Claude Boyd has been selected to be the Butler/Cunningham Eminent Scholar Chair in Agriculture at Auburn University. This five-year appointment includes responsibilities to develop strong research, teaching, extension, and outreach programs that integrate agricultural and environmental issues for improving the quality of life in rural and urban communities. Congratulations to Claude who has also been working with PD/A CRSP since the late 1980s.
Congratulations to Bill Shelton on his election to vice president of the Fish Culture Section of the American Fisheries Society. Bill Shelton was also an invited speaker in the lecture series "Global Changes in Aquatic Food Production" organized by Konrad Dabrowski at Ohio State University. He spoke on "Management of Fish Reproduction in Aquaculture."
We bid a fond farewell to Anu Gupta, whose brief stay in the Information Management and Networking Component belied her crucial role in keeping the publications flowing smoothly. She successfully defended her masters project in Marine Resource Management at Oregon State University at the end of November and has been offered a Peace Corps assignment in "Capacity Building for Environment Management in the Pacific" on the island of Palau. Many thanks to Anu for her capable and efficient efforts and the best of luck in her next big adventure.