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K-State Today

September 20, 2011

Entomologist receives top award from Society of American Florists

By David Margolies

Raymond Cloyd, professor and extension specialist in ornamental entomology, was awarded the 2011 Alex Laurie Award for Research and Education by the Society of American Florists at a recent ceremony in Palm Springs, Calif.  

The award is presented annually to an individual who has made broad scope, long-lasting contributions to research or education in the floriculture industry. It is a lifetime award and is named for Alex Laurie, who throughout a career that spanned more than 60 years, laid the groundwork for research that revolutionized the floriculture industry and left a lineage of students, teachers and researchers who continue to provide the information necessary to ensure the industry’s future.

Cloyd was honored for outstanding services and contributions to floriculture and ornamental horticulture.