Past Conference Info

NAADA Conferences

2012

Make Your Mark
Lexington, Kentucky

University of Kentucky

Individual Awards:


Volunteer Service Award
Chip Blalock, University of Georgia
James Clark, Jr., North Carolina State University
Nelson Loftus, Penn State University

Front Line Award
Jody Bissett, Louisiana State University

Professional Achievement Award
Paula Beecher, Clemson University

Founders Distinguished Service Award
Mary Buschette, University of Minnesota

Ruby C. McSwain Outstanding NAADA Philanthropist Award
Dale Bone, North Carolina State University




2011

Reach for the Sky
Lubbock, Texas

Texas Tech University

Individual Awards:


Volunteer Service Award
Nick Hamon, North Carolina State

Front Line Award
Beth Leete, Michigan State

Professional Achievement Award
Chris Wessel, North Carolina State

Founders Distinguished Service Award
Scott Cooksey, Texas Tech

Jane Longley-Cook Volunteer Service
Jacob Schales, Louisiana State

Ruby C. McSwain Outstanding NAADA Philanthropist Award
Edward and Dinah Gore, North Carolina State




2010

Unleash Your Potential
Athens, Georgia

University of Georgia

Individual Awards:


Volunteer Service Award
Charles "Chip" Hinton III, University of Florida

Front Line Award
Angela Anderson, University of Georgia

Professional Achievement Award
Brice Nelson, University of Georgia

Founders Distinguished Service Award
Kristen Smarr, University of Missouri

Ruby C. McSwain Outstanding NAADA Philanthropist Award
Joel and Shirley Wahlberg, University of Florida



2009

Building Bridges: Partners Advancing Shared Goals
Minneapolis, Minnesota

University on Minnesota

Individual Awards:


Volunteer Service Award
Dan Kennedy, University of Minnesota

Front Line Award
Linda Norcross, University of Minnesota

Professional Achievement Award
Darcy Wells, University of Missouri

Founders Distinguished Service Award
Jillian Stevenson, Pennsylvania State University

Ruby C. McSwain Outstanding NAADA Philanthropist Award
Helen Price, University of Kentucky
Dr. William Hueg, University of Minnesota



2008

Kona, Hawaii
University of Hawaii

Aloha!! Welcome to the 50th state and the vast sunshine and hospitality it provided to all participants at NAADA’s 33rd annual conference. This was the first conference in Hawaii and the first that basically was planned and coordinated by someone other than the host university. Paul Willis stepped up to be conference coordinator working out all the details as to housing, registration, conference site coordination, and operational costs for the conference. Many also stepped up to assist in this new endeavor for NAADA. It was also the first conference that NAADA handled the registration process instead of the host institution. With Paul’s excellent leadership, the conference was a successful venture for NAADA and financially it was in the BLACK. Hurrah!! Thanks to Paul Hanscom of Ewald who is our Executive Secretary. The weather was outstanding and the local tours of Hawaiian agriculture showed the great depth of diversity of the island ag industry.

There were 196 participants in this year’s conference including 101 professionals, 22 students and volunteers, 12 deans, and 73 guests and spouses.

Individual Awards:


Volunteer Service Award
Bobby Wilder, North Carolina State University
Daniel Taylor, Texas Tech University

Professional Achievement Award
Keith Barber, Clemson University

Founders Distinguished Service Award
Paul Willis, University of Florida

Jane Longley-Cook Volunteer Service Award
Mollie Pulver, Cornell University

Ruby C. McSwain Outstanding NAADA Philanthropist Award
Alvin and Mary Agnes McQuinn, Univ of Missoui
David Murdock, North Carolina State University



2007

Madison, Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin

"Bringing New Ideas to Life” was the theme for the 32nd annual NAADA Conference in Madison. Many great new ideas were shared among participants to improve programs at their home institutions, and great friendships were established and enriched during the three day conference. From the Saturday pre-conference activities to the Awards banquet on Tuesday evening, all events were superbly completed by our host institution. The Beg Borrow, and Steal sessions continue to be popular with participants. 140 participants were in attendance with 24 alumni professional, 65 development professionals, 16 student professionals, 25 volunteers and students, and 10 spouses. Thirty one land grant schools were represented along with six business agencies. As it turned out this was the last year that Jack Pitzer served as NAADA Executive Secretary and the board moved forward with a new company following the conference. Thanks, Jack, for your seven years of service and helping to move NAADA forward.

Individual Awards:


Volunteer Service Award
John J. Hansen, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Jim and Nancy Smith, North Carolina State University

Front Line Award
Lorti Pineda, Texas Tech University

Professional Achievement Award
Kim Erwin, Clemson University

Founders Distinguished Service Award
Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation/Oklahoma State

Jane Longley-Cook Volunteer Service Award
Mary Buschette, University of Minnesota

Ruby C. McSwain Outstanding NAADA Philanthropist Award
Joe and Ginger Taylor, North Carolina State University
Bob Bickford, University of Vermont


2006

Blacksburg, Virginia
Virginia Polytechnic Institute

What is a HOKIE anyway? Full Steam Ahead-- Agriculture’s Journey to the Future wasthe theme of NAADA 2006 hosted by Virginia Tech and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Dean Sharron Quisenbury was a hands-on participant throughout the conference sessions and special programs. Marcella Arline, an early active member and treasurer of NAADA gave the Bob Bickford lecture as the kickoff for the conference. Track sessions were held for Deans in attendance as well as for students who joined us in 2006. Kirby Player thrilled is all with his keynote address on The Advancement Circle of Life. Little did we know that less than one year later, a national tragedy would strike the VPI campus with the massacre of 32 Hokies. 185 were registered to attend with 7 deans, 52 development, 33 alumni relation, 12 student professionals, 12 students, and 37 volunteers from 35 universities and organizations.

Individual Awards:


Volunteer Service Award
Charles Hall, University of Georgia
Roger Scarborough, University of Florida

Front Line Award
Ronnie Jean "RJ” McDaniel, Virginia Tech

Professional Achievement Award
O. Richard Bundy, III, Iowa State University

Founders Distinguished Service Award
Keith Oakley, North Carolina State University

Jane Longley-Cook Volunteer Service Award
Kevin Huesman, University of Florida

Ruby C. McSwain Outstanding NAADA Philanthropist Award
Robert E. & Maxine H. Burton, University of Georgia
William C. & Elizabeth H. Latham, Virginia Tech

Regional NAADA Awards
Margaret H. Lloyd, Clemson University
Joseph O. Taylor, Jr. and Virginia R. Taylor, North Carolina State University


2005

Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa State University

The 30th anniversary of the founding of NAADA was celebrated at Iowa State University with an unveiling of the official history book, NAADA at 30, written by co-founder Mauri Williamson. The theme was "Sowing a New Field of Dreams, the Past, Present, and Future of Land-Grants Colleges of Agriculture.” Following a warm and hospitable welcome from Iowa State, a panel of distinguished deans and the Director of Programming for the Kellogg Foundation addressed the topic of "The Role of Agriculture in the 21st Century Land-Grant Institution.” The keynote address was delivered by Kenneth Quinn, President of the World Food Prize, who spoke on "the Role of America’s Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture in addressing Problems with Hunger, Malnutrition, Disease, and Poverty. Track session continued as in past years for programming for volunteers, and professionals in alumni, development, and student affairs. Over 170 volunteers, student, and profession staff members from 35 universities and several more from industry. Total membership numbers include 47 universities and businesses. A new awards category was established to recognize outstanding support of NAADA at the regional level around the country.

Individual Awards:


Volunteer Service Award
S. Lawrence Davenport, North Carolina State

Front Line Award
Cynthia Tidwell-Shelton, Univ. of Arizona
Trina Beebe, The Ohio State University

Professional Achievement Award
Larry Erpelding, Kansas State University

Founders Distinguished Service Award
Founders Paul Appel, Rick Daluge, Bob LaPrad, Chuck Lindley, Mauri Williamson

Jane Longley-Cook Volunteer Service Award
Renee Keese, Clemson University

Ruby C. McSwain Outstanding NAADA Philanthropist Award
Gerald and Karen Kolschowsky, Iowa State University

Regional NAADA Awards
Marvin J. Walter, Iowa State University
Harris Smirth, Clemson University



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2004 Photos: Mobile, Alabama
2003 Photos: Columbus, Ohio
2002 Photos: Park City, Utah

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