James K. Rathmell Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Recipient: Christopher Currey, Purdue University
Currey, a PhD candidate at Purdue University, hopes to continue working in research and education and will be pursuing this goal through collaboration at the University of Queensland, Australia. “My career goals are to combine education, outreach, and research to ensure the continued success and further the advancement of floriculture for consumers, industry and science,” says Currey.
The Rathmell Scholarship is awarded to junior or senior level undergraduates or graduate students who have a specific plan for horticulture work/study outside of the United States. Jim Rathmell was a horticulture extension specialist at Penn State University who promoted communication and cooperation with horticulturists in other countries. A widely published author, he worked with commercial growers to implement many outstanding educational programs.