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Bill Latham

Bill Latham, 74, of Urbandale, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 31, 2015, after a near 6-year battle with leukemia and later complications from that disease. 

Born in Hampton on May 8, 1941, Bill was the eldest son of Willard and Evelyn Latham. He graduated from Alexander High School in 1959. While majoring in Agronomy at Iowa State University, Bill was an active member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity and was initiated into the Alpha Zeta agricultural honor society. He graduated from ISU in 1963. 
Tuesday, October 6, 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1248)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Dr. Wid P. Crawford

CRAWFORD, Wid P., age 87 of Wyckoff and Long Beach Island, died peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, July 6, 2014. Born in Burkburnett, TX, Wid and his wife, Ellen, grew up in Eastland, TX. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy during World War II. Wid graduated from Texas A&M University in 1948 and received a Bachelor of Science degree. He later returned to Texas A&M where he earned a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 1958. While at Texas A&M, he was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Alpha Zeta Honorary fraternities.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (2097)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Frederick Drummond Inducted Into OSU Hall of Fame

The Oklahoma State University Alumni Association is excited to announce the induction of Frederick F. Drummond into the OSU Hall of Fame on Friday, February 13, at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center.

Induction into the OSU Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed by Oklahoma State University. It recognizes alumni and former students with outstanding lifetime achievements in society and professional life.

Frederick F. Drummond of Pawhuska, Okla., graduated from Oklahoma A&M College in 1953 with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. He currently handles operations of the Fred G. Drummond Family Ranches.

While at OAMC, Drummond was a member of Phi Eta Sigma, Blue Key Honor Society, Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, Phi Kappa Sigma, Alpha Zeta Agricultural Student Honor Society, ROTC and was a Top 10 graduate. From 1953 to 1955 he served in the United States Artillery before earning his MBA from Stanford University in 1957.
Friday, May 15, 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (2600)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Dr. Van C. Travis, Jr.

Dr. Van C. Travis, Jr., of Pittsford, NY. Van is survived by his wife of 53 years, Clara Miller Travis; daughter, Karen A. Travis; son, Van C. "Chip" Travis, III (Kelly); and grandchildren, Zachary and Elena Travis. Van was also a cousin, brother-in-law, and uncle to many others who survive him.

Van was born in Syracuse, NY on September 24, 1938. He graduated from Syracuse Central High School, earned his BS from Cornell University, College of Agriculture in 1960, his MS from Michigan State University in 1971 and his PhD from Cornell in 1990. As a Cornell undergrad, Van was a member of the Cornell Marching Band and Zeta Psi Fraternity. Van was also an honorary member of Alpha Zeta, the oldest professional society devoted to agriculture. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (2716)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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James Patterson Greets Humanitarian Tom Arnold

AZ alumni and Auburn University graduate James Patterson, an agricultural economist and diplomat, meets Irish agricultural economist and humanitarian Tom Arnold, at the Helen Keller International 9th annual Spirit of Helen Keller Gala in New York, May 2014. Arnold was recipient of the Helen Keller Humanitarian Award for his international relief work. Arnold currently serves as Director General of the Institute of International and European Affairs in Dublin. 

 

Patterson, a resident of East Central Alabama, has a lifelong admiration of Helen Keller, born with multiple disabilities including blindness and deafness in Tuscumbia, Alabama. She became an international advocate for the disabled and President John F. Kennedy awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Keller, who died in 1968, founded Helen Keller International in 1915 to prevent blindness and reduce malnutrition.  The play and film "The Miracle Worker" is based on Keller's life of challenge and and international accomplishment. For more information on Helen Keller International, see HKI.org. (Photo courtesy Helen Keller International.)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1027)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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A. Hayden Brown Jr.

The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture department of animal science recently said goodbye to a longtime member of the faculty. Avert Hayden Brown Jr., 67, of Fayetteville, died May 26, 2014, in Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville following a short illness.
Monday, March 30, 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1339)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 1.0
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James R. Borcherding

 Obituary for James R. BorcherdingJames R. Borcherding, age 85, of Mabel, MN formerly of Fredericksburg, IA, died Wednesday April 30, 2014, at Aase Haugen Senior Services in Decorah. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the Peace United Church of Christ, Fredericksburg with Pastor Burt Williams officiating. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Fredericksburg. Friends may greet the family beginning at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the Peace United ...
Monday, November 10, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (7968)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Richard Call

Call leaves legacy in agricultural and wider community Richard Call Friday, August 8, 2014 BATAVIA — He was a gentleman among the giants. Farmers, community leaders and Cornell University officials pulled from a deep well of admiration and awe as they tried to describe the entirety of the impact left by Dick Call of Batavia, who died Saturday at 84. Call, who with his father Robert and brother Bob grew their family’s 282-acre vegetable farm into one of the state’s ...
Monday, November 10, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (1495)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Apps to Improve Your On-the-Road Experience

Apps to Improve Your On-the-Road Experiences Track expenses, encourage driver awareness, find rest stops and earn rewards.  Brought to you by Nationwide Insurance®     Smartphones not only help drivers in an emergency, they can also make your travel more efficient, fun, productive and safe. Just remember, under no circumstances should you use these apps while driving. Pull off the road to a safe location before reaching for your phone. Here are some apps that can be of assistance to you ...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (1896)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Former Tyson Executive Buddy Wray Named to Arkansas Business Hall of Fame

Former Tyson Executive Buddy Wray Named to Arkansas Business Hall of FameThe Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas and the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Board announced Thursday four inductees who will join the Arkansas Hall of Fame in 2015, and Donald “Buddy” Wray (Arkansas AZ Chapter), a former Tyson Foods Inc. executive, is one of them.  Wray was president of the Springdale-based company from 1991 until he retired in 2000, and he served on its board of directors ...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (770)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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