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Category: CAHNRS remembers President Elson Floyd

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Cheri Brennan, WSU alumna, volunteer and donor

"Viticulture & Enology students should produce a commemorative white wine and a commemorative red in honor of Dr. Floyd"

Margaret Benson, Chair, Department of Animal Sciences

"Dr. Floyd's interaction with the undergraduates has been well documented, and our students were fortunate to have experienced this firsthand."

James R. (Dick) Pratt, Interim Director and Professor, School of the Environment

"What was striking was his commitment to respecting and engaging all the stakeholders who had worked so hard and so long..."

Bill Schillinger, WSU Dryland Research Station

"Floyd’s message was that research was the cornerstone of WSU’s mission and that there would be growth in research, not reductions, during his watch."

Joe Poovaiah, Regents Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Horticulture

"Dr. Floyd helped us to build something truly special, a unique partnership with the tree fruit industry in the state."

Jim McFerson, manager, Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission

"The Washington tree fruit industry is immeasurably grateful for President Floyd’s commitment to agriculture and WSU’s Land Grant mission."

Randy Suess, Washington Grain Commissioner

"He will be sorely missed by the wheat and barley growers of Washington."

Steve Claassen, Washington Grain Commission Chairman

"During his too brief eight year tenure, he strengthened WSU’s connection to agriculture, especially the wheat industry."

Glen Squires, CEO, Washington Grain Commission

"Dr. Floyd didn’t grandstand and take credit, but he was integral to plotting the positive direction for the wheat industry within the university."

Virginia Schafer, Weldon B. Gibson award winner

"He was a class act. I noticed his emphasis on the importance of education."
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