US: Seven students awarded for horticulture research

Seven students from four universities were presented cash awards totaling $2,500 for their presentations at the Bryson L. James Student Competition held during the 61st SNA Research Conference. The awards were presented on Wednesday, August 31, at The Classic Center, Athens, GA, during the SNA Research Conference Luncheon.

The competition, sponsored by Bennett’s Creek Wholesale Nursery and Lancaster Farms, is named in honor of Dr. Bryson L. James, McMinnville, TN, a researcher and consultant who served as SNA Director of Research for over 30 years. Any student of a university or college having researchers that participate in the Southern Nursery Association Research Conference and not more than a one academic year has passed since their graduation and whose research was completed prior to graduation can participate in the competition. Judging is based on paper preparation and oral presentation. The competition is divided into three categories of Ph.D., M.S., and B.S.

First place winners of $500 each included Shuyang Zhen, University of Georgia (Ph.D.), David Gianino, University of Georgia (M.S.), and Avery Lamb, Auburn University(B.S.). Second place winners of $300 each included Geoffrey Weaver, University of Georgia (Ph.D.), and M. Terri Williams, North Carolina State University (M.S.). Third place winners of $200 each included Nastaran Basiri Jahromi, University of Tennessee(Ph.D.), and Zhitong Li, University of Georgia (M.S.). In addition to the cash awards for excellence in written and oral presentations for their respective research projects, each student was presented with a plaque.

For more information:
Southern Nursery Association
PO Box 801454
Acworth, GA 30101
Tel: 678-809-9992
Fax: 678-809-9993

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