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CFAES Alumni Society Receives Gold Star recognition by The Ohio State University Alumni Association, Inc. > more



Christine Balk is now part of Scientific Advisory Staff at the Davey Institute, The Davey Tree Expert Company > Read more

Plant Path alumni Corinne (Johnson) Rutze (BS 1983) and Adipala Ekwamu (PhD 1992) were honored to be part of 100 Buckeyes You Should Know by the Ohio State University Alumni Association, Inc.  > View Rutzke's profile      > View Ekwamu's profile

The CFAES Alumni Society received Honorable Mention recognition from The Ohio State University Alumni Association in recognition of the society's activities.  The award was presented at the Alumni Leaders Conference on October 8, 2010 in Columbus.

Left: 2011-2012 CFAES Alumni Society president and plant path alum Jim Leonard (left) with  Archie Griffin (center), President/CEO, The Ohio State University Alumni Association and Ann Ball, 2010 CFAES Alumni Association president.

In the News

Matthew Wallhead (far left) and Kirk Broders are developing an aerial vehicle (UAV) to help detect diseases in apple orchards. Broders earned his PhD in Plant Pathology from Ohio State and is an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of New Hampshire.  Wallhead earned his BS in Plant Health Management and MS in Plant Pathology from Ohio State and is a PhD student studying with Broders.  > More info

American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting > View photo

Raul Cuero Rengifo (MS Plant Pathology '74) honored as Hispanic Scienitst of the Year in Florida > Read story
[MS thesis title: Epidemiology and control of Colletotrichum coccodes in tomato]

Plant Pathology alum Nathan Kleczewski joins the faculty of University of Delaware > UD News Release

Tian M (Plant Path alum), von Dahl CC, Liu PP, Friso G, van wijk KJ, Klessig DF.  2012.  The combined use of photoaffinity labeling and surface plasmon resonance-based technology identifies multiple salicylic acid-binding proteins.  Plant J.  doi: 10.1111/tpj.12016. [Epub ahead of print]

Jorunn Bos and Edgar Huitema (PhD alumni) were awarded presitigious European Research Council grants at the University of Dundee and James Hutton Institute in Scotland > Read more

Steve Nameth Leaving ATI for post at Kent State > CFAES Monthly

NSF Award to Lirong Zeng at the University of Arkansas  (PhD 2005, Ohio State)
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Rosa Raudales, University of Florida PhD student, in action as a teaching assistant

Ohio State alum John Stier (B.S. and M.S. Plant Pathology) Joins University of Tennessee as Assistant Dean for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources > News release

First Annual Symposium of Zamoranos in the U.S.

Zamoranos AlumniOARDC, Wooster - May 21, 2012 - Jorge David Salgado (left) and Christian Cruz (right), alumni of Zamorano University in Honduras, are pictured with Larry Madden at the First Annual Symposium of Zamoranos in the U.S.  Over 50 students and scholars from nine Latin American countries and several U.S. states, including Ohio State, Purdue University, Louisiana State University and Kansas State, attended the event hosted at OARDC in Wooster.

Many alumni of Zamorano University, or "Zamoranos," come to the U.S. to pursue graduate studies or employment in agriculture.  The goal of the symposium, which included oral and poster presentations, was to showcase the scientific contributions of Zamoranos and highlight the many mutual benefits between Zamoranos and their U.S. and Latin American connections.

Salgado is a PhD student in the department and Cruz is an Ohio State alumnus (MS 2008) and currently a PhD student at Kansas State.

Adipala EkwamuAdipala Ekwamu was awarded a 2010 CFAES International Alumni Award for his leadership in transforming agricultural development in Africa through research and education.  Ekwamu is the Regional Coordinator of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM).

Photo, left to right: Mark Erbaugh, director, International Programs in Agriculture; Ekwamu; Mike Boehm, vice provost.

The 2008 American Phytopathological Society Centennial Meeting was a special celebration honoring a century of accomplishments in plant pathology.  It was also a great gathering of alumni and friends, July 26-30, Minneapolis.

Blair JansonBlair F. Janson, faculty member from 1950-1976, established the Blair F. Janson and Wilmer G. Stover Scholarship with an endowment that will fund travel grants for undergraduate and graduate students.  Dr. Janson was honored in Columbus on July 24, 2008.