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K-State Today

February 28, 2014



President Schulz commends plant pathology department for national achievement

By Communications and Marketing

Postdocs and students with President Schulz

President Kirk Schulz recognized and commended the K-State plant pathology department on Feb. 26 for its outstanding achievement in being ranked the No. 1 plant pathology department in the nation by the U.S. National Research Council.

Schulz invited faculty, staff and postdoctoral researchers in the department to a dinner and reception at his house to celebrate. More than 60 people attended the celebration.

"More than 100 faculty members, research staff, and graduate and undergraduate students in the plant pathology have conducted research to increase the quantity, quality and safety of domestic and international food supplies," Schulz said in his commendation. "The department brings three to four times more grant money every year than it receives from the state of Kansas to support operations, and faculty members have helped build the department's notoriety for research excellence as they moved through their careers."