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OARDC Announces 2009 Brown, Family Scholarship Winners

August 17, 2009

WOOSTER, Ohio — The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) has announced the 2009 winners of its Family Scholarship and James and Yvonne Brown Scholarship awards.


• Robin Moore of Columbus, a biology major at Ohio State University, and Daniel Myers of Wooster, an economics major also at Ohio State, will each receive $1,000 as part of the Family Scholarship program, open to the dependents of OARDC faculty and staff members at any of the center’s locations — Wooster, Columbus and eight outlying agricultural research stations.

• Amanda Haddix of South Vienna, who will major in agricultural economics with a focus on international marketing and policy at Ohio State, and Jamie Imhoff of Polk, studying family and consumer science education at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, will also each receive $1,000 as part of the James and Yvonne Brown Scholarship program, open to the dependents of non-faculty employees at Wooster and the outlying stations.

Moore is the daughter of Richard Moore, a professor in the Department of Human and Community Resource Development and the director of the Environmental Science Graduate Program.

Myers is the son of Greg Myers, lab animal facility manager with the Food Animal Health Research Program.

Haddix is the daughter of Mike Haddix, an agricultural technician at OARDC’s Western Agricultural Research Station in South Charleston.

Imhoff is the daughter of Jeff Imhoff, a maintenance supervisor in OARDC’s Facilities Services department.

The OARDC Director’s Office and employee donations to Ohio State’s Campus Campaign fund the Family Scholarship program.

A donation by former OARDC associate director and retired forestry professor James Brown and his wife, Yvonne, created the scholarship program that bears their names.

Both programs help pay for books, tuition and other college costs. Winner are chosen by a selection committee of OARDC employees.

OARDC ( is the research arm of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and is the largest university agbioscience research center in the United States.

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Kurt Knebusch
OARDC Human Resources office