Class Notes

Sjostrom '09 to speak at CFANS Commencement

CFANS 2017 Undergraduate Commencement ceremony speaker Alise Sjostrom '09 (B.S. Agricultural Industries and Marketing) represents the enriching possibilities for a CFANS graduate as a rising star in the growing specialized food market. In July 2014, Sjostrom launched Redhead Creamery, an artisan cheese maker, located on the dairy farm where she grew up. 

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

Baby Gopher: The Dornink Family

Dallas Dornink '07 (B.S. Animal Science) and Sarah (Tesmer) Dornink '06 '10 (B.S. & M.Ed. Agricultural Education) welcomed Evelyn Arlene to their family on April 22, 2017. 

Posted on: May 9, 2017

LeDee '05 '08 selected by Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership to receive an Award for Climate Adaptation

Adjunct Assistant Professor and alumna Olivia LeDee '05 '08 (M.S. & Ph.D. Conservation) has been selected by the Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership to receive an Award for Climate Adaptation in the Individual Category

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

Datica names Lindbergh'99 Chief Revenue Officer

Datica, the industry platform for digital health success, announced Kevin Lindbergh '99 (B.S. Bio-Based Products) will lead the company’s revenue generating efforts and execute on an aggressive product development strategy begun in late 2016. As the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), Kevin will provide strategic direction for the sales, marketing, and product teams that help drive the company’s revenue streams, as well as identify new opportunities for growth.

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Posted on: May 6, 2017

Rizzo '92 wins 2017 UC Davis Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarly Achievement

Dave Rizzo '92 (Ph.D. Plant Pathology) was awarded the 2017 UC Davis Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarly Achievement. This university-wide award is funded through philanthropic gifts managed by the UC Davis Foundation and, at $45,000, is believed to be the largest recognition of its kind in the nation.

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Kreeger '88 elected Lifetime Honorary Member of The Wildlife Society

Adjunct Professor and Alumnus, Dr. Terry Kreeger '88 (Ph.D. Wildlife), was elected a Lifetime Honorary Member of The Wildlife Society . Honorary Memberships recognize "continuous outstanding service to any area of concern to The Wildlife Society by a TWS member who is a practicing or retired wildlife professional.” 

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

First Animal Science Showcase honors Lindemann '77 '81

More than 100 faculty, students, and fans of CFANS Animal Science (AS) attended the first "Connecting with U—Animal Science Showcase," April 11 in the St. Paul Campus Cargill Building. Accomplishments by faculty, students, and alumni were celebrated during the program, highlighted by the presentation of the Golden Alumni Award to University of Kentucky Professor Merlin Lindemann '77 '81 (B.S. Animal Science, Ph.D. Animal Science). 

Posted on: May 3, 2017

Alumni Spotlight: Emily Jerve '00

When Emily Jerve '00 (B.S. Science in Agriculture) first came to the University of Minnesota, she aspired to become a veterinarian. Like any freshman student would, she changed her major when she realized vet school was not the path for her.  She then focused her studies on international agriculture, state government, and policy. Jerve was able to travel abroad during her time at the university, fueling her passion for international agriculture. "My education exposed me to new places and cultures. I had never been beyond North America before my first study abroad experience my junior year in Cork, Ireland. I met amazing people and realized there was an entire world to explore."

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Rizzo wins 2017 UC Davis Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarly Achievement

Plant Pathology alumnus Dave Rizzo (Ph.D. Plant Pathology '92) was awarded the 2017 UC Davis Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarly Achievement. This university-wide award is funded through philanthropic gifts managed by the UC Davis Foundation and, at $45,000, is believed to be the largest recognition of its kind in the nation.

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Lei Wang '16 named finalist in ASN Emerging Leader Competition

Post-doctoral associate Lei Wang (Ph.D. Nutrition '16 ) was named a finalist in the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Emerging Leader Competition and will present his research at Experimental Biology 2017. Wang, who received his Ph.D. in 2016 under the tutelage of Dr. Chi Chen, was selected from hundreds of applicants to present his research as part of ASN's Scientific Sessions at Experimental Biology April 22-26 in Chicago.

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

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