Overstreet, Singh receive national awards

Richard Bogren  |  10/18/2017 2:09:25 PM

(10/18/17) BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU AgCenter extension specialists Charles Overstreet and Raj Singh received service awards at the National Epsilon Sigma Phi national meeting held in Wilmington, North Carolina, on Oct. 9-12.

Overstreet and Singh are both in the LSU AgCenter Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology.

Epsilon Sigma Phi is a national organization dedicated to fostering standards of excellence in the extension system and developing extension professionals.

Overstreet, a nematologist, received the International Service award for the Southern Region for his mentoring and encouragement of international students and his assistance with travel funds through the Organization of Nematologists of Tropical America Foundation.

Singh, a plant pathologist, received the Early Career Service award for the Southern Region for his accurate and rapid diagnosis of plant health problems for the residents of Louisiana as well as his identification of new diseases and pests.

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LSU AgCenter nematologist Charles Overstreet receives the Epsilon Sigma Phi Southern Region award for International Service from Kathleen Tweeten, Epsilon Sigma Phi national president. Photo provided by Lawrence Datnoff

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LSU AgCenter plant pathologist Raj Singh receives the Epsilon Sigma Phi Southern Region award for Early Career Recognition from Kathleen Tweeten, Epsilon Sigma Phi national president. Photo provided by Lawrence Datnoff

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