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January 2017
Driving force
Auburn agronomy alum leads agricultural college in Georgia.
All great leaders are driven. They’re either driven by something—an ideal or cause that’s dear to them—or they’re driven to something—some specific rank or position they hope to attain. It could be argued that the truly great leaders are the ones who are driven by, rather than to, a special something.

Auburn College of Agriculture alumnus David Bridges is one such leader.
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Fadamiro named associate dean for research, AAES associate director
Henry Fadamiro has been tapped to serve as associate dean for research in Auburn University’s College of Agriculture and as associate director of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, effective Jan. 1, 2017. 
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Alumni group recognizes contributions to agriculture

The Auburn University Agricultural Alumni Association will honor five men who have had a major impact on Alabama agriculture when it hosts the 2017 Alabama Agriculture Hall of Honor banquet Feb. 9 at the Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel and Conference Center.

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College of Agriculture appoints two faculty to endowed professorships
Plant pathology faculty member Leonardo De La Fuente has been appointed the Entomology and Plant Pathology Faculty Endowed Professor in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology and Department of Horticulture head and professor Dave Williams reappointed as the Elbert A. and Barbara L. Botts Endowed Professor in Horticulture, Auburn College of Agriculture Dean Paul Patterson has announced.
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College, AAES recognize 2016's top faculty, staff
The Auburn University College of Agriculture and Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station have announced their 2016 Faculty and Staff Award winners, all of whom will be formally recognized in a college/AAES awards ceremony in February.
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Chastity Stevenson Westry

(BS ’97, agricultural business and economics) of Hoover, Ala., was recently promoted as a senior director of sales for Frito Lay, leading the company’s customer strategy in Alabama, Mississippi and portions of Louisiana, Arkansas and Tennessee. 
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Molly McCord Rabalais

(BS ’09, animal sciences) of Thomaston, Ga., graduated from nursing school at Georgia Southwestern University in May 2013 and is now a registered nurse. 
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Meaghan Gonsalves Thomas

(BS ’10, animal sciences, equine option) and husband Peter live in Auburn, where she is a second-year student in the College of Veterinary Medicine and he is pursuing a doctorate in history. 
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AU campus reopens
Jan. 4
Outstanding Alumni Awards
Feb. 8

The College of Agriculture recognizes outstanding alumni through two different awards, Outstanding Alumni Awards and an Alumni Service Award. Join us as we celebrate the achievements of these exceptional agriculture graduates. 
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Ag Alumni Association annual meeting and Hall of Honor Banquet
Feb. 9

Help us celebrate the lives, careers and impact of this year’s Alabama Agricultural Hall of Honor inductees and recipients of the annual Pioneer Awards. 
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