Don and Sandy Henry Receive the CFANS Alumni Society's Outstanding Friend Award
May 1, 2018
On April 20, Don and Sandy Henry were awarded the CFANS Alumni Society's Outstanding Friend Award at the Borealis Night of Excellence. As a relative of Norman Borlaug, Don, and his wife Sandy have made it a priority to share the remarkable legacy of Dr. Borlaug with the world by helping the next generation of leaders emerge from CFANS. Don and Sandy created the Vaala-Henry Endowment, which supplements the support of the Norman E. Borlaug Fellows in International Agriculture. These funds help to prepare plant pathology graduate students to continue Dr. Borlaug’s work in small grain cereal crop research. Just like Borlaug’s efforts in underdeveloped countries, Don has added a preference for student’s whose research takes them to such places. Don and Sandy actively contribute to their fund, and Don has worked with the department of plant pathology to create a new Minnesota-centric Norman Borlaug webpage. They also have played a pivotal role in supporting the Stakman-Borlaug Center for Sustainable Plant Health. Don and Sandy’s ideas and energy are limitless, and we thank them for all they have done to support CFANS, the Department of Plant Pathology and preserve Dr. Borlaug’s legacy.