PULLMAN, Wash. — The Washington State University College of Agriculture and Home Economics will honor two alumnae, March 27, as part of its observation of Women’s History Month.
Tammy Bray, Oregon State University College of Health and Human Sciences dean, will receive the Women’s History Award for Professional and Academic Leadership. Anne Schwartz, a Rockport, Wash., organic farmer, will receive the Women’s History Award for Leadership and Public Service in the Pacific Northwest.
Dean James Zuiches said Bray is an internationally recognized scientist in the interaction of nutrition and disease. She has had a distinguished research career, including authorship of 100 refereed publications, including two books.
In 2001 Bray testified for the American Society of Nutritional Sciences before the Congress Subcommittee on Appropriations.
Bray received her masters in Human nutrition in 1971 and her doctorate in nutrition and biochemistry in 1979, from the WSU animal sciences department.
Zuiches said Schwartz owns and operates Blue Heron Farm, a 20-acre diversified organic farm that produces a wide variety of vegetables, berries and nursery stock.
“Anne is known as a visionary leader in agriculture for her strong commitment to farms, consumers, the community and the environment,” Zuiches said.
“She has tirelessly built and supported Washington Tilth Producers, which she has served as president for eight years.” Schwartz also serves on many other community organization boards such as the Northwest Agriculture Research Foundation, Skagit Agriculture Viability Through Education, the WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, and is a member of the Steering Committee of Farming and the Environment.
In addition, Schwartz is a volunteer emergency medical technician and firefighter for Rockport Fire Department. She received a bachelor’s degree in animal sciences from WSU in 1979.
Ceremonies will be at 3 p.m. March 27 in the Lewis Alumni Centre.
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