College of Agriculture

College of Agriculture
Agricolumn - Fall 2000



Fall 2000

Message From the Dean
In Memoriam
What's New in the College of Ag
Agreescapes Breaks Grounds
New Faces among the Faculty and Staff
Faculty and Staff Achievements
Student Achievements and Activity


The beginning of the New Millennium is developing as a bright sunrise for the College of Agriculture. Over the past few years we have undergone a transformation from a small production based college into a more modern, urban inclusive college of agriculture. The inclusion of the food industry, as part of our corporate base, has enabled the college to embrace everything, literally, from the farm to the plate.
Even though the college is the only four-year agriculture program south of the Tehachapies, we have not made our presence known across the state. We have proven our potential and have contributed to the leadership on campus. Indeed, we continue to operate our 700-acre farm in the middle of three freeways and 13 million people. Our presence defines the open, green space environment of the campus.
Education remains the keystone of our Strategic Plan and the primary function of the college. The education component includes both undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as professional programs. The primary role of each faculty member has always been that of a teacher, but now we are also assessing the quality of student learning. The university as a whole has embraced the concept of the extended university, delivering programs external to the university proper. Our faculty have actually led in this development providing telecommunications courses used at other California universities, and WEB courses, which allow students to do their lessons when their schedules allow.
Our education programs continue to include the typical agricultural production majors, such as agronomy, soil science, irrigation science, and animal science, while enhancing related programs such as food science and technology, food marketing and agribusiness management. Additional programs for the urban environment include horticulture, nutrition, and apparel merchandising and management. Masters and professional programs are being enhanced to provide manager level personnel capable of assisting businesses in their operations.
All of the faculty contribute to teaching, advising, and scholarly activity which includes all aspects of the faculty responsibilities-teaching quality, learning assessment, application of new technologies, basic and applied research. Creation and distribution of new knowledge has always been a critical component of academic life at universities.
Last fall we announced a $5 million award from the State to the four CSU Colleges of Agriculture for the purpose of stimulating research that would enhance California agriculture. This allocation has allowed the college to stimulate research through existing faculty, providing release time and summer salaries, enhance start up packages for new faculty, upgrade equipment, and provide laboratory improvements to enable more participation. The end result has been the creation of exciting new projects with California food and agriculture companies, resulting in grant and contract matches of $1.8 million. Industry white papers communicating the results for immediate use will occur each year.
Two of our biggest projects, AGRIscapes and CAVSE took giant steps forward this year. After twelve years of effort provided by Professors Dan Hostetler, Peggy McLaughlin and Ed Barnes, development of a very positive partnership with the Sanitation District, and working with the University to establish agriculture sites on the master plan, AGRIscapes finally broke ground in mid-June. The construction is scheduled to be completed in spring 2001. That is just around the corner! The initial phase will include an education center, recycling education center, classrooms, office space, and a larger farm store with nursery. They remain in need of plant materials, irrigation materials, green houses, and financial support. Plans include the creation of a Web page to keep you informed of our progress. Congratulations to the Department of Horticulture, Plant & Soil Science for their vision and hard work.
After five years of preparation, the Department of Animal and Veterinary Science finally received help to get the start-up funds for the CAVSE project. The initial idea was created by Professor Emeritus Duane Sharp, and the recent development efforts have been continued by Professors Cedric Matsushima, Leo Abenes and Ed Fonda. To successfully complete this project, we must obtain greater funding. The first project, which is the keystone of the CAVSE project, is the Necropsy Pavilion. It contains a necropsy unit, conference room, classrooms, faculty offices, large and small animal clinic, biotechnology teaching and research laboratories, reproductive physiology laboratory and pavilion to support our animal science, pre-veterinary medicine and veterinary health science programs. It would also serve as the site to enable us to participate with the WUHS College of Veterinary Medicine. Congratulations are extended to the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences.
When we started to work with Sacramento legislators, we found that many didn't know anything about our college. The same was true in Washington; so we spent four days there meeting people and sharing our programs, goals and visions. As we go into the new legislative cycle, we hope to attract financial support as well. We Need You! Your contacts with our legislators and producer organizations will convince them of our current contributions to the region and our potential for the future. We need these partners to successfully attract funding for our needed facilities.
Whether student, faculty, staff, alum, or corporate partner, you are all friends of the College of Agriculture. The college greatly appreciates your support and interaction. Come by for a visit. We are always happy to see you and share our accomplishments. The many stories included in the magazine demonstrate how far we have come in achieving high quality education for our students.

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Mr. Harold O. Wilson, hired by Julian McPhee in 1936 and a key player in the negotiations to obtain the W. K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Ranch for the Pomona Campus, passed away on May 6, 2000. Mr. Wilson joined Cal Poly SLO to teach in the area of meat animals and, by 1946, had risen through the ranks to become Dean of the Voorhis Campus. Mr. Wilson returned to the SLO campus in 1950 to serve as executive dean. He was eventually appointed as administrative vice president and retired from that position in 1974. Following retirement, he served a six-year term on the California Post Secondary Education Commission.
The Celebration of Harold Wilson's life held at the Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo was a fitting tribute attended by more than 220 for a Santa Maria style barbecue. Voorhis era friends and associates of Harold's who participated in the Celebration included: Lucille Larro; Ted Canham, former Chair of Fruit Industries Department; Henry and Bette House, '43 Dean of Students; Alan West '53, Ken and Betty Danielson '46, Vern '39 and Jeanne '46 Frederick; Allen and Barbara Gardener '39, Seldon Kempton '52, Jim Knadler '46, Bob and Mary Kennedy, President Emeritus; Joseph Randolph '51 and Thelma Brooks Randolph '50; Lillian Roach, widow of Hal Roach; Ron and Dorthy Squires '47; and Emile and Helen (McPhee) La Salle.
The BBQ was hosted by the Wilson family and Alex and Phyllis Madonna. Sons Lynn and Bruce and their mother, Harold's widow Aileen as well as all the grandchildren were in attendance. President Kennedy, Ted Canham, Seldon Kempton, and Emile La Salle were among those who spoke in celebration of Harold's life.
If you would like to help celebrate Harold's life, a tax deductible gift to the Harold O. and Aileen Wilson Agricultural Education Scholarship Endowment is a good way. Your gift will be matched 50 cents on the dollar by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation Legacy Grant. Just enclose your check made payable to the University Education Trust and send it in the return envelope provided.


E-Coli Research Makes National Headlines
During the 1998 spring quarter, Dr. A. S. "Narain" Naidu, Director of the Center for Antimicrobial Research, obtained a two-year, $369,000 grant from the Farmland National Beef Packing Company, L.P., to conduct a research project to determine the potential for using activated lactoferrin in the prevention of bacterial contamination of beef. Less than a year later, Dr. Naidu announced a major discovery that promised to protect consumers from more than 30 different kinds of harmful bacteria including E. coli. The announcement was made at a USDA-sponsored conference on foodborne bacteria held in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 29, 2000. Details of the discovery made headlines all over the country and was a featured story on California Heartland, a weekly television program which reaches over 600,000 viewers and airs on California PBS affiliates.
Dr. Naidu became aware of lactoferrin's ability to eliminate E. coli 0157-H7 in humans approximately 12 years ago. His research, however, did not focus on the application to beef until he joined Cal Poly Pomona's College of Agriculture. Lactoferrin is a protein in mammalian milk that is credited with protecting infants from bacteria while their immune systems are developing. By discovering how to activate the lactoferrin molecule, scientists were able to mimic its function on meat samples.
Essentially, Dr. Naidu's research involved applying an activated form of lactoferrin, a protein derived from cow's milk, to meat tissue surfaces contaminated with high concentrations of bacteria. It is hoped that a spray can be developed and applied to meat during the packaging process. Consumers would, no doubt, be more comfortable with this process than with the irradiation of beef, and the spray would have an added advantage-it will keep meat safe long after it is bought or opened. In addition, it would be far more economical than radiation devices which are very costly. Obviously, additional testing is needed and the effectiveness of the spray on other products, like poultry and pork, still needs to be explored; however, this has proven to be an exciting breakthrough, the results of which will have far reaching benefits for both industry and consumers.

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AGRIscapes Breaks Ground!
On Wednesday, June 14, 2000 nearly 100 representatives from the campus, agriculture industry, and the Los Angeles Sanitation District participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for AGRIscapes. As you may recall, AGRIscapes will serve as a community resource where people will come to learn about issues relating to agriculture, food production and the urban environment. Programs for schoolchildren and teachers, docent-led tours, casual strolls around the grounds and shopping at the Farm Store will provide the community an opportunity to study the issues, to see and experience the biological systems upon which we depend for the quality of our lives, and to come to a greater understanding of the amazing system which produces the most plentiful and healthful food supply in the world.
After several false starts, the architectural drawings were completed and the bid awarded. Construction began on Phase I during the 2000 summer quarter. Phase I will include a visitors center, recycling education center, farm store, ornamental horticulture unit and office building-a total of about 15,000 square feet. The Horticulture/Plant and Soil Science Department hopes to begin moving into the new facility by spring 2001.

A Garden in Every School
Dr. Peggy McLaughlin, Horticulture/Plant & Soil Science Department, completed a major conference on school gardens in March 2000. The conference focused on the implementation of the Garden in Every School Project from the Department of Education. The H/PSS Department has been named as a regional education center for the program. They will be providing workshops and training for K-12 teachers in implementing agricultural programs in classroom education. This will be a valuable component of AGRIscapes and goes along with the mission of providing agricultural literacy to the public.

The Horse Center Gallops Forward with Buckingham Bey V
Thanks to the generosity of Ms. Kay Skeeters, owner of Ojai Valley Farms, a beautiful chestnut stallion worth $250,000 was donated to the W. K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center this past year. Buckingham Bey V, or "Buck" as he is called by the students and faculty at the Center, is a very successful show ring performer especially in the English and Liberty Divisions. He is a two-time winner at Scottsdale, qualified for the National Championships, and is a nominated Breeders' Sweepstakes and National Show Horse sire. Not only will he serve to promote the Center and the University wherever he performs, but revenues from stud fees and, eventually, from the sale of his foals are expected to be a significant source of income for the Center each year. In addition and very important to the Center, Buck will help improve the quality of the Center's stock.
Buck performed for the first time on campus during the University's Founders' Day held on April 7. At that time the University also celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Cal Poly Pomona herd. A special horse show was presented by the students, and it concluded with Buck's performance. He proved himself to be a magnificent show horse; in fact, he brought the audience to their feet, cheering and applauding!
According to Prof. Bill Hughes, Associate Director of the W. K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center, "Kay Skeeter could have sold Buckingham Bey, but she believes in Cal Poly and she believes in our program…" He added, "Buckingham Bey will be promoting the university all over the country, generating stud fees and drawing attention to our program. He is the most exciting thing to happen to the Horse Center in years."

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More about the Horse Center. . .
Through the efforts of Prof. Bill Hughes, Associate Director of the W. K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center, Sundowner Trailers agreed to be a corporate sponsor for the Center and supplied a six-horse trailer for their use. The trailer has a retail value of $35,000 and was designed by Prof. Hughes and Mr. Don Daniels, National Sales Manager for Sundowner Trailers.
To help celebrate the 200th anniversary of the death of our nation's first President, CPP Magnolia, an 8-year-old Arabian gelding from the Center valued at $12,000, was presented to the Mount Vernon Ladies Association to be used in a re-creation of President George Washington's farm at his Mount Vernon, VA home. Dr. Russ Mawby, chairman emeritus and trustee of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, MI, was instrumental in making arrangements for the donation. The Kellogg Foundation again made it possible for Cal Poly Pomona's Arabian horse program to participate in a major new event, as Washington's first horse was an Arabian.

ARI Update
Last year we announced the Agriculture Research Initiative (ARI), a program that was proposed by Chancellor Charles Reed, approved by the State Legislature, and funded for a total of $5 million to be used by the four CSU campuses with agriculture programs (Chico, Fresno, Pomona and San Luis Obispo). Cal Poly Pomona received $0.91 million for an in-house competitive grants program in the College of Agriculture and competed for additional funds (another $1 million) administered by the California Agricultural Technology Institute (CATI) at CSU Fresno. Proposed projects must enhance California agriculture in specified areas and require industry or corporate partners.
This year those who formed partnerships with Cal Poly-Pomona included Dupree, Inc., EPT Corporation, Farmland National Beef Packing Company, Harvest Research and Investment, Inc., IAMS, Novocell, Inc., OH Kruse Milling, Purina, Rainbird, Ready Pac, The Almond Board, The California Egg Commission, and The Pear Board. These collaborations were initiated by individual faculty members, by Cal Poly administrators or by representatives of industry. Consequently, our research programs at Cal Poly have evolved to meet industry demands in congruence with the goals of the Agricultural Research Initiative (ARI). We continue to seek partners and those interested in obtaining the request for proposals (RFP) for ARI funds should call 909.869.4659.
Dr. Gail G. Muir was hired last September to coordinate the ARI program for the College. Prior to joining the College, Dr. Muir served as the Director, Center for Effective Teaching and Learning at the University of Texas, El Paso, where her duties included working with faculty to plan, implement and evaluate faculty development programs; writing calls for proposals and promotional materials; and coaching faculty in evaluating and documenting teaching effectiveness. Dr. Muir was no stranger to the CSU having taught at CSU Chico for seven years before moving to Texas. Dr. Muir earned her Ph.D. (Human Ecology, Textiles/Apparel) and M.S. (Human Ecology, Textile Science) degrees at Kansas State University.

History Book For Sale
The W. K. Kellogg Foundation and Cal Poly Pomona are proud to announce that Mary Jane Parkinson is revising and updating her historical work, The Kellogg Arabian Ranch - The First 50 Years (60 years - 2nd edition). This edition contains new material, photographs, personal recollections and color photographs that have become available in the last quarter century. The volume observes the 75th anniversary of the Kellogg/Cal Poly herd. The narrative takes the reader from W. K. Kellogg's first purchases of Arabian horses in 1925 to the last Arabian horse events of the millennium year. Alumni of the Arabian horse program are invited to contribute their reminisces to the author who may be contacted at 619-588-5678 or by e-mail at Price and publication date to be announced.

Mr. Jack Parnell - Commencement Speaker 2000
"Learning has just begun; it's fun, it's exciting and will continue throughout your life," was the message to June graduates from Mr. Jack Parnell, this year's commencement speaker. One of Washington, D.C.'s most dynamic speakers, Mr. Parnell is a self-employed Government Relations Consultant representing broad base agriculture and agribusiness clients at the U.S. Congressional and Executive level. He serves on the board of directors of Farmers Insurance Group, Inc., Los Angeles, and the California State Air Resources Board in Sacramento. As time permits, he is active on the national professional speaking circuit.
Mr. Parnell began his career as a private business entrepreneur. He founded Parnell Ranch, a purebred angus cattle and farming operation. He was also a purebred cattle auctioneer, and founder and Chairman of the Board of the Bank of Commerce.
In 1984 Gov. Deukmejian appointed Mr. Parnell to serve as Director of Fish and Game and also as a board member of the Pacific Fisheries Management Council and Advisory Board of Air Quality and Fuels. From 1987-89, Mr. Parnell served as Secretary, Department of Agriculture as well as Vice-Chairman for Commodity Credit Corporation appointed by President George Bush. He was also a member of the U.S. Trade Representative's Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee, appointed by President Reagan. In 1989 he was appointed by President George Bush to serve as Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture and as Vice Chairman for the Commodity Credit Corporation.
In his closing remarks Mr. Parnell stated, "Knowledge alone is not enough to achieve success." The key to success requires that you, "always think well of yourself; always do more than expected; remember you only have one chance to make a first impression."

Mr. Normal A. Dierker - 1999 Distinguished Alumnus
A 1960 graduate who majored in Ag. Business Management, Norman A. Dierker is currently Director of Marketing and Sales for DECCO, ELF-ATOCHEM North America, Inc., a Fortune 500 Company and the 14th largest industrial multinational corporation in the world. Mr. Dierker spends much of his time traveling to corporate offices all over the U.S., Europe, China, Australia, Central and South America, as well as other countries in Asia and Africa. Mr. Dierker's other claim to fame is his participation in the building of the famous CP sign on the hill during the early years of the campus.
Mr. Dierker has maintained his relationship with the college by guest lecturing for the Food Marketing & Agribusiness Mgmt./Ag. Education Department. He participated in the Professor for a Day activity during Founder's Day in 1997. He is a current member of the FMAM Advisory Board as well as the Development Focus Group, a fundraising branch of the Advisory Board. He has employed College of Agriculture graduates and three of his children have received degrees from Cal Poly Pomona.

Trust Your Locomotion by the BBC
The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) was on campus on August 7-8, 2000 to film a half-hour special called "Trust Your Locomotion." They spoke with Biological Sciences Professor Don Hoyt and Animal & Veterinary Sciences Professor Steven Wickler about the research they have been conducting on how equine muscles function. The results of their research should be generally true of all terrestrial locomotion which means that it could be applied to humans as well as horses. A direct medical impact would be in the area of robotics, specifically, biomedical robotics, which would be very important in terms of generating systems for amputees.

Natural Color Resource Center
The Natural Color Resource Center was involved in the planning and presenting of an international symposium on Natural Food Colorants on July 23-24, 1999 in conjunction with the national annual meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists. Eighteen internationally renowned scientists were invited to cover and update the current knowledge about specific colorants derived from natural sources. The symposium drew over 200 attendees from around the world. Dr. Gabriel Lauro, Director, has edited an international text entitled, Natural Food Colorants which represents contributions from fifteen internationally renowned experts, each in a specific area of natural color technology.

Apparel Technology & Research Center
The Apparel Technology & Research Center had the distinct honor of being part of a VIP tour and reception for Lon Hatamiya, Secretary of the California Trade and Commerce Agency, and his assistant, Jon Kinoshita. The Center also had the pleasure of hosting a tour of the factory for President Suzuki and Dee Dee Myers, Trustee for the CSU system. Ms. Myers is the former press secretary to President Clinton.

50th Anniversary of Ag Field Day
The College of Agriculture celebrated the 50th anniversary of AG Field Day on April 1, 2000. Approximately 800 students representing 35 high schools from across the State of California participated in agriculture contests and FFA meetings. Approximately 100 high school agriculture teachers were also in attendance. Participants were treated to a pizza lunch and were given shirts and caps bearing a specially designed Ag Field Day logo commemorating the 50th anniversary. Prof. Flint Freeman has coordinated this event for the past 21 years.

Food Industry Export Workshop
Dr. Edison I. Cabacungan, chair of the Food Marketing & Agribusiness Mgmt./Ag. Education Department, is working with Food Industry Business Roundtable (FIBR), the USDA Foreign Ag Service, the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, and the Export-Import Bank on a Food Industry Export Workshop to be held on Friday, November 3, 2000, at the Cal Poly Pomona Kellogg West Conference Center.

Rose Float
Dr. Terrance Fujimoto, Hort./Plant & Soil Science Dept., will be assisting the Rose Float Committee with the growing of flowers needed for the University's entry into next year's Rose Parade. This endeavor will be supported with funds from an endowment established in memory of Prof. Tom Yoshikawa, former Rose Float advisor.

Veterinary Technology
The Animal Health Science Program at Cal Poly Pomona, in collaboration with the Animal Technology Program at Mt. San Antonio College, submitted a proposal for a USDA, CSREE higher education grant, "Enhancement of Veterinary Technology in Collaborative Programs," and were awarded a total of $209,931. These funds will assist the programs with the purchase of new equipment, remodeling costs, retention of a RVT for three years, hiring of student assistants, and travel costs.

Animal Science Courses via the Internet
Beginning this fall, you will be able to enroll in the first of four equine and animal science certificate courses using streaming video via the Internet. AVS 355 (Equine Nutrition) and AVS 201 (Animal Diseases) will be offered in the fall; Equine Exercise Physiology (AVS 435) will be offered winter 2001; and Equine Reproduction (AVS 499) in spring 2001. To register contact Kari Lenggiere at 909-869-2224; FAX 909-869-4856; e-mail

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The College of Agriculture's Center for Turf, Irrigation and Landscape Technology (CTILT) is now offering irrigation training courses through December 1, 2000. If you want to know more about basic sprinkler irrigation design or system troubleshooting, drip irrigation, or irrigation scheduling and efficiency, contact Diahann Harris in the Ag. Engineering/Irrigation Science Department at 909-869-2220, or her at e-mail

College Mission Statement:
The mission of the College of Agriculture is to educate students in the application of science, technology, and management to the production, processing, and utilization of food, fiber, human and natural resources in an interdependent global economy.
In spite of the attention sometimes placed on achievements in research and fundraising, our primary mission remains the education of our students. True to the "polytechnic" nature of this University, we have continued the traditional hands-on, experiential approach to learning that makes us unique among most universities. If we do our job correctly, our students will not only acquire the necessary knowledge about their chosen field, but they will know how to apply it to real-world situations. While the familiar classroom setting is still the rule, technology has and continues to change how material is presented and gives us the ability to reach out to communities far beyond the boundaries of Cal Poly Pomona. Course content, too, constantly changes as we strive to meet the needs of our ever-changing student body and a world in a constant state of flux.
Ongoing scholarly activity, such as basic and applied research, allows the faculty to help students develop a love of learning as well as problem solving skills. In addition, students gain an enhanced respect for faculty and their role as educators.

Laying the Groundwork
A few years ago, the faculty decided to develop a number of core courses designed to give incoming students a solid foundation upon which to build their education and to offer upper division students additional challenges. They range from a basic orientation course, developed by Dr. Peggy McLaughlin (Hort./Plant & Soil Science), to classes that tackle ethical issues (Ethical Issues in Agriculture taught by Dr. Marvin L. Klein, Food Marketing & Agribusiness Mgmt.) and explore professional growth and leadership development in the context of food/agriculture careers. This is an attempt to arm the students with the everyday skills they will need to complete their degree program and to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills that will be needed for successful careers and personal/professional growth. In the "Development of Leadership Skills" class taught by Prof. Flint Freeman (agricultural education coordinator) and Dr. Peggy McLaughlin, students are also given an opportunity to practice social and interpersonal skills as this course culminates in a formal dinner for the students and special guests representing industry and university administration. A few courses offered in recent years have also been extremely successful as general education courses-Agriculture and the Modern World, Nutrition, Science and Health, and Insects and Civilization-attracting hundreds of students each quarter and giving us an opportunity to educate students outside of the College about the importance of agriculture in feeding and clothing the world.

Who do we teach?
High school and transfer students from community colleges still constitute the major portion of our student body; however, re-entry students-individuals who are seeking a career change; parents who have raised their children and now have the time to pursue a career; retirees realizing a life-long dream--are growing in number. Technology also has allowed us to reach beyond our boundaries and offer classes to young people in high schools and at other CSU Campuses. For the last few years, the College has worked with Wilson High School in Los Angeles, to offer a program which brings junior-level students to campus in the summer to acquaint them with college life and to work with faculty members to complete individual research projects. The W. K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center continues to offer equine workshops and seminars for the public and others connected with the horse industry. Every year, the Southern Region Supervisor for the Department of Education brings FFA students and agriculture teachers to our campus for leadership conferences. In addition, the demand for workshops and seminars for international visitors has increased tremendously. This past summer, two such workshops were offered-one for agriculture teachers from Korea who were interested in horticulture, and one for a group of government officials and veterinarians from the Peoples' Republic of China who wanted to expand their knowledge of beef cattle reproduction and nutrition. An additional workshop for a similar group from China, covering swine nutrition and poultry, is planned for September.

How do we teach?
The typical, familiar classroom and laboratory will, no doubt, be with us always, but instructors now have new and creative ways to present their material. Power point presentations have become commonplace as well as interaction with instructors and classmates via e-mail. Web based courses are already being offered and will continue to be developed as funds become available; these classes will make it easier for students to juggle their education with jobs and family responsibilities. As Dean Wayne Bidlack explains, "Support courses rely on the WEB for communication with students for questions/answers and discussion, for support material related to class lectures, demonstration materials which repeat what was shown in class, and work assignments and their submission for grading." For his Insects and Civilization class, Dr. Richard Kaae placed all of his support materials on a CD ROM which was available to the students for purchase. During the 2000 summer quarter, this same course was presented over the WEB and had an enrollment exceeding 150 students. In addition, the use of telecommunications courses has been ongoing for more than five years. Currently, equine science courses are exchanged between U.C. Davis, Cal Poly SLO and Cal Poly Pomona through a television studio, allowing two-way communication.
Involving our students in grant-funded research also presents unique opportunities for learning. They participate in the intellectual development of grant proposals, the design and conducting of experiments, and the presentation and publishing of the results. Our animal science and farm laboratories, internships/cooperative education experiences and participation in various local, regional, state and national competitions continue to provide opportunities for our students to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to real life situations. For example, our close ties with the USDA's Natural Resource Conservation Service through Mr. Mon Yee, our USDA liaison, have enabled a number of students and graduates to take advantage of internships and employment within the USDA. In addition, the ability of our students to consistently place in the top ten, or in many cases in the top three, in national competitions (NACTA, ALCA, NAMA) would indicate that we are on the right track.

How do we measure success?
Academic departments use a variety of tools to help them determine whether or not they have been effective in providing their students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their chosen fields. In 1999, a faculty committee reviewed these materials and made recommendations for each department to enhance their feedback and, thus, their ability to maintain a current and useful curriculum. Capstone courses, exit interviews/exams, and employer and alumni surveys are the most common tools used. Although they are not perfect, they are still a source of valuable information that is critical to the self-evaluation process.

Where do we go from here?
Technology will continue to impact how we teach and our audience will continue to grow as we attempt to educate the public as well as our immediate constituency about agriculture policy and issues. In connection with that, agriculture literacy will be a major focus of our AGRIscapes facility currently under construction as well as the proposed CAVSE project (Center for Animal and Veterinary Science Education). Research, too, will play a greater role not only in terms of the education of our students but in the quest for additional resources. According to agriculture education coordinator, Prof. Flint Freeman, however, the strength of our academic programs will always depend on ". . . the positive interaction of the three most important elements in education: the student, the instructor, and the course content." To this end we will rely more and more on input from our alumni and industry representatives to evaluate and improve upon the quality and effectiveness of our programs.

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Dr. David Fernandez
Dr. Fernandez left Madison, Wisconsin, to join the Animal & Veterinary Sciences Department at Cal Poly Pomona in the Fall of 1999. While in Madison, he served as a NIH post-doctoral research associate at the Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Fernandez earned his Ph.D. in animal science/physiology from the University of Kentucky, Lexington. His area of interest in terms of research is neuroendocrinology of growth and reproduction. Dr. Fernandez is dedicated to enhancing the quality of our AVS teaching program and has added strength to the areas of endocrine/reproductive physiology. He is also committed to the improvement of our stock and the efficiency of our Beef Unit operation. Currently, he is working with Department Chair, Dr. Edward Fonda, to redesign the old poultry unit into an animal biotechnology teaching/research facility.

Dr. Louis Foster
After serving as an assistant professor at Kansas State University for five years, Dr. Foster accepted an offer to join the Animal & Veterinary Sciences Department at CPP. Dr. Foster has a Ph.D. in animal nutrition from Michigan State University and a D.V.M. from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois. Since his arrival last fall, Dr. Foster has proven himself to be a very effective teacher and researcher. His current research/scholarly activity is in the area of endocrine regulation of food intake in controlling obesity. He has contributed teaching expertise to the Animal Health Science program. He has become involved with a number of student clubs and activities, and served as interim university veterinarian.

Mr. Jack Havens
During the winter quarter, Mr. Jack Havens was appointed to replace Dr. Lloyd McCabe as the Southern Region Supervisor for the State Department of Education (DOE). The Southern Region is the largest of the six regions in the State, both geographically and in terms of numbers of students served. Mr. Havens will serve as the liaison between the teachers in his region and the DOE, interpreting policies, monitoring expenditures to be sure that funds are spent correctly, and helping teachers with special funding needs. Mr. Havens earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Cal Poly SLO. He has 20 years experience as a high school Ag teacher.

Dr. R. Lyn Greene
On July 1, 2000, the College appointed Dr. Greene to work with the Food Marketing & Agribusiness Management/Ag. Education Department to create a California Policy Institute and to develop and teach courses for the Department. The Institute would deal with topics ranging from land, water and air policies to legislative directives and statewide educational programs on agricultural literacy. In addition, Dr. Greene will work part-time with University Advancement's government relations staff to support university and systemwide initiatives. Dr. Greene holds a Ph.D. from USC in Political Science: Comparative Public Policy, International Relations and Political Theory.


Nadine Diaz
Administrative Support Assistant in the Dean's Office is our newest staff member who is the Dean's Office receptionist and gives primary support to the Associate Dean, Dr. John Trei. Nadine brought with her nearly 10 years experience as an administrator in the credit and general affairs office of the Sumitomo Corporation of America. Dean's Office

David Macias
Information Technology Consultant, uses his extensive knowledge of computers to help students, faculty and staff in the College. David has a M.S. in Management Science from CSU Fullerton. Before coming to Cal Poly Pomona, his positions included systems analyst, instructor and information technology consultant at community colleges and at CSU Dominguez Hills. Dean's Office

Sharon Roth
Administrative Support Coordinator, who reports directly to the Dean, replaced Marilyn Bess who retired earlier in the year. Previously, Sharon worked as a district, then general manager, for Aramark, a $6 million international corporation with a major focus on food and support service management. Dean's Office

George Pool
Instructional Support Tech III, is in charge of coordinating research plots, trials, student projects and production enterprises for the department as well as the upkeep and maintenance of the agronomy instructional laboratory. George, who has over 30 years of hands-on management experience in specialized agriculture, was the senior agricultural technician at U.C. Riverside before coming to Cal Poly Pomona. Horticulture, Plant & Soil Sciences

Jorge Millan
Equipment Tech III, supervises the tractor shop facilities and maintains the farm equipment fleet. Jorge, who received his technical training in Mexico and the U.S., has over 20 years experience troubleshooting, diagnosing and repairing mechanical problems in trucks and tractors. Horticulture, Plant & Soil Sciences

Stan Abramowicz
Crop Tech II, assists Mr. Pool with the coordination of production enterprises, student projects, trials and research plots for the department. He also supervises the farm staff in the maintenance of major areas of the agronomy instructional laboratory. Stan earned a B.S. in agronomy from Cal Poly Pomona. Before coming to Cal Poly, he was the correctional farm supervisor at the James Musick Facility in Irvine for eight years. Horticulture, Plant & Soil Sciences

Nancy Gonzales
Instructional Support Assistant, provides support for all of the scientific laboratory classes in the department. Nancy received her B.S. in Food Science & Nutrition from Chapman University in 1993. She has been working in the food industry for about nine years specializing in the area of quality assurance. She has served in positions at Seven Up/RC Cola (lab technician) and Miller Brewing Company (chemist/microbiologist). Food, Nutrition & Consumer Sciences Department

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Dr. Steven Wickler
Recipient of the Wang Family Excellence and Teacher of the Year Awards

Last May, Dr. Steven J. Wickler, professor, Animal & Veterinary Sciences, became the second Cal Poly Pomona professor to receive the Wang Family Excellence Award. Dr. Wickler, who was recognized for his teaching in the area of applied sciences, was one of five CSU recipients; each received a $20,000 cash award. This prestigious award was established last year by CSU Trustee Stanley Wang to annually recognize five faculty members/administrators from among the 23 CSU campuses. In June, Dr. Wickler was presented with the 1999/00 Teacher of the Year Award during the College of Agriculture's commencement ceremony. Dr. Wickler is a past recipient of both the Advisor and Teacher of the Year Awards and was selected as the University's Outstanding Professor in 1994.
According to Dr. Edward Fonda, Chair of the Department, "Dr. Wickler is an extraordinarily effective teacher who is compassionate, benevolent and intellectually curious. His commitment to his students inspires them to learn, to engage in research, and to seek advanced degrees." Animal science major, Teresa McCaffray, feels that Dr. Wickler is one of the finest professors in the college. "His enthusiasm for teaching is obvious during his lectures; his tone of voice, body language and humor all portray an image of a teacher who enjoys what he is teaching and wants you to as well." Fellow colleague, Dr. Cedric Matsushima, stated "Dr. Wickler is truly one who believes in experiential learning by students…" Explains Dr. Cogger, this year's Advisor of the Year, "He has a way of getting our students involved . . . and is always ready to seize the 'teaching moment.' These moments arise regularly whether it is during the post mortem on a cow, the spaying of a cat, or the running of a horse on the high-speed treadmill while collecting oxygen consumption data." Dr. Fonda adds, "Our students are indeed fortunate to have the opportunity to interact and learn from such an outstanding faculty member."

Dr. Edward Cogger
Advisor of the Year Award

The recipient of the 1999/00 Mack H. Kennington Advisor of the Year Award has the "patience of a saint" and advises students with true compassion and a sincere desire to help. His expertise in the use of computers is willingly shared with students within and outside of the College of Agriculture. As evidence of this, Dr. Edward Cogger, professor, Animal & Veterinary Sciences, has served as a thesis committee member for students in animal science, biological sciences; food, nutrition and consumer sciences, and those involved in the Center for Regenerative Studies. His computer skills and his knowledge in the area of statistics play an important role in assisting graduate students with the successful completion of their research projects and graduate theses. According to Dr. Steven J. Wickler, past recipient of both the Advisor and Teacher of the Year Awards, Dr. Cogger "arrives early, leaves late, works on weekends and his door is always open." Colleagues agree that he demonstrates the same personal concern and attention to the student who needs assistance with class scheduling as he does for the student who needs help with a complicated research project or poster presentation. According to former student and Equine Research Center Technician, Holly Greene, "In my six years of employment at Cal Poly Pomona, I have found Dr. Cogger to be one of the hardest working and dedicated professors on campus."

Rhonda Ostrowski
Staff of the Year

For the first time in the history of the College, a staff member was recognized during commencement for contributions toward furthering the College mission. Mrs. Rhonda Ostrowski, Recruitment Coordinator for the College of Agriculture, was selected by a committee of her colleagues to be the first staff member to receive the Staff of the Year Award. According to Janet Mundy, Administrative Assistant to the Dean,
". . . Rhonda is one of the best things that has ever happened to the College of Agriculture…" She not only administers the College's recruitment activities, but her peers throughout the university frequently call upon her as a resource person, advisor, and mentor. She is co-advisor to Ag Council and works closely with that group on the College's annual Career Fair. She has served as an active member of many university-wide committees and activities, and has proven to be a knowledgeable and articulate spokesperson for the University as well as for the College of Agriculture. Thanks to her efforts, enrollment in the College of Agriculture has been increasing steadily since her arrival in 1995.

Drs. Wayne Bidlack and Mark Meskin
Drs. Wayne Bidlack and Mark Meskin coordinated the second successful conference on phytochemicals in the fall of 1998. Following the conference, they served as editors along with S. T. Omaye and D. Topham on Vol. 2 of a text entitled Phytochemicals as Bioactive Agents, a scientific update on phytochemicals based on the most current information. The same individuals also edited Vol. 1, Phytochemicals: A New Paradigm: both Vols. 1 and 2 were published by Technomics Publishing Co., Lancaster.

Dr. Anahid Crecelius,
Dr. Anahid Crecelius, chair and professor, Food, Nutrition & Consumer Sciences Department, was awarded a distinguished achievement award for 2000 by the Southern California section of the Institute of Technologists last May. The award honors those who have made significant contributions to improve the health and welfare of mankind.

Dr. Cynthia Regan
Dr. Cynthia Regan, Apparel Merchandising & Management program, received a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) invitational fellowship. She traveled to Japan in July to conduct planning research on "Design Decisions that Impact Apparel Semi-Automatic and Automatic Equipment Needs."

Dr. A. S. Naidu
Dr. A. S. Naidu, Director of the College of Agriculture's Center for Antimicrobial Research, edited a book, Natural Food Antimicrobial Systems, for the CRC Press. Published in June, the book addresses advances in the technology of food safety.

Dr. G. Duane Sharp
Dr. G. Duane Sharp, professor emeritus, Animal & Veterinary Sciences, was selected by the National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Teacher Recognition Committee to receive the NACTA Teacher Fellow Award. The award honors those who represent the very best in the post-secondary teaching of agriculture.

Mr. Jerry Liberatore
Mr. Jerry Liberatore, farm manager, W. K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center, was elected president of Zone 8 of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association. He will preside over the schools in California, Nevada, Utah, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. He was also named Coach Sportsman of the Year at the 2000 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Nationals.

Dr. Martin Sancho,
Dr. Martin Sancho, Food, Nutrition & Consumer Sciences, was one of seven Cal Poly Pomona faculty selected to participate in the Fulbright International Faculty Development Seminars 2000. Dr. Sancho attended seminars on "Economic Reform, Regional Integration, and Democratization in Chile and Argentina" at the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales in both Argentina and Chile.

Prof. William Hughes,
Prof. William Hughes, Food marketing, Agribusiness Management/Ag. Education, and associate director of the W. K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center, judged the prestigious U.S. National Arabian Horse Show in October, which included 2,000 horses, 3,500 class entries and contestants from as far away as Australia and Brazil. This is the third time Prof. Hughes has judged this event. In September, he served as a lecturer at the International Arabian Horse Association (IAHA) Judging School in Austin, Texas and as an evaluator in the IAHA Judges Evaluation program. Prof. Hughes is second vice president of the IAHA, an organization of about 35,000 members.

Dr. Gregory Partida
Last October, Dr. Gregory Partida, Horticulture/Plant & Soil Science Department, was awarded the California Avocado Society Oliver Atkins Award of Excellence and Service. The award recognized Dr. Partida's many years of dedicated service to the avocado nursery industry. For several years, Dr. Partida and his staff have been showing avocado growers throughout California and abroad how to prune avocado trees, using Cal Poly Pomona's method of avocado canopy management to lower costs and increase fruit production.

Dr. Arthur Parker
On Sept. 18, Dr. Art Parker, FMAM professor, was presented with the George P. Hart Award for Outstanding Faculty Leadership. Dr. Parker, a two-time recipient of the College of Agriculture's Advisor of the Year Award, was recognized for his leadership in the community as well as on campus. He has taught in the College of Agriculture since 1976 and has served on his department's curriculum committee and on the University's Academic Senate. Off campus, he heads the finance committee and the stewardship committee for his church. In addition, he is a board member of the Claremont Community Foundation.

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Teresa McCaffray
Balancing school, extracurricular activities, work and family responsibilities are something that last year's student leaders do very well. Foods and nutrition major Cheryl Guinotte and animal science student Teresa McCaffray not only excelled academically, but served as presidents of their respective student organizations, inspiring and motivating their colleagues to become involved in club activities and community service. Under Teresa's leadership, the Pre-Vet club membership has swelled to 60 active members and fundraising for club activities has been very successful. Other activities included assistance with Ag Field Day activities, authoring and presenting a research poster at the 16th Equine Nutrition and Physiology Symposium held in Raleigh, NC, serving as the Department's yearbook editor, and assisting with veterinary procedures and maintenance at the Veterinary Clinic. In addition, Teresa is supporting herself and, therefore, is required to work many hours at a local veterinary clinic.

Cheryl Guinotte
Phi Upsilon Omicron Honorary Society established a record of outstanding community service thanks to the leadership of club president Cheryl Guinotte. Their activities included providing Christmas baskets to battered women at the House of Ruth and nutrition education to Cal Poly students at the University's Wellness Center. Their most significant achievement was their Teen Power 2000 - Career and Health Seminar for at-risk 16 year olds held on April 21. The entire junior class of North High School in Riverside (50 students) participated. Cheryl has continued to work with two of the students from this project. In addition, she has served as a mentor to fellow students and conducted a scholarship workshop for all the foods and nutrition majors. Cheryl has received a number of awards for academic excellence including American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Scholarship ($1,000), American Dietetic Association Scholarship, Mead Nutritionals/Bristol-Myers Squibb Scholarship ($2,000), California Dietetics Association ($1,000) and the Gwen La Bounty Scholarship ($1,000). To help support her family and her education, she works with Dr. Marie Caudill as a research assistant on an NIH sponsored project and works off-campus in the evenings and weekends. Cheryl received her undergraduate degree in foods and nutrition in June; she was accepted into the graduate program and began her coursework during the 2000 summer quarter.

CPP's ALCA Team nearly defeated long-time rival Cal Poly SLO when they captured 2nd place at the first ALCA (Assoc. of Landscape Contractors of America) Student Career Day Nat'l Championship of the 21st century. Twelve ornamental horticulture and landscape irrigation science students, guided by advisors Dr. Fred Roth and Prof. Eudell Vis, competed against over 50 colleges and were tested on both theoretical and applied knowledge.

Scottsdale All Arabian Horse Show
At the prestigious Scottsdale All Arabian Horse Show in Arizona, Cal Poly Pomona students, supervised by Dr. Cal Kobluk, Director of Equine Sciences, and horse center trainer, Mark Stinson, came away with 19 awards including one reserve championship, three first place awards and five top 10 selections.

Beef Show Team
The College of Agriculture's Beef Show Team received 12 firsts, two seconds and a third place award at the Great Western Livestock Show in Tulare, CA, and 1st and 2nd place awards at the Arizona National Livestock Show in Phoenix.

Horse Judging Team
First place awards for the In-hand and Reasons division at the Morgan Grand National Horse Show were captured by CPP's Intercollegiate Horse Judging Team.

Thirty-two students representing a variety of majors in the College of Agriculture captured the four-year school and the overall sweepstakes awards at the 2000 NACTA Judging Conference hosted by the University of Minnesota, Crookston. Advisors and coaches for our teams included Profs. Emeritus Drs. Duane Sharp and Robert Tullock, Dr. Fred Roth and Prof. Dan Hostetler.

Cheyenne McKaig,
Ag Council President and a senior majoring in food marketing and agribusiness management, along with Dr. Arthur Parker, professor in the Food Marketing & Agribusiness Mgmt./Ag. Education Department, traveled to the Philippines last January to observe facilities and discuss possible avenues of collaboration with Central Luzon State University. They met with students and officials of the University as well as with the mayor of the neighboring city of Munoz and with officials of the Department of Agriculture in Manila. It is expected that joint research projects will also result from their visit. The University is well known for its research in the areas of fresh water aquaculture (especially tilapia) and the carabao (also known as water buffalo).

McNair Scholars
Three students from the College of Agriculture participated in the prestigious McNair Scholars Program. The program is named after Ronald E. McNair,an African-American astronaut who died on the space shuttle Challenger in 1986. The grant was awarded to the University's Learning Resource Center and funded a five-week program which provided valuable research opportunities to underrepresented minority undergraduates. The students and their research topics were: Brenda Burns (The impact of folic acid fortification on folate status in low-income women of childbearing age); Ammie Eggleston (Anatomical distribution of leptin in the hypothalamus of cattle, pigs, sheep and rats); and Naomi Johnson (Assessing the methods used to entice a cat to start eating a less palatable novel diet).

Scholarship Recipients
Agricultural Biology students Janel Freeman, Tim O'Neill, and agronomy major Sherry Schiliskey together received scholarships totaling $10,000. Janel was awarded the prestigious Entomological Society of America Scholarship; Tim and Sherry were selected to receive the Pesticide Applicators Professional Association Scholarships.

Catherine Hagerty
Agronomy major Catherine Hagerty, with support from her department, dean's office, the Research & Sponsored Programs office, and Extended University, spent three weeks in Nigeria on a project for the International Foundation with Agricultural Development. She was accompanied by Ms. Grace Akpu, CEO of Bountiful Harvest.

Cal Poly Pomona's Scolinos Field Renovation
After years of reduced budget, the varsity baseball team's field was uneven, bumpy and in dire need of a major face-lift. A call for help went out from the Athletic Department to Cal Poly Pomona professor and Turfgrass Specialist, Dr. Kent Kurtz (HPSS Dept.) With his 35 years of experience, 60 of his students and baseball coach Mike Ashman, the call was answered. The project also required a cooperative effort between the turfgrass industry, Cal Poly Pomona alumni, Landscape Services, Facilities Mgmt. and the Athletic Department. 3,000 pounds of ryegrass and fertilizer were donated by Scotts and, after 2 months of work, the field finally reopened in January 2000. The baseball team was thrilled! According to Dr. Kurtz, "This project was a wonderful learning experience for our students since it emphasized the need for dedication, commitment and cooperation with many individuals to work and succeed". The Cal Poly Pomona way-"learn by doing" is well and alive!

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Thank you Alumni, from your college:

Bruce Abbott
John Adamek
Jeffrey Adams
Jerry Ambrose
Linden Anderson
Thomas Andrews
Debbie Anselm
Daisy Au
Thomas Baird
Jack Bairstow
Michelle Baker
Abel Balderrama
Sherry Barr
Howard Baumgarten
Deborah Behringer
Dean Beitler
Gustavo Beltran
Bernard Bernheim
Andrew Bezdek
Tina Bos
William Brandenberg
Barbara Breeze
Robert Briggs
Andrew Brydon
Phyllis Burgess
Kim Buskirk
Mamerto Cadiz
Michael Campbell
Carlos Carrillo
Thomas Carroll
Brett Chandler
Michael Cid
David Claverie
Robert Clem
James Cleveland
James Coburn
Amanda Colleary
James Keasling
David Kelly
Dae Kim
Bruce Kittess
Keith Knabe
Melodie Knuchell
Kimberly Koerner
Frank Korkmazian
Charles Kregl
Michael Kriste
John Kugler
Jerry Kwock
Donald Lafferty
Shari Lakes
David Laslo
Troy Lehman
Kenneth Leonhardt
Melissa Lewis
Wilford Lindley
Janet London
Jim Lovewell
Julie Mabie
Paul Magiera
Sena Mao
James Markstrum
Donald Martin
Ron Martin
Thomas Mason
Jeanne Mastick-Horkey
Donald Matsuyama
Kim Mayhew
James McDonald
Kathleen McEoin
George McEwen
Susan McGinley
W. McPhail
Warren Mehl
Jerry Meyers
Philip Meyerson
Stephanie Miladin
Tamara Minadeo
Raymond Moon
Karen Moore
Michael Moran
Daniel Moreno
Kathleen Mudry
Thomas Muller
Andrew Munoz
Geraldine Muntis
Dennis Murphy
Kathy Myer
Roy Nagatoshi
Norman Nakanishi
Dan Neff
Susan Collins
Victor Contreras
Julee Conway
Michael Cook
Richard Cote
Doris Dahlstrom
Kent Davidson
Dave Demmer
Jennifer Desby
Randy Dietz
Paul Diffenderffer
Efraim Donitz
Gregory Douglass
Douglas Dowell
Paul Drew
Thomas Dunlap
Barbara Dunlop-Wolfe
Kenneth Dyer
Denise Edgecomb-Cope
Brian Eitelman
Katherine Ewing
Norman Fang
Diane Farris
Rocco Ferrario
Jay Finnell
Mark Foss
H. Francis
Joseph Franco
Timothy Frick
Robert Gaston
Kenneth Gemmill
Doyle Gibbs
David Giorgi
Susann Godfrey
Robert Gomes
Helen Gray-Iwataki
Dallas Green
Christi O'Connor
Jo O'Day
Gloria O'Hair
David Okihara
Maria Oza
Myun Paik
John Pape
Sherry Pawneshing
Ellen Pearson
Rebecca Pearson
David Peck
Carlos Perez
Mark Phillipson
Laurie Plaisted
Jeff Prilliman
Sally Prusia
Robert Puls
Katherine Queitzsch
Teri Quidas
David Read
Riki Redden
Marvin Rees
Audrey Rennell
Alan Reynolds
James Reynolds
Kelly Rice
Randall Rich
Steven Ries
Harrie Riley
Lani Ritchey
Trina Robertson
David Roger
Mark Rogers
Jody Rohr
Shelley Romanoff-Andros
Mario Rosas
Ted Rozzi
Thomas Rutherford
Elizabeth Sain
Monica Salembier
Matt Sandberg
Gregory Sanders
Susan Savolainen
Philip Schneider
James Schroeder
Susan Seats
Mary Jane Seely
Daniel Sehnert
Warren Seifert
Bren Seki
Susan O'Brien
Heidi Nimmo
William Noble
Carl O'Conner
John Grizzle
Rebecca Guinn
Dean Gump
Judith Hagy
Lori Hamelehle
Rodney Hansen
Rosemary Hantsbarger
Coralea Harbushka
Mark Hargreaves
Craig Harris
Megan Harris
Scott Harris
Paula Harris-Pangle
James Hartman
Jonathan Hatch
Timothy Hays
Lawrence Helphand
Richard Herrera
LaMar Heslop
Frank Hewitt
Diane Hill
Donald Hodel
Dan Holznecht
Sally Hoover
Daniel Hostetler
Henry House
Patricia Hoye
Michael Huck
Christina Hunt-Stanley
Scott Hunter
Patricia Hynes
Jeffrey Imoto
Gary Inouye
Stanley Iversen
Jean Jambon
Christopher Jarvi
Jack Jobes
Merton Johnson
Thomas Jones
Janet Simmons
Ronald Simons
David Sims
David Smet
Jan Smith
Norman Smith
David Smoot
Paul Smythe
Thomas Stay
George Stigile
David Stilwell
Richard Stolte
Lindsay Stubbs
Ted Suyeyasu
Sidney Sybrandy
Sharon Tachibana
Nina Tanabe
Thomas Tanaka
Christopher Taylor
Cynthia Tessler
Michele Tilton
Wesley Timmerman
Christy Tveit
Elvin Twitchell
Donald Vandam
Leonard Vasquez
Robert Verity
Araceli Villegas
Wen-Pihn Wang
Melinda Warde
David Waterman
Raymond Watje
Ronald Waugh
Alisha Wexler
Teri Whited
Michelle Wien
Harvey Wilkins
Thomas Wolfe
David Wood
Donald Woods
Alice Yaryan
William Yonge
Elias Zegarra
Jeffrey Sheets
Janice Shephard
Andrew Shine
Ralph Shook
Daniel Siapin
Burton Silva
Larry Nelson
Minh Hai Nguyen

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Animal Science Founding Fathers Get-To-gether
This past summer some of the Founding Fathers of the Animal Science Department got together to celebrate the 50th Wedding Anniversary of Wesley and Pat Combs. They were: Jim Oxley, Gene Starkey, Alton K. (Casey) Brown, Wes Combs, Chair 1953-59, Williams Hugh 1953, and Ray House (Wes Combs' class mate).


Please meet Bruce Campbell, our new partner and the Director of Planned Giving for the University. As a boy growing up, the Campbell home was visited often by then Congressman Jerry Voorhis because Bruce's father was the leading proponent and Washington D.C. advocate for housing cooperatives which was a passion of Jerry's. So Bruce, who is an attorney and financial planner, is no stranger to our Voorhis heritage. Coming from a similar post at the Alzheimer's Association, he brings a wealth of experience to our goal of building the 21st Century Endowment for the College of Agriculture. We asked him to write this article for AgriColumn to stimulate your thinking about planned giving to your College of Agriculture.

Did you plan your vacation before you planned your life?
by Bruce Campbell, Director of Planned Giving

The College of Agriculture created a lot of change as it transforms into a more modern, urban-based agriculture college. That change has been based on thoughtful planning. Now, have we as individuals also done our own personal thoughtful planning?
Planning can make all the difference. We plan our vacations, our day, our meals and so on, but do we really plan the legacy we want to leave. Our planning does make a difference. It is relatively easy in this age of the "new economy" to forecast the difference we can make, maximize our investments and save taxes in the process.
Failing to plan. We are not alone, a recent article I read reviewed the number of Americans who have a will. The head line was "Many Americans Lag in Estate Planning". Signaling that many Americans are behind the eight ball in estate planning, a new study has found that more than 40 percent of adults age 35 and older don't have a will.
Of those with a will, only 49 percent did any estate planning before writing it, according to a survey of 664 adults for brokerage firm U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray. In addition, 26 percent of those who had wills hadn't reviewed them in at least five years, the firm reported. According to survey results, 31 percent of respondents believed that less than 20 percent of their estate would go to taxes, if the distribution of their assets were left to the government, while studies show that up to 50 percent can go to taxes if no estate planning is done, US Bancorp Piper Jaffray said.
"It doesn't matter if you have $250,000 or $2.5 million in assets," said Patty Peterson, Vice President of Business, Retirement and Estate planning. "If you don't plan how your money will be distributed upon your death, a large portion of your estate could end up going to the government."
Politics aside, the newspapers are beginning to get the picture. Without planning, a large portion of our estates could end up going to the government. While we do not have all the answers, we do know that a good plan includes family, school, church, and social causes. We know that wills, living trusts, charitable trusts, annuities, exchanges, retirement plans all have a place, and just naming them is mind boggling. We have now added staff that is available to work with our alumni, parents, and their professional advisors to obtain solutions and think through plans. A call to Bruce Campbell on campus at (909) 869-3108 is an easy start to making that plan and a difference.

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