The 62nd Livestock Insect Workers Conference took place in San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 17-20, 2018.
U.S. Navy entomologist Lieutenant Commander James Dunford, Ph.D., was recently selected as the 2017 Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center’s enterprise-wide Junior Officer of the Year.
Kenneth Sorensen, Ph.D., professor emeritus at North Carolina State University, received four special recognitions in the fall of 2016.
Lifetime achievement award and student travel awards recipients were recognized at the 61st Livestock Insect Workers Conference in Savannah, Georgia, in June 2017.
John E. (Jack) Lloyd, Ph.D., an accomplished professor of livestock entomology and parasitology in the college of agriculture at the University of Wyoming, passed away March 25, 2017.
Gary R. Buckingham, Ph.D., retired USDA-ARS research entomologist and a world-renowned expert in biological control of weeds, passed away on January 16, 2017, in Richmond, California.
Herbert Womack, 87, of Chula, Georgia, passed away March 16, 2017. Mr. Womack was a research entomologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service. He later joined the faculty of the University of Georgia as an extension entomologist and served in that capacity until his retirement in 1989, at which time he was named Associate Professor Emeritus.
Menachem Jochanan (John) Berlinger, respected Israeli entomologist and integrated pest management scientist, passed away in late 2016.
Dr. Melvin "Scott" Thomson (Scott), age 62, of Racine, Wisconsin, passed away on March 21, 2016. He most recently served as Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, Wisconsin, from 1992 to 2014. During his time there, he served as Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences from 2003 through 2007.