AFRE Alumni news (Spring 2016)

AFRE Alumni news (Spring 2016)

June 7, 2016

AFRE Alumni news (Spring 2016)


Dana Dalrymple (PhD 1962), author of Artemisia annua, Artemisinin, ACTs & Malaria Control in Africa: Tradition, Science and Public Policy (2013). In November, 2015, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Agriculture & and Life Sciences at Cornell (BS 1954, MS 1956).



Nango Dembele (PhD 1994) was named minister of livestock and fisheries of Mali on January 5, 2016.  Previously, Dembele was the Food Security Commissioner of Mali.  On March 23, 2016, he received the 2016 Joon S. Moon Distinguished International Alumni Award from MSU International Studies and Programs.


Berhanu Gebremedhin (PhD 1998) was named principal scientist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.



Daniel Ortega-Pacheco (MS 2007) was appointed minister of environment by President Rafael Correa of Ecuador in December, 2015.



Serge Adjognon (PhD expected) begins work as Impact Evaluation Economist in the Development Research Group at the World Bank on June 1.

Craig Carpenter (PhD 2016) begins work as Assistant Professor and Extension Economist at Texas A&M University on June 6.

Li Cheng (PhD expected) begins work as Research Scientist at on June 1.

Daniel Gough (MS 2016) took the position of Environmental Quality Analyst at the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality in Lansing, MI, beginning in April 11, 2016.

Kimmie Klaiman (MS 2015) took the position of Industry Economist at the Energy Information Administration, U.S. Dept. of Energy, in Washington, DC, beginning in January, 2016.

Gi-Eu Lee (PhD 2015) begins work as Post-Doctoral Researcher in Economics, University of Nevada-Reno on July 1.

Shan Ma (PhD 2011) took a position as Vice President for Marketing at The Apollo Box in Mountain View, CA, on March 22, 2016.

Leah Palm-Forster (PhD 2015) was elected Chair-Elect of the AAEA Committee on Women in Agricultural Economics (CWAE) in May 2016.

Leonard Polzin (MS 2016) took the position of Extension Economist at the Center for Farm Financial Management, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, beginning April 25, 2016.


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