• Volume 13  Number 2  Spring 2004


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Edward Haines, BS '53, Fort Myers, Fla., has written two adventure novels, Spirit of the Scalp and Spirit of the Trail. Both are about young doctors who travel west in the 1830s. You can order them as e-books by typing in “E.H. Haines” on Google.

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We've Moved
The Purdue Agricultural Alumni Association office now is in Pfendler Hall. Next time you’re on campus,stop in and visit us in Room 107.

Please address postal mail to:

Ag Alumni Association
715 W. State St. Room 107
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2061

Our phone number is unchanged — (765) 494-8593
— but we have a new fax number: (765) 494-9626.
You still can e-mail me at lesterd@purdue.edu.

Donya Lester
Executive Secretary
Ag Alumni Association


Marion T. Jackson, BS '61, PhD '64, Terre Haute, Ind., is retired from Indiana State University after 39 years of teaching ecology. He is now a visiting professor at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College and recently wrote a book, 101 Trees of Indiana, Indiana University Press, April 2004.

Richard Moore, BS '62, MS '69, Frankfort, Ind., is retired from the USDA-Risk Management Agency. This past summer, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman presented him with the Humanitarian Service Award during the 57th Annual USDA Honor Awards in Washington, D.C. The award was for volunteer work with the Peace Corps and Heifer International.

Dale E. Herman, PhD '67, Fargo, N.D., is working at North Dakota State University in a research-teaching position. His research involves woody plant improvement. Herman has introduced 30 superior trees and shrubs for landscape use, 29 trademark registered and four patented.

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Tom Floyd, BS '77, Bloomington, Ill., is a senior research scientist and station manager at Monsanto's Bloomington, Ill., research station and has been appointed to the Monsanto Fellow Program. He has been appointed because of his outstanding achievements in soybean breeding during his 26-year career. The fellow program is the highest honor among Monsanto's technical community. Fellows are seen as role models and mentors to other scientists. The program was established in the late 1940s to recognize exceptionally talented women and men who have exhibited scientific leadership and technical achievement.

William Kusey, MS '78, Richwood, Ohio, has launched a new product line called CitriBlen to the Florida citrus industry for the fertilization of reset and mature grove trees to reduce nitrogen application and address groundwater issues through controlled release fertilization.

Wade Camp, BS '79, Mandeville, La., is director of information services at the Southern Forest Products Association in Kenner, La.Graphic. Purdue "P".


Timothy C. Beaver, BS ’89, Martinsville, Ind., is an Indiana conservation officer in Bartholomew County. He works for the Law Enforcement Division of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Mark Lyons, MS ’87, Palatine, Ill., is a consultant with Technomic Inc., a food industry consulting and research firm, in Chicago.Graphic. Purdue "P".


Geoffrey VonBurg, BS '98, Brownsburg, Ind., joined the horticulture staff for the 150-acre grounds at the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2002.

Michael Leininger, MS '99, has moved to Ann Arbor, Mich., and taken a job with Pfizer.

Kyle B. Mandeville, BS '99, graduated from Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis in May 2003. In October, he was admitted to practice law in the Indiana Supreme Court and the Northern and Southern Indiana Federal District Courts. Kyle and his wife, Jill, live in Attica, Ind., and he is an associate attorney at the Lafayette law firm of Bennett Boehning & Clary.Graphic. Purdue "P".


Janelle (Goetz) Lautenbach, BS '02, Indianapolis, was married to Brian Lautenbach, BS '00, on Aug. 30, 2003. Janelle is a Title I instructional assistant at Break O' Day Elementary School in Whiteland, Ind. Brian is a supervisor at The Brickman Group, a national landscaping company.

Eric Steiner, BS '02, Washington, DC, was a Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow with the Congressional Hunger Center from August 2002 to August 2003. He now is an associate professional staff member with the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. His responsibilities include child nutrition programs.

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