Saturday, October 30, 2010

Musings of a Depression-Era Southern Farm Boy

Book Description: In Musings of a Depression-Era Southern Farm Boy (2010), John Wade Fuquay shares his reflections on his life and offers his views on several issues confronting our nation today. In it, the author describes growing up as a Quaker in rural North Carolina during the Great Depression and World War II, and how he felt coming home after graduate school. The author then offers reflections "on various sundry topics" from his life experience both on the farm and as a university professor. Finally, the author explores universal themes that he finds relevant as both a churchgoer and as a scientist.

About the Author: A native of North Carolina, John W. Fuquay graduated from North Carolina State University and became a pilot in the Air Force, only to return home to manage his clan's dairy farm for four years. Deciding to further his education, the author eventually earned his Ph.D. from Penn State University, and became a Professor of Dairy Science for 30 years at Mississippi State University until his retirement in 1999. Fuquay is the co-author of a college textbook, Applied Animal Reproduction, and was editor of the Encyclopedia of Dairy Science. The author is married, and has two sons and two grandchildren.

1993 Grisham Fellow Award

The first John Grisham Faculty Excellence Awards were presented Aug. 20,1993 during the fall semester Faculty Convocation. Honored were from left, Clyde Williams and Patrick Creevy of the English Department, Jack L. Bartlett of the Art Department, and John W. Fuquay of the Department of Animal and Dairy Science. The university's Instructional Improvement Committee sponsors convocation.

John W. Fuquay has been named 2003 Dairy Science Distinguished Alumnus. Dr. Fuquay was born in Burlington, North Carolina. He earned his B.S. in Animal Industry in 1955 and his M.S. in Animal Science in 1966 from North Carolina State University. In 1969 he was awarded the Ph.D. in Dairy Science from The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Fuquay was on the faculty in the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences at Mississippi State University from 1969 to 1999 and is Professor Emeritus of Animal and Dairy Science in Reproductive and Environmental Physiology.

Dr. Fuquay is a Fellow in the American Dairy Science Association and was awarded the Association's Award of Honor in 2002. He served as Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Dairy Science from 1997 to 2002 and as Section Editor from 1991 to 1994. Dr. Fuquay was an editor for a major reference work, Encyclopedia of Dairy Sciences, which was published by Academic Press in 2003. John has been highly recognized for his talents in the classroom. He is the recipient of the Purina Mills, Inc. Teaching Award in 1988 from the American Dairy Science Association, the Award of Merit for Teaching from Gamma Sigma Delta in 1982 and the Grisham Faculty Excellence Award from Mississippi State University in 1993.

Dr. Fuquay is coauthor of Applied Animal Reproduction which is in its 5th edition with the 6th edition in production currently. John and his wife, Charlotte, have two sons, Michael and David.

1955 North Carolina State University yearbook photograph (The Agromeck). Among other activities, John Wade Fuquay was Student Cabinet President in 1955. See the Student Cabinet group photograph below.



No comments:

Post a Comment