College of Agriculture News for Winter 2022

Outstanding faculty awards for 2021

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Three faculty members received awards for outstanding teaching. Ashley Long, an assistant professor in the School of Renewable Natural Resources, received the National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Teaching Award. Rodrigo Diaz, associate professor in the Department of Entomology, received the Sedberry Award for Outstanding Graduate Teacher. Not pictured is P. Lynn Kennedy, department head and professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness. He received the Sedberry Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher. Photo by Annabelle Lang

Four students selected for conservation leadership program

Four LSU College of Agriculture students were selected to participate in the 2022 cohort of Louisiana Wildlife Federation’s Edgar Veillon Conservation Leadership Corps, a yearlong program that focuses on development of future conservation leaders in Louisiana. The four were among 22 undergraduate students from 10 Louisiana universities to participate. They are: Carly Carpenter, sophomore majoring in environmental management systems; Saidee Fonseca, first-year student majoring in natural resources ecology and management; Hannah Laville, senior majoring in majoring in natural resources ecology and management; and Madelyn Helm, sophomore majoring in natural resources and management. Annabelle Lang

College honors top alumni

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The LSU College of Agriculture 2020 and 2021 outstanding alumni and early career alumni award recipients. Left to right: Luke Laborde, interim vice president for agriculture and dean of the college; Jeremy Hendrix, 2021 early career alumni award recipient; Rebecca Melanson, 2021 career alumni award recipient; Rogers Leonard, 2020 outstanding alumni; Steve Pierce, 2021 outstanding alumni; David Wilson, 2020 outstanding alumni; Kenneth Gravois, 2021 outstanding alumni; and Tara Smith, college alumni association president. Photo by Malorey Uzee

Ringelman awarded Ducks Unlimited endowed professorship

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Kevin Ringelman, associate professor in the School of Renewable and Natural Resources, has been named recipient of the H. Dale Hall Ducks Unlimited Endowed Professorship in Wetlands and Waterfowl Conservation. Named after an LSU College of Agriculture alumnus and former director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the endowment seeks to “perpetuate a faculty position in the LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources supporting excellence in teaching, research and public service in waterfowl ecology, waterfowl habitat management or wetlands conservation in cooperation with Ducks Unlimited and other partners.” Photo by Olivia McClure

3/17/2022 2:35:20 PM
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