WALSAA honors 40 CALS faculty, staff and alums

In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni Association is honoring individuals who have made a difference not only for WALSAA, CALS and theFarm and Industry Short Course, but also farms, classrooms, laboratories, businesses and other organizations in Wisconsin.

Nominated by their peers, the 40 honorees are examples of the many individuals inside and outside of the university who have made a difference and contributed in significant ways not only in the past but also toward shaping the future.  From leading companies, shaping associations, impacting student organizations and having far-reaching careers, these individuals have a common commitment to agriculture and the life sciences and paving the way for the next generation.  The following honorees will be recognized on September 15 as part of WALSAA’s Football Fire-Up event.

Lou Armentano La Verne Ausman
Roger Biddick (in memory) Dale Boness
Valerie Breunig Dale Bruhn
William C. Bruins Robert Bush
Susan Crane Tom Crenshaw
Rick Daluge David Dickson (in memory)
Norval Dvorak Dorothy Farrell
Steve Fronk Corey Geiger
Bob Hagenow Keith Hawks
Liz Henry Daphne Holterman
Gail Janssen (in memory) Bruce Jones
John “Jack” Kaltenberg Pete Kappelman
Robert Kauffman Alan Koepke
Shelly Mayer Jill Makovec
Larry Meiller Sam Miller
Larry Satter (in memory) Tom Schomish
Ronald Schuler George Shook
Bernie Staller Marjorie Stieve
William F. Tracy Gale VandeBerg
Bob Williams Thomas Wright

The WALSAA Football Fire-Up event will kick off at 3 p.m. at the UW Foundation building, located just off campus at 1848 University Avenue in Madison. It will be followed by the Wisconsin versus Utah State football game at 7 p.m. in nearby Camp Randall Stadium.  The event is open to all WALSAA members and agricultural enthusiasts.  Call 608.438.1994 for ticket information.