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David Combs wins 2019 WALSAA Outstanding Advisor Award

Over the next few weeks, eCALS will highlight each winner of a 2019 CALS Award. Winners were recognized at an award ceremony on Wednesday, May 1.

Photo: Michael P. King

Congratulations to David Combs on receiving the 2019 Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni Association’s Outstanding Advisor Award! Combs has been a faculty member in the Department of Dairy Science since 1985, and each year, he advises anywhere from 12 to 25 students. Over the years, as their mentor, he has made a difference in the lives of hundreds of students.

Photo: Michael P. King

In addition to his advising, teaching and research, Combs has coached the National Dairy Challenge Team for 17 years. He also serves on the national board for the challenge. He is clearly dedicated to the program and takes great pride in it.

With an open door and a passion for helping advance the dairy industry through research, teaching and student mentorship, Combs is a well-deserving recipient of this award.