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WALSAA Leadership Elected

Cindy Baumgartner of Plainfield, Wis. has been elected president of the Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni Association. She succeeds John Brunnquell, Port Washington, Wis., who remains on the board. Succeeding Baumgartner as vice-president is Ann Groves Lloyd of Lodi, Wis.

Baumgartner is a1979 graduate of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Lloyd earned her B.S. in 1985 from CALS. Baumgartner works with her husband in a crop protection business called Pest Pros, and Lloyd is director of career services for the College of Letters and Science and School of Human Ecology at the UW-Madison. Richard Daluge remains secretary/treasurer of WALSAA, a position he has held since 1972.

At the annual meeting Sept. 16, new directors elected for 3-year terms on the 17-member WALSAA board were: Alan Koepke, Oconomowoc, Wis.; Nicholas Salm, Antigo, Wis.; Bob Bosold, Eau Claire, Wis.; and Michael Marr, Mineral Point, Wis. Faculty member Paul Friesen, Biochemistry, will assume the faculty representative position held for several years by William Wendorff, Food Science.

WALSAA represents 30,000 CALS graduates and has more than 2,000 dues-paying members. The association awarded more than $17,000 in scholarships and other support for students this past year, and sponsors the College”s award of merit for faculty advisors.