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RESOLUTION
conferring upon
DR. CHARLES W. KNIGHT
the title of
Associate Professor of Agronomy, Emeritus

WHEREAS Dr. Charles W. Knight served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction in teaching, research and public service from 1978 to 2001; and

WHEREAS Dr. Knight's impact has been felt in the numerous undergraduate and graduate courses he taught; and he was instrumental in the development of the two capstone courses of Natural Resource Management; and, in his role as advisor, has helped guide 26 undergraduates in their senior theses and 17 graduate students in their post-graduate work; and is highly regarded by students for his knowledge of the curriculum and his sincere interest in students' success; and whose dedication has been recognized through the Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, and through the Teaching Award of Merit from the National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture ; and

WHEREAS Dr. Knight has conducted research with concrete applications in northern agriculture, including the co-release of a variety of Alaskan barley; and whose studies frequently combine science with economics by demonstrating the viability of ventures like rapeseed farming and seed processing; and whose work also improves our ability to manage natural resources while improving the environment; and

WHEREAS Dr. Knight has long demonstrated his commitment to disseminating information among Alaska's farmers by providing them with annual evaluations and recommendations; and was a key figure in developing the infrastructure for the Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station's Delta Research Site, near Delta Junction, Alaska; and encourages upcoming generations of scientists and agriculturalists by working with area school science fairs;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the faculty of the University of Alaska Fairbanks expresses its deep appreciation to Dr. Charles W. Knight for his extensive contributions to both the state of Alaska and the University; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Fairbanks, in further recognition of the invaluable services rendered by Dr. Knight and as evidence of the University's desire that his identification with the University be maintained, hereby salutes the appointment of Dr. Charles W. Knight as Associate Professor of Agronomy, Emeritus; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be appropriately engrossed and signed by the Chancellor of the University of Alaska Fairbanks as further evidence of the esteem and respect in which he holds Dr. Charles W. Knight, and conveyed to Dr. Knight on this day of May 12, 2002.

 

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