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Morrison School recognizes industry, colleagues

March 29, 2007

MESA, Ariz. — The Arizona State University Morrison School of Management and Agribusiness at the Polytechnic campus will announce the recipients of its Community Partnership, Outstanding Service and Lifetime Achievement awards at an annual luncheon today, where those from industry as well as within ASU are recognized for making a difference in the school.

The school receives input from and partners with industry for a number of its program development, from helping keep curriculum current and pledging scholarships to providing tours and presenting to classes.

This year’s industry recipients of the Community Partnership Award include Bill R. Charlton of the Boeing Company, the Institute of Real Estate Management, Tolleson Dairy – Kroger Manufacturing and Westcor.

Industry recipients of the Outstanding Service Award include Ted Axland, president of the Phoenix Agricultural Club; Grayhawk Golf Club; Toka Sticks Golf Course; Bob Broeckelman, director of Employment and Training at U.S. Ag-Bank; Joel Lorenzen, vice president and chief credit officer with Farm Credit Services Southwest in Tempe, Ariz.; and Marc Isaacs, president and CEO of Sun Orchard. Jim Lewis, a 1956 ASU graduate and former executive with Bayer Animal Health, will be recognized for his longstanding service on the Morrison School’s advisory council.

And finally, the school will recognize a prominent community figure for his contributions to ASU, agriculture and the East Valley community. The school bestows the Lifetime Achievement Award to the late Marvin Morrison, a prominent pioneer in the East Valley community and agriculture. Marvin and June Morrison endowed the school and the Morrison Institute at ASU to improve education, public knowledge and community.

“We have benefited greatly from industry and community involvement, and these awards are the school’s way of saying thank you and letting them know we are grateful,” said Paul Patterson, dean.

The award luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., ASU’s Polytechnic campus Cooley Ballroom. For information, call (480) 727-1586.