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ARPAS Members: 2019 Affiliated Society Recognitions

Congratulations to the following ARPAS members for the recognitions they received from their scientific societies this past year:

American Society of Animal Science

  • Dr. Jerry Spears of North Carolina State University (retired) received the FASS-AFIA New Frontiers in Animal Nutrition Award
  • Dr. Beth Kegley of the University of Arkansas became President of ASAS
  • Dr. Glenn Duff of New Mexico State University was elected President-elect of ASAS
  • Dr. Andy Cole of USDA-ARS-Bushland, TX (retired) received the Distinguished Service Award from the Western Section of ASAS
  • Dr. Mike Looper of the University of Arkansas was named a Fellow of ASAS
  • Dr. Jack Whittier of the University of Nebraska was named a Fellow of ASAS
  • Dr. K. C. Olson of Kansas State University received the Animal Management Award
  • Dr. Merlin Lindemann of the University of Kentucky received the Animal Industry Innovation Award
  • Dr. Hans Stein of the University of Illinois received the Extension Award
  • Dr. Terry Engle of Colorado State University received the Cromwell Award for Minerals Research.
  • Dr. Robert Coleman of the University of Kentucky received the Distinguished Teacher Award.
  • Dr. Elizabeth "Betsy" Greene of University of Arizona received the Western Section Extension Award.

American Dairy Science Association

  • Dr. Rich Erdman of the University of Maryland was elected Vice President of ADSA
  • Dr. Al Kertz was named a Fellow of ADSA
  • Dr. A. J. Heinrichs of Penn State University was named a Fellow of ADSA

American Meat Science Association

  • Dr. Surendranath Suman of the University of Kentucky was recognized as the 2019 AMSA International Lectureship Award Winner

Equine Science Society

  • Dr. Jessica L. Leatherwood of Texas A&M University received the 2019 Josie Coverdale Award for Outstanding Young Professionals
  • Dr. Shannon E. Pratt-Phillips of North Carolina State University received the 2019 Equine Science Society and American Society of Animal Science – Equine Science Award
  • Dr. Brian Nielsen of Michigan State University was named a fellow of ESS
  • Dr. Kathleen Anderson of University of Nebraska was named a fellow of ESS
  • Dr. Elizabeth “Betsy” Greene of University of Arizona was named a fellow of ESS

Poultry Science Association

  • Dr. Donald R. McIntyre of Diamond V (retired) became President of PSA

Congratulations to all the award winners!

Please let us know if we missed any ARPAS members who won awards this year.

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ARPAS Newsletter

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

President’s Letter

Al Kertz, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAN

ARPAS Sponsorship

If you are going to only read one report in this newsletter, read Kenneth Cummings’ EVP report, as it is the most comprehensive, yet concise.

More specifically, I want to announce the new ARPAS Sponsorship program. In the past, there has been considerable corporate ARPAS sponsorship. But that has dwindled more recently due to a variety of circumstances. And it became a bit unwieldy with 3 levels of sponsorship. Thus, we decided to simplify and broaden the number of sponsorships.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Executive Vice President’s Report

Kenneth Cummings, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAN

Another decade for ARPAS has been completed and it is time to measure our accomplishments and admit to our shortcomings over that period of our 35-year history. I have been the Executive Vice-President for this entire decade so I will accept my share of accolades for the successes, as well as the penalties for the failures. In my University teaching days, letter grades were used to measure an individual’s performance, so I think it is only fair to ask each of you to “grade” ARPAS, and also me, as to how well we met your needs and expectations.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Update from the Business Office

Brittany Morstatter, FASS Executive Assistant & Event Coordinator

ARPAS is now on social media – “Like” and “Follow” ARPAS on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. If you are interested in providing social media content relevant to ARPAS, please contact BrittanyM@assochq.org.

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