Richard Daluge was recognized with the Professional Achievement Award from the National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association during their annual conference at Ohio State University in June.
Daluge, an assistant dean in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Academic Affairs office, was recognized for his leadership and innovative ideas in working with the College’s alumni group, WALSAA. Daluge has served as the organization’s secretary- treasurer since 1972. WALSAA has grown from 300 members to more than 2,000 members during Daluge”s tenure. The group provides more than $15,000 annually in support of student scholarships, and its members volunteer to staff booths at the Wisconsin State Fair, Farm Technology Days, and World Dairy Expo.
In addition to his alumni responsibilities, Daluge is the director of the Farm and Industry Short Course program and facilitates the State FFA Career Development Events program on the Madison campus each April. He resides in Madison with his wife Peggy; they have two children.
NAADA is comprised of alumni and development professionals from 50 land grant colleges of agriculture around the country. The organization was founded in 1976.