IANR Salutes Retiring Faculty, Staff

June 30, 2015

Lincoln, Neb. — Faculty and staff represent the most important asset to the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources in achieving its tri-partite mission of education, research, and translational extension.

June 30 marks the end of an academic and fiscal year for IANR, and it has been a particularly monumental year, including the retirement of a large number of faculty and staff.

UNL and IANR wishes to thank those who have recently retired for their dedication, commitment and immeasurable contributions in making IANR a world-class leading institution in agriculture, natural resources and human sciences.

Collectively, these professionals have given 924 years of faculty service and 677 years of staff service to UNL and IANR. IANR today is on the leading edge of food production, environmental stewardship, human nutrition, business development and youth engagement due to the collective efforts of these individuals and they will be deeply missed. IANR wishes them the very best in the years ahead for them and their families.

The following are faculty and staff who have retired since July 1, 2014:

Tony Anderson, West Central Research and Extension Center, 35 years of service

Alan Baquet, Center for Grassland Studies, 17 years of service

Donald Beermann, Animal Science, 16 years of service

James Brandle, Natural Resources, 40 years of service

Janice Burton, Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, 18 years of service

Paul Clark, Nebraska School of Technical Agriculture, 6 years of service

Kathi Cockrill, Agronomy and Horticulture, 28 years of service

Dennis Conley, Agricultural Economics, 27 years of service

LuAnn Detwiler, IANR, 29 years of service

Mark Dragastin, Animal Science, 30 years of service

Gladys Earhart, Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, 7 years of service

Sharon Eichner, 4-H Youth Development, 15 years of service

Dean Eisenhauer, Biological Systems Engineering, 40 years of service

Patricia Fairchild, Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication, 15 years of service

Patricia Freeman, Natural Resources, 34 years of service

Gary Gooding, Educational Media, 18 years of service

Richard Goodding II, Agronomy and Horticulture, 41 years of service

Janice Hamer, Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication, 14 years of service

Gary Hergert, Panhandle Research and Extension Center, 40 years of service

Laurie Hodges, Agronomy and Horticulture, 26 years of service

Thomas Hoegemeyer, Agronomy and Horticulture, 6 years of service

Kenneth Hubbard, Natural Resources, 34 years of service

Scott Hygnstrom, Natural Resources, 27 years of service

Lanny Keasling, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, 16 year of service

Leslie Korte, Agronomy and Horticulture, 41 years of service

Mark Kuzila, Natural Resources, 40 years of service

Lillian Larsen, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, 38 years of service

Bryan Mach, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, 32 years of service

Rodney Martens, Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, 17 years of service

David Marx, Statistics, 26 years of service

Richard Meyer, Animal Science, 43 years of service

Gordon Moeller, Panhandle Research and Extension Center, 11 years of service

Anne Moore, Educational Media, 43 years of service

Merlyn Nielsen, Animal Science, 41 years of service

Thomas Nightingale, Panhandle Research and Extension Center, 40 years of service

Barbara Ogg, Southeast Research and Extension Center, 20 years of service

Robert O’Neill, Panhandle Research and Extension Center, 31 years of service

Janet Owens, Educational Media, 15 years of service

Anne Parkhurst, Statistics, 46 years of service

Barbara Pike, Statistics, 11 years of service

Jalayne Reining, Nebraska Extension, 14 years of service

Barbara Scharf, West Central Research and Extension Center, 35 years of service

Dennis Schulte, Biological Systems Engineering, 37 years of service

Catherine Schultz, Southeast Research and Extension Center, 11 years of service

David Shelton, Northeast Research and Extension Center, 39 years of service

Bernice Sieber, Natural Resources, 40 years of service

Robert Spreitzer, Biochemistry, 31 years of service

Mary Stevens, Nebraska Local Technical Assistance Program, 36 years of service

Susan Kay Voss, Agricultural Science and Natural Resources, 28 years of service

Diane Vigna, Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design, 19 years of service

Robert Weatherly Jr., Agricultural Research and Development Center, 10 years of service

Don Weeks, Biochemistry, 26 years of service

Donald Westover, Nebraska Forest Service, 40 years of service

Susan Williams, Southeast Research and Extension Center, 32 years of service

Michael Zeece, Food Science and Technology Department, 31 years of service