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Entomology and Plant Pathology

News from the Department

 

News, Announcements, Congratulations

Dr. Andrine Shufran received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Weed Sciences at New Mexico State University on October 25 at the Homecoming Recognition Breakfast. She was recognized for her efforts in entomology education and especially for the Insect Expo during the Southwestern Branch Entomological Society of America annual meeting in Las Cruces this past February where 1200 children attended the event.

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Three students received awards for their posters at the National Entomological Society of America meeting in Austin, Texas. Sandipa Gautam received second place for her Ph.D. poster, Nisha Bajracharya received first place for her M.S. poster, and Shane McMurry received second place for his M.S. poster.

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Dr. Justin Talley was elected as the 2014 Secretary/Treasurer of the Southwestern Branch of the Entomological Society of America.

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Mackenzie Jochim was recently named a CASNR Senior of Distinction.  Each Senior of Distinction award recipient was presented a personalized DASNR triangle representing the three branches of the land-grant mission – teaching, research and extension – and an engraved plaque from the college.  Mackenzie was also honored as a 2012-2013 CASNR Dean’s Award of Excellence recipient.  Congratulations Mackenzie!

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Rebecca Pace has been named the winner of the 2013 OSU Graduate College Summer Dissertation Fellowship.  The Fellowship comes with a $5,000 award and the student and project will be highlighted on the OSU Graduate College websites.

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Sunny Evans was the winner of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for 2013.

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