1990 Award of Distinction Recipients

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Maynard A. Amerine

Maynard Amerine (deceased) was considered one of the foremost wine researchers of his time. He served as chair of the UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology. His leadership brought worldwide recognition to the department.

William F. Borror

Equipped with a degree in animal husbandry from UC Davis, Borror went on to become a renowned leader in the genetic improvement of beef cattle. He has also been a collaborator in UC Davis animal science research and education programs and a vigorous supporter of secondary school agricultural education.

Royce S. Bringhurst

Royce Bringhurst, retired professor of pomology, and Victor Voth, pomologist at the University of California South Coast Field Station in Irvine, are noted for their long-time collaborative research in strawberry breeding, resulted in the introduction of 30 strawberry varieties extremely valuable to growers in the United States and abroad.

J. Bernell Harlan

A 1931 UC Davis graduate, Bernell Harlan organized farmers into statewide cooperatives, including the California Tomato Growers Association. He was among the first California agricultural leaders to venture into agricultural development in foreign countries.

Alyce and Lindsay Jewett

Alyce and Lindsay Jewett earned UC Davis degrees in animal husbandry. Long interested in agricultural education, they have provided exceptional volunteer leadership and support to alumni programs for many years.

Maurice V. Johnson

Maurice Johnson studied agricultural engineering at UC Davis and later launched a career with Sunkist Growers. As both engineer and vice president of research and development, Johnson's leadership led to engineering advances that proved valuable to the worldwide citrus industry.

Milton D. Miller

Milton Miller (deceased) graduated from UC Davis in 1935. Employed by the UC Cooperative Extension Service for 39 years, he played a key role in helping California farmers understand and use rapidly developing agricultural technology.

Margaret B. Rosenberg

While operating their 20,0600-acre ranch in Monterey County, California, Margaret and Walter Rosenberg (both deceased) collaborated on educational and research projects with UC Cooperative Extension. Upon her husband's death, Margaret created the Walter Rosenberg Endowment Fund. Capital generated from the fund supports research in animal science, agronomy, vegetable crops and agricultural engineering.

Leroy B. Sharp, Jr.

Livestock producer Roy Sharp, Jr. received a B.S. degree in animal science from UC Davis in 1950. A pioneer in the California pork industry, he designed and developed innovative, energy-efficient, environmentally sensitive operations, sharing his expertise with livestock producers around the world.

Kenneth K. Tanji

Kenneth Tanji, professor in the UC Davis Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, has coordinated efforts by scientists and state and federal agencies to address California water problems, such as the selenium contamination of the Kesterson Reservoir, as well as issues affecting arid and semi-arid areas of the world. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from UC Davis.

Victor Voth

Royce Bringhurst, retired professor of pomology, and Victor Voth, pomologist at the University of California South Coast Field Station in Irvine, are noted for their long-time collaborative research in strawberry breeding, resulted in the introduction of 30 strawberry varieties extremely valuable to growers in the United States and abroad.

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