Several faculty in the Department of Dairy and Animal Science were honored by the American Dairy Science Association. John Almquist, professor emeritus of dairy science, received the Fellow Award. Lawrence Muller, professor of dairy science, received the Pioneer Hi-Bred Forage Award and Gary Rogers, associate professor of dairy and animal science, received the Agway Inc. Young Scientist Award.
Kenneth J. Fisher, associate professor of engineering at Penn State Erie, has been elected to serve as a commissioner on the national Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology. The commission visits colleges and universities across the nation to evaluate engineering technology programs. Fisher was also named secretary of the Committee on Technology Accreditation for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Harvey R. Kelly, retired assistant professor of speech communication, received the 1998 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Speech Communication Association of Pennsylvania. Kelly, who retired in June, taught speech communication and theatre at Penn State Beaver since 1968.
Eva Pell, Steimer professor of agricultural sciences, lectured on "Ozone-induced Reduction in Net Photosynthesis" at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Rehovot, Israel. She also spoke on "Ozone-induced Accelerated Foliar Senescence" at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Jerusalem, and spoke on the same subject at the National Research Center for Environment and Health in Munich, Germany.
Lorraine Sordillo-Gandy, associate professor of veterinary science, received the WestAgro Award for "outstanding research toward the abatement of mastitis" from the American Dairy Science Association.
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