2010 Distinguished Alumnus Award Winner announced

Dr. Scott Salom, professor of entomology at Virginia Tech University has been chosen as the recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Alumnus Award for the department of entomology. Dr. Salom Dr. Scott Salom 2010 Distinguished Alumearned a bachelor of science degree from Iowa State University in 1981, a master of science in entomology at the University of Arkansas in 1985, and a PhD from the University of British Columbia in 1989.

Dr. Salom has been a part of the Virginia Tech department of entomology since 1989. During his time at Virginia tech Dr. Salom has published more than 100 papers on his research with southern pine beetle, pales weevil, hemlock woolly adelgid, and the classical biological control of Ailanthus altissima (tree of heaven). Along with conducting many research projects Dr. Salom has a strong service record and helped to form the Southern Pine Beetle Working Group, the web-based Southern Pine Beetle Information Directory, and the Southern Pine Beetle Internet Control Center.

Dr. Salom will be visiting the department of entomology during the fall 2010 semester to accept his award and present a seminar to the department.

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