ARS Employees Honored by USDA By
Jim De Quattro
June 11, 1997
Employees of the Agricultural
Research Service will receive 11 individual or team awards from
U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Dan
Glickman today in Washington at USDAs 51st annual Honor Awards ceremony.
Glickman is scheduled to present plaques to the awardees at a 1 p.m. ceremony
at Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, 1300 Constitution Ave., N.W.
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE
- For 40 years of lettuce breeding success including
Salinas, the world's most widely planted iceberg lettuce, to
Edward J. Ryder,
plant geneticist, Crop
Improvement and Protection Research Unit, Salinas, Calif.
- For research and leadership in controlling livestock parasites
including cryptosporidium that can infect people, to
zoologist, Immunology and Disease
Resistance Lab, Beltsville (Md.) Agricultural Research Center.
- For research and leadership to control pink bollworm and other
cotton pests, to Thomas J. Henneberry, director,
Western Cotton Research
Laboratory, Phoenix, Ariz.
- For work with a commercial steam-vacuuming method to prevent
bacterial contamination of beef carcasses, to a USDA team including Warren J.
Dorsa, microbiologist, U.S. Roman L. Hruska
Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center, Neb.
- For research to improve water quality by reducing nonpoint
source pollution, to an ARS-university team, the Management Systems Evaluation
Areas Principal Investigators, led by agronomist Jerry L. Hatfield, director,
U.S. National Soil Tilth Laboratory, Ames,
- For new, mulch based growth methods--requiring less
fertilizer--for tomatoes and other vegetables, to Aref A. Abdul-Baki, plant
Laboratory, BARC, Beltsville, Md.
- For developing green remediation, which uses
plants to remove heavy metals from contaminated soil, to
Rufus L. Chaney,
agronomist, Environmental Chemistry
Laboratory, BARC, Beltsvillle, Md.
- For making USDAs credit-card purchasing system more
cost-effective, to a 15-person USDA group including Linda G. Wilson,
procurement analyst, Procurement and Property Division, Greenbelt, Md., and
Michelle J. Snowden, secretary, Civil Rights Staff, Washington, D.C.
- For improving agency financial and administrative oversight
such as ARS program to guard against government fraud, waste and abuse,
to Linda Santora Mooney, management analyst,
Administrative and Financial
Management, Greenbelt, Md.
- For improving employee travel accounting and scheduling, to
ARS 15-person National Secretarial Advisory Council, co-chaired by Angela
V. Marchetti, secretary, Administrative and Financial Management, Greenbelt,
Md. , and Marcia Jenkins, secretary, Midwest Area Office, Peoria, Ill.