Faculty and staff news
Jessica McVay, who has worked as a seed analyst, feed microscopist and laboratory coordinator for the Indiana Seed Regulatory Agency for 11 years, has been selected as the new seed administrator in the Office of Indiana State Chemist. In this role, McVay works closely with seedsmen, state and federal regulators, the seed trade industry, and consumers to monitor the compliance of seeds sold and distributed according to the Indiana Seed Law.
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After a yearlong search, Purdue Animal Sciences has selected Hattie Duncan to lead its livestock judging team as well as the department’s newly formed livestock judging program. Duncan is a Wingate, Indiana, native who was raised on a Hereford cattle farm.
Indiana Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs honors Purdue’s Nicoletti-Martinez’s outreach and assistance to migrant farmworkers
For a career dedicated to assisting migrant farmworkers and their families for over 20 years, Kimber Nicoletti-Martinez was recognized by the Indiana Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs with the L.U.P.E. Award (Leadership, Unity, Professionalism and Excellence) in March.
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Kyle Cottrell, assistant professor of biochemistry at Purdue University, has received a MOSAIC R00 award from the National Institutes of Health.