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​​Foundation Testimonials

"I thank the Office of International Programs for the Books to the World Award through which I received four (4) copies of Essential Plant Pathology for teaching Biology of Plant Pathogens, an Introductory Plant Pathology Course at the Chinhoyi University of Technology in Zimbabwe.

After receiving this bo​ok, in the first semester of teaching, seven (7) students shared the books and currently a class of 30 students is sharing the books. It has been eas​​y for me to assign chapters that they have to read so as to better understand plant pathology because the book is simple to read and well written. It engages the student and ignites curiosity with questions and answers in the text and at the end of each chapter. This is a great book that covers all aspects of plant pathology and introduces the student who is taking plant pathology for the first time to biotic and abiotic causes of plant diseases, factors affecting their development, how to diagnose them and how to manage them without being overwhelming. Teaching plant pathology was much easier for me this time around because of this great all-encompassing well-written resource book."

Tsitsi Ndowora Nyamupingidza
Chinhoyi University of Technology, Zimbabwe
2016 Books for the World Recipient

"The text books and compendia donated by the APS OIP Library Donation and Books for the World programs will be an invaluable addition to our plant pathology capacity building program in the Lao PDR. The bulk of the books will be housed in the Crop Disease Diagnostics Laboratory of the Provincial Agriculture and Forestry Office in Pakse, Champasak Province, with copies distributed to a second diagnostic laboratory in Savannakhet Province, the Sai-Nyai eco-school located in Batchieng District and the National University of Laos, Nabong Campus. The books will assist current and future volunteers, as well the local laboratory staff in diagnostic, training and extension efforts to district and provincial staff and farmers." 

Dr. Kylie Ireland
2014 Global Experience Awardeer

"I am sure you have an idea how hard it is to get a single little thing done in this part of the world. Most of the time you ended up trouble shooting more than real research. I was in a sampling trip in the background field of this picture and 2 months later I was told that it has completely collapsed due to late blight infections. The farmer ended up with zero income. This award really helps me to initiate science in Sri Lanka and it really encouraged me to do something different in society. APS is really a different kind of society with a great view. Thank you very much APS."

Renuka Attanayake
University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka


"​The APS travel award has been a matter of constant encouragement and motivation for me. The honor continues; it is something that did not end at the award ceremony."

Bindu Poudel
University of Arkansas
The 2010 Virology Travel Awardee 2010

"I am extremely grateful for the APS Student Travel Awards that I received. It not only allowed me the opportunity to present my work, network with other researchers, and meet potential employers, but also broadened my knowledge of plant pahology."

Tiffany Enzenbacher
Michigan State University


"For me, receiving the APS travel award…allowed me to meet "many scientists whose research I have followed…and present in front of a large group of intellectuals. Most notably it opened many networking opportunities for my future career search. For this, I am thankful."

A. Michele Burnham
University of Georgia
Dennis H. Hall and Donald E. Munnecke APS Student Travel Award

"In 2010, APS awarded me the Raymond J. Tarleton Fellowship to fund a short research stint in La Réunion, France, a R. solanacearum hot-spot. I am greatly indebted to APS and the Tarleton Fellowship for this unique opportunity to grow academically and professionally in the global phytopath community."

Jonathan M. Jacobs
University of Wisconsin-Madison


"These awards provided me necessary funds to present my research in big arena of world renowned plant pathologists. This opportunity also allowed me to gain valuable input from the Plant Pathology scientific community that was relevant to my research."

Bhabesh Dutta
University of Georgia 
10th I. E. Melhus Graduate Student Symposium

"I was so excited and happy when I received my Travel Award from APS Foundation. It was a rich experience and a unique opportunity for me to attend the meeting."

Marcos Da Silva
Iowa State University


"The Society has provided a caring, professional environment and excellent opportunities for me. I am looking forward to the future with APS."

Peter Horevaj, Ph.D.
University of Arkansas
The J. Artie and Arra Browning Award

"The Foundation is critical to the future of plant pathology. Its scope and assistance to new and established plant pathologists has made it possible for APS to be the premier source of information in the world."

Anne K. Vidaver
University of Nebraska
Long-time APS Foundation Donor and Supporter


"The pursuit of an advanced degree is a significant investment and support from APS, as well as the dedication exhibited by APS members, reinforces my commitment to plant pathology."

R. Ryan McNally
Michigan State University
2010 Arthur Kelman Student Travel Awardee

“APS helped me tremendously as a graduate student and as a young professor, and I wanted to help other budding plant pathologists. It wasn't much at first, but I am glad I started early with annual contributions. It has added up, and I am proud to have helped the society help others develop their careers.” 

Tom Harrington
Iowa State University
Former Recipient, Current Donor