Student enrollment grows at Rose State
Final fall semester enrollment numbers at Rose State College show a large increase for the second consecutive year. After a bump of 400 students last year, fall 2017 enrollment is up another 642 students. Officials report nearly 9,000 students currently are taking courses at Rose State.
“It’s a phenomenal swing in the course of a few years to have this kind of enrollment growth,” Rose State President Jeanie Webb said in the announcement. “It takes dedicated work by a lot of people to make it happen. It is a great testimony to the Rose State educational product and partnerships.”
Rose State reports a 15 percent increase in the number of part-time students, a 6 percent increase in the number of students taking online courses and a 15 percent increase in the number of high school students taking concurrent courses.
Noble Research Institute professor honored
A professor with the Noble Research Institute has been named a Fellow of the Crop Science Society of America. Election as a CSSA Fellow is the highest honor bestowed by the organization.
Twain Butler will be formally presented with the award at the CSSA annual meeting in October. The annual awards are
presented for outstanding contributions to agronomy through education, national and international service, and research.
Butler’s research is focused on tall fescue, alfalfa, wheat and bermudagrass grazing systems to determine the optimal forages for the Southern Great Plains. The works helps livestock producers understand the best management practices for their operations.
Butler also is the project manager for a national cover crop research initiative launched by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research and the Noble Research Institute in March 2017. The $6.6 million initiative will promote soil health through the development and adoption of new cover crops across the United States.