Sorensen Earns Academic, Society Honors

Kenneth Sorensen, Ph.D.

Kenneth Sorensen, Ph.D., professor emeritus at North Carolina State University, received four special recognitions in the fall of 2016: 

  1. Distinguished Alumnus, Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, October 2016. Sorensen completed two degrees at Kansas State: his MS degree in 1968 on the biology and distribution of the buffalograss webworm and his Ph.D. in 1970 on the behavior and ecology of the buffalograss webworm. He also presented a seminar on 50 years with honey bees, buffalograss webworm, and the sweet potato weevil.
  2. Coventry High School Hall of Fame Award, CHS Alumni Association, November 2016, and induction into the Hall of Fame. The plaque was placed on the wall of fame at the Coventry High School along with four other recipients and five annual awards for the last five years.
  3. Outstanding Entomologist Award in North Carolina, North Carolina Entomology Society, November 2016.
  4. Recognition at the annual meeting of the North Carolina Agricultural Consultants Association, December 2016. The presentation plaque cites Sorensen “for his pioneering work in integrated pest management and long term support to the industry.”