ALUMNI NEWS—Spring 2012

Fifty-seven individuals were honored with 28 awards at the 80th Honors and Awards Ceremony in October. Several College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumni were honored by the ISU Alumni Association:

~Gerald (’53 farm operations) and Carol Hunter (’58 home ec ed) of Ames, received an Alumni Medal

~Gerald Klonglan (’58 rural sociology, MS ’62, PhD ‘63) of Ames, emeritus sociology professor and retired associate dean, received the Alumni Service Award

~Alan (’66 animal science) and Myrna Tubbs (’66 child dev) of DeWitt, received the Alumni Service Award

~Larry Ebbers (’62 ag and life sciences education, MS ‘68) of Ames, received the Award for Superior Service to Alumni

Recipients of College of Agriculture and Life Sciences awards were:

~James Frevert (’60 farm operations) of Nevada, Iowa, received the Floyd Andre Award

~Lowell Catlett (’80 PhD economics) of Mesilla, N.M., received the Henry A. Wallace Award

~Harold Crawford (’50 ag and life sciences education, ’55 MS, ’60 PhD) of Ames, emeritus agricultural education and studies professor and retired associate dean, received the George Washington Carver Distinguished Service Award

~Charles Stewart (’00 PhD ag biochemistry) of San Diego, received the Superior Achievement Award for Early or Mid-Career Alumni

Vogel Earns Top Honors From American Agricultural Editor’s Association

American Agriculturist Editor John Vogel (’70 ag journalism and animal science), was honored by the American Agricultural Editor’s Association in New Orleans with the “Writer of Merit” award. He’s only the sixth person in the association’s history to attain that distinction. The award requires scoring honors in 10 of 12 writing categories, such as ag issues, on-farm production articles, technical features, economics and management, human interest, editorial opinion and blogs.

Kiefer Named Farm Manager Of The Year

Ed Kiefer, vice president and office manager for Hertz Farm Management Inc., was named 2011 Professional Farm Manager of the Year by Syngenta, AgProfessional magazine and the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. Kiefer (’75 agricultural business) has been a farm manager for 36 years and manages Hertz’s Geneseo, Ill. office.

Hutchcroft Inducted Into National 4-h Hall Of Fame

Theodore “Ted” Hutchcroft was inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame in October for lifetime achievements and contributions to 4-H. Hutchcroft (’53 agricultural journalism) was one of 15 people inducted during a ceremony held at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center. He served as the information director of the National 4-H Foundation for nine years beginning in 1959. Hutchcroft retired in 1994 after serving as interim director of communications and publications of the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines.

Schwab Honored For Early Career Achievement In Anim Al Science

Clint Schwab (’05 MS animal breeding and genetics, ’07 PhD) received the 2012 Outstanding Early Career Agribusiness Award from the Midwest sections of the American Society of Animal Science and American Dairy Science Association. Schwab is the CE O of the National Swine Registry, a company that provides genetic evaluations, breed promotions and educational materials to the swine industry.

Chlupach Completes Iditarod

Bob Chlupach (’71 fisheries & wildlife biology) completed 1,000 grueling miles by dogsled in the legendary Iditarod race across Alaska in March. He entered and completed his first Iditarod, longest dog sled race in the world, in 1977. He has since entered and completed 11 Iditarods over five decades. Since retiring from his career as a fishery biologist, Chlupach has worked as a carpenter and professional sports fishing guide in Alaska.