HAYS, Kan. -- Alumni Award recipient Dr. Linda J. Kennedy will give a presentation on "What Can you Do with a Grassland Besides Raise Livestock?" during her visit Fort Hays State University for Homecoming celebrations.
Her presentation will be a 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, in Albertson Hall, room 335, on the FHSU campus.
Kennedy, director of the National Audubon Society's Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch in southeastern Arizona, graduated summa cum laude from FHSU with a B.S. in biology in 1992 and earned her master's in biology in 1994. She earned a doctorate in botany from Arizona State University in 1999. The Appleton-Whittell Ranch is a 7,000-acre sanctuary and research facility in southeastern Arizona. Her responsibilities include land stewardship, initiating and supervising research projects, and planning and implementing educational and outreach programs.
Kennedy is one of five recipients of this year's Alumni Achievement Award, to be presented at the Alumni and endowment Awards Reception and Banquet Friday, Sept. 29. The Alumni Achievement Award recognizes graduates who have made outstanding, unselfish contributions in service to community, state or nation, both as citizens in their chosen careers and through philanthropy.