Ohio State University alumni society names recipients of 2009 awards

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COLUMBUS — The College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Alumni Society of The Ohio State University named the recipients of its 2009 awards.

The society will present the awards at an alumni awards luncheon March 7 at the Fawcett Center for Tomorrow at The Ohio State University.

Lindsay Hill

Lindsay Hill is the recipient of the society’s 2009 Young Professional Achievement Award.

Hill is the national vice president of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting.

Bernard L. Erven

The society named Bernard L. Erven as a recipient of its 2009 Meritorious Service Award.

Erven has worked on issues such as hiring, training, motivation, discipline, compensation and performance feedback for more than 40 years.

Stanley Joehlin

Stanley Joehlin is also a recipient of the society’s 2009 Meritorious Service Award.

Since 1982 Joehlin has been a member of the Industry and Professional Advisory Group for the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Ohio State.

He has twice served as committee chair and has also served on several “ad-hoc” committees.

Blannie E. Bowen

The society named Blannie E. Bowen as a recipient of its 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Bowen has areas of expertise in agricultural education, agricultural communication, distance education and diversity in higher education.

He has served as vice provost for academic affairs at Penn State since 2004.

Burk A. Dehority

Burk A. Dehority is also a recipient of the society’s 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award.

An expert in rumen and gastrointestinal microbiology, Dehority has worked with scientists around the world to identify and study the microbes that live in herbivores.

Through the course of his career he has described and named 21 new species.

Ted Flickinger

Ted Flickinger is a recipient of the society’s 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Flickinger was named director of Parks and Recreation in Bexley, Ohio. He returned to Ohio State as a professor.

Since 1980, Flickinger has served as president of the Illinois Association of Park Districts.

Benson J. Lamp

The society also named Benson J. Lamp as a recipient of its 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Currently president and general manager of BJM Co., Lamp retired as a professor emeritus in 1992.

He was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in 1998.

Charles V. Morr

Charles V. Morr is a recipient of the society’s 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Morr worked to ensure the results of his research could be readily interpreted, published, presented at scientific meetings and be put into practice.

Dale Runnion

The society also named Dale Runnion as a recipient of its 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Runnion earned his B.S. in animal science and worked as a livestock buyer until he was called to the Army in 1941.

In 1971, Runnion founded Limousin Journal and 10 years later founded Limousin World.

Seung Il Na

Seung Il Na is the recipient of the society’s 2009 International Alumni Award.

In addition to a career as a university professor and administrator, Na has also worked as researcher, consultant and advisor for the Korean government.

Na serves as chair of the Brain Korea 21 Vocational Education and Workforce Development Team.

Jennifer M. Leheska

The society named Jennifer M. Leheska as a recipient of its 2009 Young Professional Achievement Award.

Leheska earned a B.S. in animal science and owns a consulting business and works as a nutrition research specialist for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

Kenya N. Nicholson

The society has also named Kenya N. Nicholson as a recipient of its 2009 Young Professional Achievement Award.

Nicholson earned a B.S. in food science and went on to Franklin University for a master’s in marketing and communications.

Nicholson is a scientist with Rich Products.

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