Syngenta Awards 2012 Scholarships
Last night at OFA Short Course, Irene Palmer, a graduate student at North Carolina State University, and Lauren Tuski, a senior at Michigan State University, were awarded the Glenn Goldsmith Breeding Scholarship and Goldsmith Seeds Floriculture Business Advancement Scholarships respectively. The announcement was made by Syngenta’s Keelan Pulliam on Sunday evening at the Industry Town Hall Meeting at OFA Short Course in Columbus, Ohio. In its second year, the Syngenta Scholarship program awards two $7,500 scholarships to recognize academic achievement in plant breeding and floriculture business. The program was created by Syngenta to acknowledge how today’s students are “Bringing Plant Potential to Life.” Palmer, the 2012 Glenn Goldsmith Breeding Scholarship winner, is working on her Master’s degree in horticulture science at NCSU in Raleigh, N.C. Tuski is the recipient of the 2012 Goldsmith Seeds Floriculture Business Advancement Scholarship. She is majoring in horticulture and professional writing at MSU in East Lansing, Mich.