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Spring Reception Showers Awards on Students, Installs Officers
Individual and group photos from the reception are available by e-mailing
Patricia C. McDaniels at pclark@tennessee.edu
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The UT Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, the international honor society for agriculture, held its annual spring awards and initiation reception on April 25, 2006, in room 156 of the new Plant Biotech building.

The Spring 2006 GSD student award winner for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is Tera Bunch, an Agricultural Science - Agricultural Education major. Shown from left are GSD president Dr. George Grandle, Tera Bunch, CASNR associate dean Dr. Mary Albrecht , and GSD president-elect Dr. Mike Smith.

CASNR Winner Tera Bunch

The Spring 2006 GSD student award winner for the College of Veterinary Medicine is Kara L. Watson. Shown from left are GSD president Dr. George Grandle, Kara Watson, CVM Professor and Director of Continuing Education Dr. John Henton, and GSD president-elect Dr. Mike Smith.

CVM Winner Kara Watson

Gamma Sigma Delta is a faculty-governed society that selects its members from junior and senior students, graduate students, faculty, and alumni for the promotion and recognition of high achievement. While Gamma Sigma Delta is an honor society of agriculture, it may elect members from related fields such as biology, botany, chemistry, economics, entomology, forestry, home economics, plant pathology, sociology, statistics, veterinary medicine, or zoology when the work of the individuals is related to agriculture. Officers, committee chairpersons, and others leading the chapter are faculty or alumni.

The reception also featured the installation of Dr. Michael O. Smith as chapter president for 2006-2007. Dr. Ernie Bazen will Service Award Winner George Grandleserve as president-elect for 2007-2008. Dr. William Hart will continue as treasurer, Dr. Clark Brekke will serve as secretary, and Emily Gray will continue to serve as historian. Dr. George Grandle will further assist the officer slate as the immediate past president. Dr. George Grandle, interim head of the Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science, was honored at the 2006 GSD Spring Reception for his service as the 2005-2006 chapter president.

Undergraduate students inducted into Gamma Sigma Delta were as follows:

Cameron J. Dobson, Animal Science
William Gothard
, Agricultural Education
Jenny Lynn Prater
, Animal Science
Adam D. Smith
, Biosystems Engineering
Jace Smith
, Animal Science
Nathan P. Smith
, Animal Science

Spring 2006 Undergraduate Initiates and UTIA representatives (from left): GSD president Dr. George Grandle; initiates Jenny Prater, Cameron Dobson, and William Gothard; CASNR associate dean Dr. Mary Albrecht; and GSD president elect Dr. Mike Smith. Not pictured are GSD initiates Adam Smith, Jace Smith and Nathan Smith.

Undergraduate Initiates

Graduate students inducted into Gamma Sigma Delta were as follows:

Philip B. Allen, Biosystems Engineering
Kenton M. Brotherton
, Biosystems Engineering
Elizabeth Burton
, Wildlife and Fisheries
Piyaret Wongarin Chimchome
, Natural Resources
Robin L. Cissell
, Animal Science
Travis Delozier
, Agricultural Education and Extension
Cynthia L. Longmire
, Forestry
Ad'Lynn Martinez
, Animal Science
Jonathan McCurry
, Wildlife and Fisheries
Rodney L. Mills
, Animal Science
Murali R. Rao
, Plant and Soil Sciences
Jerry Lynn Rhinehardt
, Austin 4-H Center Extension Assistant I
Matthew Rice
, Biosystems Engineering
Eric Sawyers
, Wildlife and Fisheries
Anne Chandler Schmutzer
, Wildlife and Fisheries
Beth Barron Street
, Carter County Extension Agent I

Spring 2006 Graduate Student Initiates and UTIA representatives (front row): Initiates Piyaret Wongarin Chimchome and Ad'Lynn Martinez and CASNR associate dean Dr. Mary Albrecht; (back row) GSD president Dr. George Grandle, initiates Matthew Rice, Rodney Mills, and Kenton Brotherton, and GSD president-elect Dr. Mike Smith.

Graduate Initiates

College of Veterinary Medicine student inducted into Gamma Sigma Delta was as follows:

Amie L. Carrier, Comparative Medicine

Faculty inducted into Gamma Sigma Delta was as follows:

Linda Frank, Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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