OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

OSU to honor four agriculture alumni for professional work

10/22/2010

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences will honor four alumni for their professional accomplishments on Oct. 29. 

Jason Tosch of Hillsboro, Ore., will receive the Luminary Award. Tosch is the director of viticulture at Anne Amie Vineyards in Carlton. Prior to that, he was the vineyard manager at Ponzi Vineyards and vice president of production at Oregon Roses. He chairs the board for the nonprofit, Low Input Viticulture and Enology (LIVE). Tosch graduated from OSU with a bachelor’s degree in horticultural science in 1994.

Scott D. Campbell and James McKim will receive Leader Awards. Campbell, of Portland, is the founder of Medical Management International, a major private veterinary practice. He and his wife, Sandy, in 2008 donated funds to start the Banfield Professorship in Companion Animal Industries at OSU. Campbell earned his bachelor’s degree in animal sciences from OSU in 1981 and graduated from its College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985.

McKim, who lives in Kalamazoo, Mich., is the founder and chief scientific officer of CeeTox, a contract research organization. He holds multiple patents and is an adjunct associate professor at Michigan State University’s department of pharmacology and toxicology. McKim received his doctorate in biomechanical and molecular toxicology from OSU in 1989.

Hiram Larew of Upper Marlboro, Md., will receive the Legacy Award for career lifetime achievement. Larew works for the U.S. Department of Agriculture as director of the Center for International Programs at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. He oversees programs in sustainable development in Asia and Africa and guides Extension and food aid research projects in Iraq. He also is a published poet and was a 2006 nominee for the Pushcart Prize. Larew earned his master’s degree in botany from OSU in 1977 and a doctorate in entomology from the university in 1981.