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Top: Dr. Elwin Stewart. Bottom (left-right): Drs. Fred Gildow, Barbara Christ, Elwin Stewart, Herb Cole.
November 18, 2011

Dr. Elwin Stewart was honored for his 18 years of service to the Department of Plant Pathology and to the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State during a recognition ceremony held on November 18, 2011.

November 9, 2011

This November, Dr. Gretchen Kuldau, along with graduate students Steve Conaway and Anna Testen, attended the 2011 Global Food Security and Plant Biosecurity Symposium at Southern University and A& M College in Baton Rouge, LA. Nine universities and 10 government units participated in this symposium. Special topics in this symposium included emerging issues in plant biosecurity with a keynote seminar on global food security by Dr. Helene Dillard at Cornell University. There was also a special session which highlighted the contributions of Dr. George Washington Carver to plant pathology and global food security.

Sara May
November 9, 2011

Sara May, coordinator and manager of the Plant Disease Clinic in the Department of Plant Pathology at Penn State University was awarded the Outstanding Service Award by the National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) at their national meeting held November 6-9, 2011 in Berkeley, CA.

October 21, 2011

Dr. Laurence D. Moore was awarded the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society’s Outstanding Alumnus Award by Dean Bruce McPheron at a ceremony held at the Nittany Lion Inn on October 21, 2011.

October 19, 2011

Dr. Beth K. Gugino received the Northeastern Division - American Phytopathological Society Early Career Award in recognition of her achievements in vegetable plant pathology Extension and research. She received a plaque at their annual banquet on October 13, 2011 in New Brunswick, NJ. Also at that time, Dr. Gugino completed her duties as Vice-President of the Division and became President of the APS - Northeast Division. She will preside over the 2012 annual Division meeting in New England.

September 15, 2011

This past summer, an enthusiastic and artistic subset of the Penn State Plant Pathology Association (PPA) painted a 108-pound concrete garden stool mushroom for a competition at the 2011 Kennett Square Mushroom Festival on September 9, 2011. The mission of PPA is to provide members with a platform to develop and discuss topics related to plant pathology, and to explore and promote plant pathology within the Penn State community.

September 12, 2011

Mushroom scientist and faculty from Jilin Agricultural University located in Changchun, China visited the Department of Plant Pathology on September 12, 2012 to tour the Mushroom Research Facility and discuss international collaborative research and teaching programs on mushrooms with interested faculty.

July 27, 2011

On July 10-12, Dr. Dan Collins and four students from the Department of Urban Forestry at Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA, visited Penn State University to participate in a Short Course on Agricultural Plant Biosecurity developed by the Department of Plant Pathology.

May 31, 2011

University Park, Pa. -- Seven members of the faculty and staff in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences received an Honor Award from U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on Aug. 3 for their efforts in helping to wipe out plum pox virus in Pennsylvania. USDA Honor Awards recognize accomplishments that help ensure access to safe, nutritious and balanced meals for America's children.

May 25, 2011

The Penn State Department of Plant Pathology is very pleased to announce the development of The James F. and Marilyn L. Tammen Memorial Endowment for International Plant Pathology.

2011 WISE Day Camp Plant Doctors and Detectives Workshop sponsored by the Department of Plant Pathology.
May 13, 2011

In early April 2011, the Department had an opportunity to share its love of plant pathology with young women from across the state through participating in the 2011 WISE Day Camp.

September 30, 2010

Celebrated 40 years of service on September 30, 2010

August 9, 2010

Seven members of the faculty and staff in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences received an Honor Award from U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today for their efforts in helping to wipe out plum pox virus in Pennsylvania. USDA Honor Awards recognize accomplishments that help ensure access to safe, nutritious and balanced meals for America's children.

August 1, 2010

Acting Director of the USDA-APHIS Molecular Diagnostics Lab in Beltsville Maryland has been appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor to the Department of Plant Pathology.

Dr Tammen in 2006
July 27, 2010

Dr. Tammen was one of the founding members of the Department of Plant Pathology and its first Head.

June 18, 2010

Centre Daily Times article about the Centre County winery owned by Dr. Elwin Stewart and his wife, Dr. Barbara Christ.