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University of Arizona

  • Positions Taken by Recent Graduates: Fatima Luna, MS, Program Associate, The Sonoran Institute; Brett Fleck, MS, Product Management Analyst, DISH Network

University of Arkansas

  • New Appointment: Quiqiong Huang, Associate Professor; Jeff Luckstead, Assistant Professor

University of California, Berkeley

  • Award: Raphael Calel, University of California at Berkeley, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2013-14, Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Visitor: Sangeeta Bansal, Associate Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, Fulbright Visiting Scholar, August 2013-April 2014

Colorado State University

  • Awards: Dawn Thilmany McFadden, Colorado State University Extension, F.A. Anderson Award; Jeff Tranel, Epsilon Sigma Phi, Continued Excellence Recognition; Norm Dalsted, CSU Extension, 35 years of service; Andy Seidl, CSU Extension, 15 years of service; Steve Koontz, CSU Extension, 15 years of service; Greg Graff, Ryan Mortenson, Rebecca Hill, Dawn Thilmany, Steve Davies, Stephen Koontz, Geniphyr Ponce-Pore, and Kathay Rennels, University Economic Development Association, Award of Excellence
  • Leaves: Dana Hoag, Visiting Professor, School of Business Administration, Technological Institute of Costa Rica, January to May 2014; Marco Costanigro, Visiting Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Florence, Italy, January to August 2014

University of Iowa

  • Award: Sarah Low, Superior Achievement Award for Early or Mid-career Alumni from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Kansas State University

  • New Appointments: Chatura Ariyaratne, Research Assistant Professor
  • Appointment Change: Allen Featherstone, Interim Department Head and Director for the Master of Agribusiness program

University of Kentucky

  • New Appointment: Tyler Mark, Assistant Professor
  • Appointment Change: Lynn Robbins, Post-retirement appointment
  • Award: Alison Davis, College of Agriculture, Food & Environment, High-Impact Research/Extension Award
  • Positions Taken by Recent Graduates: Michael Vassalos, PhD, Assistant Professor, Clemson; Bruno Arthur, PhD, Lecturer, University of Texas Pan American
  • Return from Leave: Ani Katchova, USDA/ERS
  • Resignations: Corey Walters; Lia Nogueira

University of Minnesota

  • Position Taken by Recent Graduate: Kari Heerman, PhD, Research Economist, USDA Economic Research Service
  • Visitor: Mohamed Yassin, University Teaching Staff and Researcher, University of Udine, Research Scholar, February 1 - July 30, 2014

Mississippi State University

  • New Appointments: Rachel Welborn, Program Director, Southern Rural Development Center; Albert Hart, Extension Associate, Southern Rural Development Center
  • Retirement: Albert Myles, 29 years

University of Missouri

  • Awards: James Chappelow, Mises Institute University Challenge (Mündliche Prüfung), Douglas E. French Prize (First Place); Scott Brown and Joe Parcell, Missouri Quality Beef Team, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, 2013 NIFA Partnership Award for the Mission Integration of Research, Education, or Extension
  • Visitor: Karin Hakelius, Professor of Economics, Swedish Agricultural University, Uppsala, Sweden, visiting scholar, November 30 - December 16, 2013

North Dakota State University

  • New Appointment: Kassu Wamisho, Research Assistant Professor

The Ohio State University

  • Positions Taken by Recent Graduates: John Newton, Clinical Assistant Professor in Agricultural Commodity Markets, Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of IL, Champagne, IL; Feng Zhou, Economist, Quantitative Risk Management, Nationwide Financial

Texas A&M University

  • New Appointments: Levi Russell, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist (Corpus Christi, TX); Kerry Litzenberg, Director of WAEA
  • Appointment Change: Yvette Zhang, Assistant Professor, Industrial Organization, Markets and Quantitative Analysis
  • Awards: Richard Woodward, Dean’s 2013 Outstanding Achievement Awards: Educational Enrichment & Innovation Award and Interdisciplinary Research Team Award; Carl Anderson ('58), College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Alumni Award; Frederick McClure (‘76), College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Alumni Award; Bruce McCarl, 2013 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research; Ed Rister, 2013 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Positions Taken By Recent Graduates: Kasey Deanne Amor, MS, Investment Banking Analyst, Avalon Net Worth; Devin Richard Peterson, MS, Professional Business Consultant, Cooper Norman; Alba Jeanette Collart Dinarte, PhD, Assistant Extension Professor, Mississippi State University; Brian David Deaton, PhD, self employed; Yarui Li, PhD, Financial Analyst, JP Morgan Chase; David Magaña Lemus, PhD, Specialist in Economic Research, FIRA, Banco de Mexcio; Christopher Scott Rowland, PhD, Fundamental Analyst Market & Investment Analysis, Chevron Downstream and Chemicals; Marta Wlodarz, PhD, Post Doc, ETH University, Zurich Switzerland
  • Visitor: Liangming Feng, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China, Visiting Scholar for the period of September 1, 2013 through August 31, 2014

Virginia Tech

  • New Appointments: Mike Ellerbrock, National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Kevin Boyle, EPA Science Advisory Board’s Environmental Economics Advisory Committee
  • Positions Taken by Recent Graduates: Ranju Baral, PhD, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluations, University of Washington; Sapna Kaul, PhD, Health Economics Research Associate, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, University of Utah School of Medicine; Matt Baker, MS, Research Analyst, Association of American Medical Colleges; Jessica Boatwright, MS, Junior Cost Analyst, Technomics; Alyssa Cultice, MS, Environmental Scientist, PC Environmental LLC; Katie DuBreuil, MS, Loan Officer, Carolina Farm Credit; Darren Enterline, MS, Economist, Devteck
  • Visitors: Dr. Ane Pan, Associate Professor School of Management, Wuhun University of Technology, Visiting Scholar in Agricultural and Applied Economics at Virginia Tech, December 2012-December 2013; Dr. Tao Hongjum, Vice Director of Trade and Economics, School of Management, Fuzhou University, Visiting Scholar in Agricultural and Applied Economics at Virginia Tech, September 2013-March2014