Institute of Agriculture
The UT Agricultural Alumni Council
is composed of 30 graduates of UT's College of Agricultural Sciences and
Natural Resources and the College of Veterinary Medicine. It is a support
group that works to benefit the UT Institute of Agriculture.
The three-year appointments are made by Dr. D.M.
Gossett, UT vice president for agriculture.
"The council establishes a direct link to
our alumni," Gossett says. "We take great pride in the achievements
of our graduates in agriculture and veterinary medicine, and we welcome
their valuable assistance in developing and enhancing programs vital to
the Institute and to the Tennessee agricultural community."
Areas targeted for involvement by the council
· Developing increased public awareness
of the functions and services of the Institute, which include teaching,
research, and public service;
· Promoting activities that recognize the
importance of agriculture to the state;
· Assisting with student recruitment;
· Alerting Institute officials to problems
and concerns of Tennessee agriculture and the entire agribusiness industry
that could be addressed by Institute units. Those units include the Agricultural
Sciences Experiment Station, the Agricultural Extension Service, the College
of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, and the College of Veterinary
· Identifying new sources of public and
private support for agricultural, home economics, and veterinary medicine
programs in the Institute.
UPDATED for 1997-98
Current members of the UT Agricultural Alumni
Bill Miller - Chair
Frank Turner - Vice-Chair
Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, American Cyanamid Company
B.S. - 1978 Plant & Soil Science
M.S. - 1980 Plant & Soil Science
Jefferson City, TN
Hyperglot Software Co., Knoxville, TN
B.S. - 1970 Agricultural Business
M.B.A. - 1972 Finance & Economics
Dr. Sally Beaumont
Veterinarian/Owner, Pet Care Professionals
D.V.M. - 1980 Small Animal Medicine
J. Mark Black
Bel Air, MD
McCormick & Company, Sparks, MD
B.S. - 1978 Food Science & Technology
M.S. - 1981 Food Science & Technology
Dr. Helen Brown
Research Specialist, Quality Assurance, Tyson Foods, Inc.
B.S. - 1973 Home Economics
M.S. - 1977 Food Technology & Science
Dr. Ken Chamness
Johnson City, TN
Jonesborough Animal Clinic
D.V.M. - 1982 Veterinary Medicine
Assistant Commissioner, Tennessee Dept. of Agriculture
B.S. - 1969 Forestry
M.S. - 1971 Forestry
Dr. Mike Crider
Battle Creek, MI
Manager, Asia Pacific Product Development, Kellogg Company
Ph.D. - 1981 Animal Science
Dr. Donald L. Davis NEW
Roane Veterinary Hospital
D.V.M. - 1979 Veterinary Medicine
Roger Edens NEW
Director of Technical Service, Custom Foods
B.S. - 1985 Animal Science
M.S. - 1991 Food Science & Technology
Dr. Robert Fincher NEW
Director, University Collaborations & Germplasm Licensing, Pioneer Hi-Bred
B.S. - 1977 Plant and Soil Science
M.S. - 1979 Plant and Soil Science
Vocational Director, Anderson County Schools
B.S. - 1973 Agricultural Education
President & General Manager, Atlanta Fresh Express Facility
B.S. - 1971 Food Science & Technology
Dr. Lawrence D. Gaultney
EI duPont de Nemours & Co., Stine-Haskell Research Center
B.S. - 1979 Agricultural Engineering
Clarkrange, TN 38553
Dairy & Beef Farmer
B.S. - 1987 Animal Science
Michael Hallum NEW
Mountain Creek Nursery
B.S. - 1977 Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Design
Director of Marketing, Tennessee Dept. of Agriculture
B.S. - 1984 Agricultural Business
Dr. Greg High
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Indian Lake Animal Clinic
D.V.M. - 1981
J. Walter Hitch
Business Manager, Case Corporation
B.S. - 1984 Agriculture (Ag. Mech.)
Riceville, TN 37370-9801
Owner/Operator, Ridgeway Farm
B.S. - 1964 Dairy Science
Kevin P. Hoyt NEW
Wood Procurement Manager, J.M. Huber Corporation
B.S. - 1983 Forest Management
M.S. - 1988 Forestry
Dr. Wilbur T. Mahoney
Senior Systems Engineer, EDS
M.S. - 1982 Agricultural Mechanization
Larry Marcum NEW
College Grove, TN
Chief, Wildlife Management Division, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
B.S. - 1971 Zoology
M.S. - 1974 Wildlife Management
Dr. Bill Miller
Research Scientist, DowElanco
Ph.D. - 1976 Plant & Soil Science
Johnson City, TN
Campus Horticulturist, East Tennessee State University
B.S. - 1990 Ornamental Horticulture & Landscape Design
Louann Self NEW
Plant Pathologist, Tennessee Department of Agriculture
M.S. - Entomology and Plant Pathology
Course Superintendent, Cherokee Country Club
B.S. - 1978 Ornamental Horticulture & Landscape Design
Jim Wells NEW
Agricultural Education Instructor, Hawkins County Board of Education
B.S. - 1967 Agricultural Education
M.S. - 1972 Educational Administration
Dr. William W. Widdop
Germantown Parkway Animal Hospital, PLC
D.V.M. - 1986
Mark S. Wooten
Equine Practice, Nolensville, TN
B.S. - 1978 Animal Science
D.V.M. - 1982
Former Alumni Council Members
Ambrose, Jane Prince
Armstrong, C. Fletcher
Bone, S. Stratton, Jr.
Brown, L. Wayne
Butler, H. Lee
Chambers, John R.
Clark, Walter R.
Coley, Robert "Bob"
Conger, John B., Jr.
Estes, T. Mike
Gaines, Joe R.
Harris, David M.
Harris, Russell III
Hawkins, Max F.
Hicks, Christy L.
Holmes, Jill Wilson
Ivy, L. H. "Cotton"
Jellicorse, Reg M.
Kemp, Ken W.
Lillard, Rebecca B.
Mayfield, Thomas B.
McCall, F. Tom
McClain, James L.
Murray, Lynn E.
Niceley, Frank S.
Pierce, Jonathan Ray
Ray, Howard T.
Smith, Neil G.
Spangler, H. Lamar
Thomas, Dale T.
VanLandingham, W. J. "Bill"
Wheeler, Dan C.
Wilson, G. Ray
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