2016 Alumni Awards Recap

Award recipients at the banquet

Nearly 180 alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences gathered to honor the accomplishments and service of 19 esteemed alumni during the the 2016 Alumni Awards Luncheon in March.

The annual banquet recognizes alumni and friends with awards for Meritorious Service to the College, Distinguised Alumni, International Professional and Young Professional.

Guests joined recipients for a buffet lunch and the rekindling of cherished Ohio State memories, along with the celebration itself. Photos from the event can be found at go.osu.edu/awards2016.

“The college can be very proud of the service that these recipients have contributed to the agricultural industry and to society as a whole,” alum Elizabeth Coons said.  “They have truly brought recognition to their college, their university, their communities, and themselves.”

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2 0 1 6  C F A E S Alumni Award Recipients

Meritorious Service to the College

Wesley Budke, Ph.D (1970) Billings, MT

Ken Cochran, BS (1964) Wooster, OH

Distinguished Alumni Award

James Beard, BS (1957) College Station, TX

Ian Blount, BS, MS (1994, 1996) Columbus, OH

Steve Buckalew, MS (1977) Centerburg, OH

John Douglass, BS (1984) Marshallville, OH

Jack Elliot, Ph.D (1988) College Station, TX

Richard Gast, MS, Ph.D (1984, 1987) Watkinsville, GA

Karl Kisner, BS (1990) Pflugerville, TX

Larry Lokai, BS, MS (1967, 1973) Urbana, OH

John Simpson, BS (1967) Woodside, CA

Linda Vance, BS (1971) New York, NY

International Professional Award

Godfrey Asea, Ph.D (2005) Kampala, Uganda

Milton Gorocica-buenfil, MS, Ph.D (2003, 2006) Wayne, NJ

Young Professional Award

Carolina Azcarate Espinosa, MS (2010) Dublin, OH

Chad Endsley, BS (2003) Pickerington, OH

John Foltz, BS (2006) Richland, WA

Andrea Garmyn, BS (2004) Lubbock, TX

Ryan Saxe, ASC (2003) Charlotte, FL