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WALSAA Elects New Leaders

Ann Groves Lloyd of Lodi was elected president of the Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni Association Oct. 19, 2001. Lloyd, a 1985 agricultural journalism graduate, is director of career services for the College of Letters and Science and School of Human Ecology at the UW-Madison. She is serving her third year on the WALSAA Board.

Jim Crowley of Madison was elected vice president. He earned a B.S. in wildlife ecology in 1973 and a Ph.D. in veterinary science in 1978. He is a nutritional consultant with Hubbard Milling.

New members elected to the board for three-year terms include Joan Barth of LaCrosse, Steve Diercks of Coloma, and Jon Anderson of Pewaukee. Continuing board members include Martin Burkhardt, Wausau; Bob Bosold, Eau Claire; Robert Daentl, Edmund; Don Drecktrah, Milwaukee; Paul Friesen, Madison; Paul Kaesberg, Madison; Alan Koepke, Oconomowoc; Mike Marr, Mineral Point; Nicholas Salm, Antigo; and student members Jessica Agnew and David Baumler. Rick Daluge, assistant dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, serves as secretary-treasurer.

WALSAA is a membership organization of more than 2,000 alumni and friends of the College. WALSAA provides more than $15,000 annually in scholarships to CALS students, as well as supporting the College”s Ambassador program, an endowed advisor award, and alumni participating in the Rural Leadership program.