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August 6, 2002

Purdue alum to be inducted into hall of fame

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A former Purdue University professor and coach of the livestock judging team will be admitted into the Indiana Livestock Breeders Association (ILBA) Hall of Fame.

Roger Hunsley will be honored at 6:30 p.m. Thursday (8/8) at the Indiana State Fair in the Pepsi Coliseum.

Hunsley, of Omaha Neb., was a professor of animal sciences and taught at Purdue from 1967-1983. He also coached the livestock judging team for 16 years and led three teams to the national championships in 1971, 1973 and 1978.

Hunsley was awarded outstanding teacher in animal sciences at Purdue in 1973, 1975 and 1978. He received the exceptional achievement award given by the Midwest section of the American Society of Animal Sciences. He also was awarded outstanding professor of the year award, given by Iowa State University, in 1967.

Hunsley has been the executive secretary of the American Shorthorn Association for 19 years, the longest continuously serving secretary in shorthorn breed history. Some of his responsibilities include overseeing the association and helping decide what direction the breed will take.

The ILBA was formed in 1960 and is open to all types of livestock producers. Induction into the ILBA is the highest award in the association. Hunsley will be entering the hall of fame as an educator and builder of the industry.

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