President Donald J. Trump announced Monday [July 16] that he intends to nominate Mississippi State alumnus Scott Hutchins for the position of under secretary of agriculture for research, education and economics at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Mississippi State University alumnus Dr. Robert "Ryan" Looney has returned to his alma mater as the newest staff physician at the John C. Longest Student Health Center.
Chattanooga, Tennessee resident, Patsy Fowlkes, spent most of her career in pharmaceutical sales. Ms. Fowlkes received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from MSU in 1974. She conducted post-graduate research at the College of Medical Sciences, University of Tennessee at Memphis, where she was student body president, and at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. A large portion of her career was spent at Schering Plough until its acquisition by Merck. During her time there, she received every sales recognition award given by the company, including being only one of three people during her tenure to win the company’s top award twice. She spent time at Quintiles’ as national sales director for the Johnson and Johnson team launching Zyrtec OTC. She recently retired from The Medicines Company as an engagement partner, managing the sales of hospital-based antibiotics.
At 7 years old, Dr. Marion Harris Flowers received a gift to ensure her continued success in school—the gift of clear sight. Today, she uses that success to ensure kids in Tennessee receive that gift as well. A native of Leland, Flowers is part of a team of optometrists that administers full eye exams to children ages 4-18 in the Shelby County School District as part of Well Child, the largest school health provider in the Volunteer State. A 2008 magna cum laude biochemistry and molecular biology graduate from Mississippi State, Flowers later earned a doctorate from Southern College of Optometry.
Dr. Bruce Clark of Coldwater, Mich., NorthStar Cooperative's director of training and technical services development, a 1982 doctor of veterinary medicine graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Clark also holds a 1981 MSU biochemistry degree and is a former member of the veterinary faculty.
A working relationship that began 40 years ago has led to international recognition for a pair of Mississippi State University entomology graduates. James H. Tumlinson and W. Joe Lewis are recipients of the 2008 Wolf Prize in Agriculture for their contributions to the field of chemical ecology.
MSU alumni Dr. Gary K. Allen ('81 DVM / B.S. Agriculture (Biochemistry emphasis) was recognized by the Mississippi State University Alumni Association as an Alumni Fellow during the Fall 2008 Alumni Fellows Program as an MSU College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni that has distinguished himself during his career.
The estate of a government geologist from Clinton will fund future statewide insect surveys and provide support for the Mississippi Entomological Museum at Mississippi State.
Contributions from family, friends and colleagues are endowing a Mississippi State University scholarship fund in honor of a Decatur couple.
Mississippi State's biochemistry and molecular biology department is announcing a new university scholarship fund created by the family of its first leader.
James K. Barrentine of Cleveland, Ohio, Melvin W. Barrentine of Austin, Texas, and Melanie Barrentine Barnes of Birmingham, Ala., established the Barrentine Endowed Scholarship in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The gift honors their late parents, Benjamin F. and Melle Ward Barrentine.
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