Entomology honors distinguished alumnus

Richard Brown, professor of entomology and plant pathology at Mississippi State University, was presented the 2009 Distinguished Alumnus Award for the department of entomology during a Brown distingued alumreception Sept. 11.   Brown is also a faculty member of the Mississippi State Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine.

 Brown, an Arkansas native, earned a bachelor of science degree in zoology at the University of Arkansas in 1970 and a master's degree in entomology in 1973. He has three siblings who also are U of A alumni: Stanley Brown, BSA '63; Joyce Bequette, BS '63; and Elvin Brown, BSA '63, MS '69.

Earlier in the day, Dr. Brown gave a lecture, "The search for moths and incongruous paradigms - a 40 year retrospective."