George M. Worrilow Award

Dr. George Worrilow, Dean of the College from 1954 to 1965

Everyone who ever met George Worrilow liked him. As dean, he ruled the college with vision, compassion and a determination to make it the best agricultural school in the land. When he saw something that needed done or a teacher he thought would make a great addition to the faculty, Worrilow was a bulldog; he vigorously pursued his goal until he achieved it.

As busy as his administrative schedule was, Worrilow still visited farmers throughout the state to check on how things were going in the field and learn what the college could do for them –a habit begun years before when he was a Delaware Cooperative Extension agricultural agent.

Fortysome years ago, when the Ag Alumni Association discussed establishing a service to agriculture award, there was no doubt in anyone’s mind whose name it should bear — Dean George M. Worrilow. Worrilow’s entire career was dedicated to better agriculture and better agricultural education. Named for a man whose belief in the art and business of agriculture and whose respect for the Delaware farmer were steadfast, the Worrilow Award is presented by the Ag Alumni Association each year to a graduate of the college who has exhibited outstanding service to agriculture.

2015 Worrilow Award Winner Erica Spackman (left) displays her plaque alongside CANR Distinguished Alumni Award winners. Joining them is CANR Dean Mark Rieger (third from left). For the full story on the 2015 award and additional photos, click

2015 Worrilow Award Winner Erica Spackman (left) displays her plaque alongside CANR Distinguished Alumni Award winners, including 1999 Worrilow Award Winner Thomas Fretz (second from left). Joining them is CANR Dean Mark Rieger (third from left). For the full story on the 2015 award and additional photos, click here and here.

 

2014 Worrilow Award Winner Robin Talley (holding plaque) is flanked by CANR Distinguished Alumni Award winners as well as former Worrilow Award Winners. Joining them is CANR Dean Mark Rieger (to Talley’s left). For the full story on the 2014 award and additional photos, click here and here.

 

2013 Worrilow Award Winner Ronald Ritter (center) is flanked by former Worrilow Award Winners Spangler (Buzz) Klopp and Ted Haas (left) and Grove Miller, Jack Gelb, and Joanne Whalen (right). They are joined by current UD Ag Alumni Association President Jennifer Walls (far left) and current UD Ag Alumni Association Treasurer Maria Pautler. For the full story on the 2013 award, click here.

2013 Worrilow Award Winner Ronald Ritter (center) is flanked by former Worrilow Award Winners Spangler (Buzz) Klopp and Ted Haas (left) and Grove Miller, Jack Gelb, and Joanne Whalen (right). They are joined by current UD Ag Alumni Association President Jennifer Walls (far left) and current UD Ag Alumni Association Treasurer Maria Pautler. For the full story on the 2013 award, click here .

 

2012 Worrilow Award Winner Jack Gelb (right) with former Worrilow Award Winners Ted Haas (left) and Spangler (Buzz) Klopp. For the full story on the 2012 award, click here.

 

2011 Worrilow Award Winner Joanne Whalen. For the full story on the 2011 award, click here.

Winners

  • 2015 – Erica Spackman – Class of 1997 M; 2001 PhD
  • 2014 – Robin Talley – Class of 1984; 1996 M
  • 2013 – Ronald Ritter – Class of 1975
  • 2012 – Jack Gelb, Jr. – Class of 1974; 1976 M
  • 2011 – Joanne Whalen – Class of 1983 M
  • 2010 – Robert Baker – Class of 1971
  • 2009 – Willis L. Kirk – Class of 1967
  • 2008 – Robert P. Mulrooney – Class of 1972; 1974 M
  • 2007 – Herman W. Cook, Jr. – Class of 1956
  • 2006 – J. Rennie Stavely – Class of 1961
  • 2005 – Fred W. Melchior, Jr. – Class of 1964; 1966 M
  • 2004 – S. Derby Walker – Class of 1968; 1970 M
  • 2003 – John L. Morris – Class of 1958 M
  • 2002 – Carlton C. Fifer – Class of 1962
  • 2001 – Ted Haas – Class of 1973
  • 2000 – Spangler Klopp – Class of 1966
  • 1999 – Thomas Fretz – Class of 1966 M; 1970 PhD
  • 1998 – Keith Carlisle – Class of 1964
  • 1997 – Walter C. Hopkins – Class of 1970
  • 1996 – George F. W. Haenlein – Class of 1960 M
  • 1995 – Edwin Kee – Class of 1973; 1975 M
  • 1994 – Chester Dickerson, Jr. – Class of 1962; 1964 M
  • 1993 – Sam Talucci – Class of 1951
  • 1992 – Henry P. Wilson – Class of 1963
  • 1991 – J.E. Legates – Class of 1943
  • 1990 – Wesley Towers – Class of 1964
  • 1989 – Donald F. Crossan – Class of 1950
  • 1988 – Horace Short – Class of 1942
  • 1987 – John K. Rosenberger – Class of 1966
  • 1986 – Ralph Barwick – Class of 1950
  • 1985 – William J. Benton – Class of 1959
  • 1984 – William N. Hopkins – Class of 1942
  • 1983 – John M. Curtis – Class of 1941
  • 1982 – David H. Woodward – Class of 1955
  • 1981 – F. Grove Miller – Class of 1951
  • 1980 – Thurman Adams, Jr. – Class of 1950
  • 1979 – William R. Ratledge – Class of 1938
  • 1978 – J. Allen Frear, Jr. – Class of 1924
  • 1977 – Ralph J. O’Day – Class of 1940
  • 1976 – Claude E. Phillips – Class of 1921
  • 1975 – Preston C. Townsend – Class of 1932
  • 1974 – Edward H. Ralph – Class of 1955; 1975 M
  • 1973 – Warren C. Newton – Class of 1961
  • 1972 – Byard V. Carmean – Class of 1931
  • 1971 – J. Frank Gordy – Class of 1928
  • 1970 – Edward H. Schabinger – Class of 1939

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