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The 2016 Hodson Alumni Award and Graduate Student Recognition Event will be held in Mid-late May this year (TBD).  Please watch this site and Alumni postings for the final date. We hope that you can join us this year!

Hodson Alumni Award

Hodson HeadshotThe Hodson Graduate Alumni Award in the Department of Entomology, College of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences at the University of Minnesota was established in 1998 in memory of Dr. Alexander C. Hodson, Department Head from 1960-1974. This Award is intended to recognize and honor an outstanding alumna or alumnus of the Department of Entomology. The Award is presented annually during the Department’s Honors Day, which pays tribute to the achievements of students in the Entomology Graduate Program.

Dr. Hodson was born in Reading, Massachusetts and attended the University of Massachusetts (B.S. 1928). He then attended the University of Minnesota (M.A. 1931 and Ph.D. 1935). During the summer of 1930, he studied marine ecology at the University of Washington’s Puget Sound Biological Station, an experience that had a profound influence upon his later career. He studied and worked as a Teaching Assistant at the University of Minnesota, and later became an Instructor in the Departments of Zoology, and Entomology and Economic Zoology. Dr. Hodson moved through academic ranks to Professor and finally to Head of the Department in 1960. In 1962, he was instrumental in changing the Department’s name to Entomology, Fisheries, and Wildlife. In 1974, at the age of 68, he retired. Dr. Hodson passed away March 13, 1996 at the age of 89.

We are accepting nominations for the 2016 award now through February 15, 2016. PDF icon Call for Nominations

Recent Recipient Seminars

Frank Shotkoski, Ph.D. (2015): " The Biotech Industry and its Global Application in Agriculture: Such a Bright Future"

Deb McCullough, Ph.D. (2014): "Invasive Forest Pests - Who, What, Where, and the Toll They Take"

Eric Mussen, Ph.D. (2013): "Reflections on my career in Entomology"

Abdelaziz ("Aziz") Lagnaoui, Ph.D. (2012): "IPM: Challenges and Opportunities in Developing Countries - A World Bank Perspective"

Complete list of Hodson Alumni Award Winners

YearAwardeeDegree(s)Advisor(s)
2015Frank ShotkoskiPh.D. 1992Ann Fallon
2014Deborah McCulloughPh.D., 1990Herb Kulman
2013Eric MussenM.S. 1969
Ph.D., 1975
H.C. Chiang, Basil Furgala
2012Abdelaziz "Aziz" LagnaouiM.S,. 1990
Ph.D., 1991
Edward B. Radcliffe
2011Dale ClaytonM.S., 1983Roger Price
2010Bhadriraju “Subi” SubramanyamM.S., 1984
Ph.D.,1988
M.S. - Laurence Cutkomp
Ph.D. - Philip K. Harein
2009Sujaya RaoPh.D., 1991Richard Jones
2008John WitterPh.D., 1971Herb Kulman
2007Whitney CranshawM.S., 1979
Ph.D., 1981
Edward B. Radcliffe
2006Kyung Saeng BooPh.D., 1973Edwin F. Cook
2005Ronald HellenthalPh.D., 1977Edwin F. Cook
2004William J. MattsonPh.D., 1972Herbert Kulman
2003K. C. KimPh.D., 1964Edwin F. Cook
2002Gerrit CuperusPh.D., 1982Edward B. Radcliffe
2001Frederick W. StehrPh.D., 1964Edwin F. Cook
2000H. C. ChiangPh.D., 1948Alexander C. Hodson
1999Morris RocksteinPh.D., 1948Alexander C. Hodson
1998Robert PfadtPh.D., 1948Alexander C. Hodson