Dean Angle

first_img Angle has held several national agricultural leadership positions, including chair of the Board on Agricultural Assembly of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. He has served as acting executive director of the Northeast Research Association, which promotes regional cooperation in agricultural research, and also has been chair of both the national and Northeast Regional Organizations of Experiment Station Directors. He has authored or co-authored some 300 scientific papers, reports, book chapters and other publications, has been a Fulbright Scholar and is a fellow of the American Society of Agronomy and the Soil Science Society of America. Angle will step down from his role at UGA on Sept. 18. UGA President Jere W. Morehead and Provost Pamela Whitten will announce the appointment of an interim dean in the coming weeks as well as a national search for the next permanent academic leader to propel the college to new heights. J. Scott Angle, who has served as dean and director of the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences for the past decade, has announced that he will step down from his position to lead a global organization that works to alleviate hunger. Angle oversaw a period of significant growth in the college’s instruction, research and outreach. The number of students enrolled in the college grew by nearly 30 percent over the past decade, and 175,000 youths from across the state are enrolled in 4-H programs. To increase access to agricultural education in Georgia, the college began offering degree programs at the UGA-Griffin campus and expanded its programs on the Tifton campus. “Dr. Angle is an extraordinary scholar and an exemplary leader who has helped make our College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences one of the nation’s best,” Whitten said. “His legacy is to seamlessly integrate instruction, research and outreach for the benefit of people across our state and around the world.” Angle recruited several nationally and internationally recognized researchers to help broaden the scope and impact of the college’s research. He also strengthened the links between the college’s research and Cooperative Extension units to ensure that farmers and other stakeholders in each of Georgia’s 159 counties have access to the latest, evidence-based information. As president and CEO of the International Fertilizer Development Center, Angle will oversee an organization that has been active in nearly 100 countries and is focused on increasing food security and agricultural productivity through the development and transfer of effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness expertise. “While I am sad to leave my friends and colleagues at UGA during a time when (the college) is on such a strong trajectory, I am called for one more grand adventure in my life,” Angle said. “Assuming the role of CEO and president of the International Fertilizer Development Center will allow me to combine my disciplinary training in soil science with my passion for Africa to help farmers around the world improve soil fertility and sustainability. I am very proud of all that the university and college have achieved over the past 10 years.” “Over the past decade, Dean Angle has provided outstanding leadership to the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences,” Morehead said. “He has been one of the strongest champions of UGA’s land-grant mission, working tirelessly to connect the vast resources of the college to the challenges and opportunities faced by the agriculture industry across the state. We are grateful for his many years of dedicated service and wish him well in this new endeavor.”last_img read more

Man arrested in connection to overnight burglary and arson in Jupiter neighborhood

first_imgAccording to a news release, Lyons broke into a vehicle, opened the garage door and started the fire.Lyons has also been identified as a missing person by the Lauderhill Police Department. On Monday Jupiter Police arrested a man who they say broke into a car and set it on fire.Police responded to the scene in the Bluffs community at around 3am Monday morning after receiving a call that a vehicle and home were on fire. Upon arriving, police say they noticed several vehicles along Seashore Drive had been burglarized.After hours of investigating, officials got a call from a resident saying that the suspect was hiding in the backyard of a neighbor’s home.Jupiter Police then arrested 22-year-old Tyrease Lyons and he now faces charges of first-degree arson, occupied residential burglary, burglary to a conveyance and trespassing.last_img read more

Overtime

first_imgby Bill NealFor New Pittsburgh Courier:10 For starters, it doesn’t hurt if your dad could play…I mean really play. I can remember playing pick-up ball with Dennis Boyce Sr. down at Pitt University, Trees Hall Gym. (You brothers remember the good old days at Trees. Not a better time to be had playing ball back in the day, especially when Charles Smith, Demetrius “Freakazoid” Gore, Jerome Lane and Curtis Aiken and the boys from the Pitt team would come over and remind us of the difference between us and them.) But not to Dennis Boyce Sr. It was clear to me then that D.B. Sr. could play with those guys, or for that matter, with anybody. And for those of you that don’t know…know this, Dennis could fly and would dunk on you or anybody standing there with you in a heartbeat. The hops notwithstanding, there’s little wonder that when I watch D.J. Boyce play, I see where the talent came from. The fundamentally sound game, equipped with first step explosion, the quick hands, the heads up / coach on the floor mindset and above all, the main thing…“heart”…“attitude”…you know that “I can do this man” attitude.Come full circle now, D.J. is the unquestioned leader of the Gateway Gators as they went in search of their third straight WPIAL title. To do so would have made them the first team to do so since New Castle did it in ’97-’98-’99. By now, you know that was not to be. But at the time of this writing, the Gators were still in the hunt for the gold and ironically enough were going up against the power house that is New Castle…Did I mention Castle just completed their second undefeated season in a row???As a bonafide leader and one of the WPIAL’s best point guards, D.J. is averaging 20 points, 8 assists, 6 rebounds and 4 steals a game. Without the superior skills of former teammates and Division 1 recruits Tyler Scott and Barnett Harris Jr, the only returning starter D.J. had with him was Tom Kromka. But he also had help from seniors Deon Baker, Matt Shorr, Jordan Landfair and Steve Hartnett, all of whom are very good players and know what it takes to be champions.And while you’re taking notes, know this, Tyler’s mom, Jennifer Bruce Scott, remains Pitt University’s women’s 2nd all-time leading scorer, and his dad, a Duquesne University     grad, would play defense on you till your heart stopped. Barnett’s dad would rain 3 pointers down on ya until you got back on the bus…yes boys and girls, the apple does not fall far from the tree.last_img read more