BLACKSBURG, Va., March 29, 2012 – Charles C. Stallings, professor of dairy science and Virginia Cooperative Extension dairy specialist, has been conferred the “professor emeritus” title by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
The title of emeritus is conferred on retired full professors and associate professors, administrative officers, extra-collegiate faculty with continued appointment, and senior Extension agents who are specially recommended to the board of visitors by Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger. Nominated individuals who are approved by the board of visitors receive an emeritus certificate from the university.
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1979, Stallings has mentored graduate students and taught in the Agricultural Technology Program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He has presented numerous workshops and short courses throughout Virginia, the nation, and in multiple countries in Eastern Europe, the Mid-East, South America, northern Africa, and Asia.
In addition, Stallings has hosted, taught, and consulted with multiple international teams of dairy industry professionals and dairy producers. He served as interim department head of dairy science and associate director of Cooperative Extension.
Stallings received his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University and his master’s and Ph.D. from Michigan State.
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