Graduate Student receives Smick Scholarship
Amy Salamone, PhD student with Dr. Debra Inglis, professor of plant pathology and located at NWREC, Mount Vernon, was selected to receive the Alexander A. Smick Scholarship in Rural Community Service and Development. The scholarship will be instrumental in Amy’s Farming for Wildlife research and for organizing a laboratory training session that she will lead at the 2014 WWA Potato Workshop. Amy’s goal for the session is to make molecular analyses (DNA extraction, RT-PCR) more relatable to interested growers so that they can identify with the tools available for plant pathogen detection and pathology research.
Professor Alexander Smick was a WSU faculty member from 1930 to 1971. He had an outstanding record and very strong interest in community organization and outreach. The scholarship was established through the generosity of Professor Smick’s widow, Mrs. Agnes Odegaard Smick. Mrs. Smick’s niece, Ruth Holmes, continues to support the award.