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Pardue new head of Poultry Science


Sam Pardue

Dr. Sam Pardue, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor at N.C. State University, became head of the Department of Poultry Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences July 1.

Pardue earned his bachelor's degree in poultry science and master's and doctoral degrees in physiology at N.C. State. He was involved in postdoctoral research at the University of Massachusetts.

He became an assistant professor of poultry science at N.C. State in 1989, rising to the rank of professor in 1998. He also has served as undergraduate teaching coordinator for poultry science. Previously, he was an assistant professor at Texas A&M University and an instructor at Lenoir Community College.

He has received numerous recognitions for his teaching, research and service achievements. At N.C. State, he has been named to the Academy of Outstanding Teachers (1996) and received the Poultry Science Association Student Recruitment Award (1993). He also received the 1994 Purina Mills Teaching Award.

- Natalie Hampton