The annual SIMRU Christmas Party/Luncheon was held on the 4th floor of Bldg. 1 on Thursday, December 8.
A retirement reception was held for Rosie Ford and Charles Lanford in the NBCL Conference Room facility on December 20. They retired with 32 and 42 years of federal service, respectively, and the large number of attendees was indicative of the many friends and contacts they made through their careers with the ARS in Stoneville.
Yolanda Harvey and Tabatha Ramsey attended a Youth Motivation Task Force Conference at Mississippi Valley State University on October 17-18, 2011.
A unit-wide meeting of all SIMRU staff was held September 29, 2011 to confirm SIMRUs mission and vision statements, review progress over the last fiscal year, and encourage dialogue among staff.
Randy Luttrell and Kenya Dixon organized a one-hour tour and presentation of the Southern Insect Management Research Unit for Steve Jones and a group of students from Mountain Valley College in Dallas, Texas.
Maribel Portilla served as a science fear judge at Matty Akin Elementary on January 20 in Greenville MS.
On December 17, SIMRU held its annual Christmas dinner. That evening an open house for SIMRU was hosted by the Luttrell’s in Lake Village, Arkansas.
A Thanksgiving luncheon was held in SIMRU on November 8, 2010.
Yolanda Harvey and Tabatha Ramsey attended a Youth Motivation Task Force Conference at Mississippi Valley State University on November 7-9, 2010.
Maribel Portilla served as a co-chair of the Annual Hispanic Celebrations event, held at CAP center on October 7.
A back to school cookout was held to recognize students working in SIMRU on August 5, 2010.
A unit-wide meeting of all SIMRU staff was held on August 11, 2010 to discuss unit vision and suggestions for management.
SIMRU organized a surprise cookout “Dr. Randall Luttrell Welcome Aboard Cookout” on June 24, 2010.
Maribel Portilla participated as judge for the Science and Engineering Fair at Manning Elementary School (Greenville) and Boyd Elementary School (Greenville) February 4 and 5, respectively.