Archive for the ‘Honors/Awards/Graduations’ Category

Congratulations to our 2015 MSU Weed Science Grads!

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

-E. Hill

This spring we graduated a record number of graduate students from our programs. Victoria Ackroyd received her PhD for her work on cover crop mixtures before corn. Also, Amanda Harden received her M.S. for her work with volunteer glyphosate-tolerant corn in glyphosate-tolerant sugarbeets and Amanda Goffnett received her M.S. for her work examining how dry bean desiccants impact desiccation and dry bean yield and post-harvest quality.

Dr. Victoria Ackroyd

Dr. Victoria Ackroyd

"The Amandas" Amanda Goffnett and Amanda Harden

“The Amandas” Amanda Goffnett and Amanda Harden

In addition to our graduate students we have some hard-working undergraduate students who received their B.S. degrees. Congratulations to Kelly White and Taylor Truckey!

We wish all of our graduates success and happiness as they begin their careers in the agricultural sciences! Go Green!

Kelly White

Kelly White

Taylor Truckey

Taylor Truckey

Award winning graduate student posters at 2015 WSSA

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

-E. Hill

Last week the majority of our weed science research team attended the annual Weed Science Society of America meeting in Lexington, KY. We are pleased to report that in the first ever graduate student competition both of our graduate students placed. Jonathan Kohrt tool 1st place amongst the Ph.D. candidate posters and Amanda Goffnett placed 2nd amongst the M.S. student posters. Congratulations to you both! These posters and more from the meeting can now be found on MSUweeds.com/research/presented-research

1st place poster by Jonathan Kohrt

2nd place poster by Amanda Goffnett

2nd place poster by Amanda Goffnett

December weed science graduate

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
MSU Weed Science graduate Dr. Erin Hill with her advisors Drs. Christy Sprague and Karen Renner

MSU Weed Science graduate Dr. Erin Hill with her advisors Drs. Christy Sprague and Karen Renner

Welcome to two new graduate students!

Monday, January 19th, 2015

-E. Hill

Last week the 2015 Spring semester began here at Michigan State University and with it we welcomed two new graduate students. Both Kelsey Rogers and Dan Wilkinson are beginning work on M.S. degrees with Christy Sprague in weed science. Both completed their B.S. degrees in Crop and Soil Science at MSU in 2014 and 2012, respectively. As their research projects develop, details and related presentations will be made available on their personnel pages at MSUweeds.com. Welcome to the team!

2014 graduations from the MSU weed science lab

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014



-E. Hill

 

Congratulations are in order to Dr. David Powell on the completion of his Ph.D. defense and dissertation. David’s dissertation is titled “Biology and management of multiple-resistant Palmer amaranth in Michigan soybean.” After working on the Sprague lab for 3 years, David will be taking on a job as an Agricultural Technology Manager with Growmark in Bloomington, IL.

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We would also like to congratulate two of our undergraduate student research assistants on completing their B.S. degrees. After working 2 years in the Sprague Lab, Chelsey Bonthuis completed her degree in Agribusiness Management and is now working for Archer Daniels Midland company (ADM). After working with our group for 2.5 years, Christopher Bauer completed his degree in Crop and Soil Sciences and he will continue on as a graduate student studying soil fertility.

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