Two University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) citrus researchers and one citrus Extension agent were honored this summer, two by the Florida Entomological Society and one by UF/IFAS.
Entomologist Jawwad Qureshi received the Entomologist of the Year award at the Florida Entomological Society annual meeting. He was also named president of the society for 2018–19.
The late entomologist Phil Stansly, who died in September 2018, was honored by colleagues and former students during a symposium at the Florida Entomological Society. He was recognized for his tremendous contributions to entomology research and agriculture overall. Stansly’s family helped the UF/IFAS Department of Entomology and Nematology plant a tree and place a plaque in his honor on the University of Florida campus.
Multi-county citrus Extension agent Mongi Zekri won one of two Art Hornsby Distinguished Extension Professional and Enhancement Awards given by UF/IFAS. The awards recognize state or county Extension faculty members with a term professorship for creative contributions and outreach programs related to soil and water sciences. Zekri received a one-time $2,000 salary supplement and $1,000 for Extension program support.
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