individuals have a close working relationship with the Farm Bureau and have supported agriculture throughout their…

An Unorthodox Road to a Golden Apple

Award recipient Linda Sowers experience includes golf and chemical sales

The road to a teaching position at a research university seldom strays from a traditional route of degrees and years of experience in the classroom. Linda Sowers, an instructor of agricultural journalism, agriculture and applied economics at the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, took a very different course to the classroom that included chemical sales, marketing, golf…

A Treat for the Instructor, Not a Horse

A Golden Apple Award goes to Marci Crosby

Horses love apples. Equine teachers like them, too, especially when they are golden. Marci Crosby, equine instructor at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, University of Missouri, was presented a Golden Apple Award this October for her contributions to students both in and out of class. “Marci not only teaches, but also manages the horse facilities and program…

Dean Tom Payne and Associate Dean Bryan Garton surprise Donna Vaught with an endowed scholarship in her name

More than 12,000 students have received scholarships during her 20-year tenure

Donna Vaught was in shock when Dean Tom Payne and Associate Dean Bryan Garton proclaimed that the College has established an endowed scholarship in her name. The announcement was made at the College’s Scholarship Donor Recognition Luncheon held Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010. The Donna J. Vaught Scholarship will be an unrestricted scholarship available to all students enrolled in the College.…