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York receives prestigious Holladay Medal

Dr. Alan C. York, William Neal Reynolds Professor of Crop Science and extension weed specialist in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is one of two university faculty members receiving the 2009 Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence. N.C. State University’s board of trustees presented the award to York and to Dr. William Adler, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor of religious studies, in recognition of their outstanding careers at the university. The Holladay Medal is highest honor bestowed on a faculty member by N.C. State University.

The medals were presented during the university's Honors Baccalaureate and Celebration of Academic Excellence on May 7 in the McKimmon Center.

York has served the College and N.C. State for more than 30 years as a teacher, researcher and Extension specialist. The first Extension specialist to be appointed a William Neal Reynolds Professor, York has spent his career working to help growers control weeds and to grow cotton, corn, soybeans and small grains profitably. He has served on the boards of directors of the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology, the Southern Weed Science Society, and the Weed Science Society of North Carolina (for which he has also served as president). York is a fellow of the Weed Science Society of America and was named the 2007 Weed Scientist of the Year by the Southern Weed Science Society.

The Holladay Medal is named for Col. Alexander Quarles Holladay, the university's first president. It recognizes the contributions of faculty members in teaching, research and service. Winners receive a medal and a framed certificate, and their names are inscribed on a plaque in the NC State Faculty Senate chambers.

-- NCSU News Services