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2011 Distinguished Alumni - CASNR

2011 Distinguished Alumni - CASNR

Mr. Scott Dewald

"The successes of each stand as a testament to the positive influence our graduates can and do have in their chosen career fields and in their communities," said Robert E. Whitson, vice president, dean and director of OSU's Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. "They embody a standard of sustained excellence to be held in the highest regard."

One of our department's agricultural communications alumni, Mr. Scott Dewald, was awarded this prestigious honor.

Scott Dewald, a native of Fargo and current resident of Dover, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural communications from Oklahoma State University in 1985, and conducted post-graduate work in speech communications and consultancy at OSU from 1987 to 1989.

He is best known throughout Oklahoma as the executive vice-president of both the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association and Oklahoma Cattlemen's Foundation, as well as publisher of the "Oklahoma Cowman" magazine and senior adviser of the Oklahoma Junior Cattlemen's Association. Dewald has served in all four positions since 1996.

In his roles with OCA and OCF, Dewald works closely with members of the Oklahoma congressional delegation, the state legislature, Oklahoma Governor's office and other state officials in negotiating and drafting legislation, policy and rules that reflect the interests of Oklahoma's beef producers. He is also active in the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.

Dewald has provided insight and input to OSU's Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources through its State Advisory Council since 1996. He also serves on the advisory board of the Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory at OSU, and is active in the Midwest International Ag Consortium, Sirloin Club of Oklahoma and Stockyards City Main Street Program.

Click here to view the full list of names and biographies of the 2011 CASNR Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients.

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