The Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni Association board has elected Joan Barth (BS ”74, Bacteriology) as WALSAA president for 2003-04. Barth works at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. as a laboratory computer liaison responsible for project management and facilitation among various Mayo labs and information technology departments. Barth has served on the WALSAA board since 2001 and has chaired the Marketing and Membership committee of the board. She resides in LaCrosse.
Jon Anderson (BS ”92) of Pewaukee continues as the vice-president of the board for a second year. Anderson co-owns OPEN ROADS, a marketing and business-growth communications company. Rick Daluge (BS ”71, MS ”75, and PhD ”82) continues as secretary treasurer of WALSAA.
WALSAA is a membership organization made up of more than 2,100 alumni and friends of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. In 2003 the organization provided over $20,000 of support to the College in the form of scholarships, awards, travel grants, and student recruitment support.