March 05, 2009

Agriculture college hands out annual awards

by K.C. Jaehnig

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s College of Agricultural Sciences honored students, two alumni and a faculty member Feb. 27 during the college’s annual awards banquet at the university’s Student Center.

The college named Todd L. Marlo, an animal science major from Marion, its outstanding senior, Kristen L. Woods, an agribusiness economics major from Newton, its outstanding junior and students belonging to the equestrian team as its outstanding club members.

The college also recognized Decatur resident Greg Webb, Archer Daniels Midland vice president for state government relations, as outstanding alumnus and cited Lake Forest resident G. David Delaney, president of PCS Sales for the Potash Corp. and a college alumnus, for service to the industry. In addition, it conferred the Donald M. Elkins Award for excellence in education upon Rebecca L. Atkinson, an assistant professor of animal science, and the Chris Rokosh Award for outstanding teaching by a graduate student upon Jamie M. Douglas, a master’s student in animal science from Cottage Hills.

Runners-up were Amanda R. Lawson, an animal science major from Sorento for outstanding senior, Mary Kate Huebener, an agribusiness economics major from Brighton for outstanding junior, and students belonging to Collegiate FFA as outstanding club members.