Left to right: Kirby Player, Beth Crocker, Jamie Lucero (NAADA President) and Kim Arp.

Left to right: Kirby Player, Beth Crocker, Jamie Lucero (NAADA President) and Kim Arp.

The National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association (NAADA) presented alumni of Clemson’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences with two of its highest national awards during its annual conference in Columbus, Ohio.

Beth Crocker (’97, Animal Science), Sennah Honea (’14, Agricultural Education), and Tyler Brown (’09 Forest Resource Management) were recognized by the association for their dedication and creativity to advancing CAFLS’ alumni and development mission.

Crocker earned the NAADA “Above and Beyond Partner” award for working outside the realm of her official responsibilities as Clemson University Associate General Counsel to further the goals of CAFLS alumni, communications, development and student services programs.

“Beth seeks to give her heart, soul, mind and strength to whatever endeavor she is engaged in,” said Honea, who is also CAFLS director of alumni relations. “She instructs classes as a guest lecturer and she is always willing to judge or emcee agricultural youth events for FFA, 4-H or a college organization.  She continues to provide volunteer support for our annual alumni tailgate, the South Carolina Commissioner’s School for Agriculture, our annual benefit golf tournament and almost any other role we ask her to fulfill.”

Honea and Brown received one of three NAADA “Time and Change” awards for their creativity in designing and implementing unique alumni events and outreach solutions. CAFLS was recognized for Clays for CAFLS, a trap shooting event that took place at Palmetto Shooting Sports Complex in Edgefield. Clays for CAFLS was attended by more than 100 alumni and friends of CAFLS and raised more than $17,000 for student and alumni engagement.

Honea praised Brown, chair of the Student and Alumni Activities Committee, for his leadership in the event.

“Tyler was instrumental in the huge success of Clays for CAFLS. We could not have done it without his hard work,” Honea said.