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2017 Distinguished Alumni and Champions honored

Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is dedicated to making available science-based information relevant to improving the quality of life for the people of Oklahoma. The mission in doing so is greatly enhanced and influenced by the achievements and excellence of its alumni, as well as other leaders who are not alums of the college. To acknowledge some of these outstanding alumni and friends of the university, DASNR recently selected its Distinguished Alumni and DASNR Champion award winners.

Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is dedicated to making available science-based information relevant to improving the quality of life for the people of Oklahoma. The mission in doing so is greatly enhanced and influenced by the achievements and excellence of its alumni, as well as other leaders who are not alums of the college. To acknowledge some of these outstanding alumni and friends of the university, DASNR recently selected its Distinguished Alumni and DASNR Champion award winners.

Recognized as 2017 Distinguished Alumni of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources are Richard Large, William (Bill) Lingren and Paul Redman. The 2017 DASNR Champions are John Groendyke, John Patrick Lopez and Merlin and Lillian Schantz.

“The division is so blessed to be able to call this group of industry leaders DASNR Champions and Distinguished Alumni,” said Tom Coon, DASNR vice president. “These individuals are shining examples of sustained excellence in their respected fields and we look forward to being able to celebrate them this fall at the 3rd Annual DASNR Honors night.”

The awards were presented to the winners during the 3rd annual DASNR Honors night, Oct. 6, 2017 at the Student Union Ballroom on OSU’s campus in Stillwater.

2017 CASNR Distinguished Alumni

Richard Large

Bill Lingren

Paul Redman

2017 DASNR Champions

John Groendyke

John Patrick Lopez

Merlin & Lillian Schantz