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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Special Events

December 2011

The annual SIMRU Christmas Party/Luncheon was held on the 4th floor of Bldg. 1 on Thursday, December 8.

A retirement reception was held for Rosie Ford and Charles Lanford in the NBCL Conference Room facility on December 20.  They retired with 32 and 42 years of federal service, respectively, and the large number of attendees was indicative of the many friends and contacts they made through their careers with the ARS in Stoneville.

October 2011

Yolanda Harvey and Tabatha Ramsey attended a Youth Motivation Task Force Conference at Mississippi Valley State University on October 17-18, 2011.

September 2011

A unit-wide meeting of all SIMRU staff was held September 29, 2011 to confirm SIMRUs mission and vision statements, review progress over the last fiscal year, and encourage dialogue among staff.

March 2011

Randy Luttrell and Kenya Dixon organized a one-hour tour and presentation of the Southern Insect Management Research Unit for Steve Jones and a group of students from Mountain Valley College in Dallas, Texas.

January 2011

Maribel Portilla served as a science fear judge at Matty Akin Elementary on January 20 in Greenville MS.

December 2010

On December 17, SIMRU held its annual Christmas dinner.   That evening an open house for SIMRU was hosted by the Luttrell’s in Lake Village, Arkansas.

November 2010

A Thanksgiving luncheon was held in SIMRU on November 8, 2010.

Yolanda Harvey and Tabatha Ramsey attended a Youth Motivation Task Force Conference at Mississippi Valley State University on November 7-9, 2010.

October 2010

Maribel Portilla served as a co-chair of the Annual Hispanic Celebrations event, held at CAP center on October 7.

August 2010

A back to school cookout was held to recognize students working in SIMRU on August 5, 2010.

A unit-wide meeting of all SIMRU staff was held on August 11, 2010 to discuss unit vision and suggestions for management.

June 2010

SIMRU organized a surprise cookout “Dr. Randall Luttrell Welcome Aboard Cookout” on June 24, 2010.

February 2010

Maribel Portilla participated as judge for the Science and Engineering Fair at Manning Elementary School (Greenville) and Boyd Elementary School (Greenville) February 4 and 5, respectively.

 


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