Friend of the Department
This award recognizes persons who may not be alumni of the Department but who have made significant contributions to the welfare of the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Minnesota.
2016 Recipient: Bob Munson
Bob Munson has been an engaged and enthusiastic supporter of plant health solutions to food security challenges. He has advised, in an informal capacity, on research priority areas for the Stakman-Borlaug Center (SBC) for Sustainable Plant Health, has advocated for institutional support of SBC efforts to College and University leaders, and has sought philanthropic financial support for the SBC. Bob has been instrumental in strategic planning for the SBC, helping us develop a ‘hard hitting’ message to attract support. For advocacy of the SBC and plant health teaching and research, Bob Munson deserves the Friend of the Department Award.
|2015||Don, Sandy and Drew Henry|
|2011||Larry J. Smith|
|2005||Faye Kommedahl & Laura Weigrad|
|2004||Kim Mogen & Brad Mogen|
|2003||Tim Carver & Ann Bushnell|
|1998||Elizabeth Ozman & Mark Stennes|
|1997||John McCain & Barbara Anderson|