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Chuks Alfred Ogbonnaya

agronomist , entomologist , environmentalist

Chuks Alfred Ogbonnaya, Nigerian entomologist, agronomist, environmentalist. Certified professional crop scientist, professional agronomist. Recipient Times Teaching award, 1990, Chancellor's Professors award Virginia, 1990; Fulbright senior scholar, 1993-1994.

Background

Ogbonnaya, Chuks Alfred was born on June 30, 1953 in Akoli-Imenyi, Abia, Nigeria. Came to the United States, 1975. Son of Alfred Agbaeze and Christy (Agubuche) Ogbonnaya.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Nebraska, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy, University Nebraska, 1985. Master of Science, Northwest Missouri State University, 1981.

Career

Laboratory assistant, U. Nebraska, Lincoln, 1976-1978;research assistant, U. Nebraska, Lincoln, 1978-1980, 82-85;postdoctoral fellow, U. Nebraska, Lincoln, 1985;assistant professor, postdoctoral fellow, Mountain Empire College, Big Stone Gap, Virginia, 1985-1990;professor, Mountain Empire College, Big Stone Gap, Virginia, since 1990;coordinator, professor environmental science department, Mountain Empire College, Big Stone Gap, Virginia, since 1986;professor, 1995. Distinguished scholar-in-residence Pennsylvania State University, summer 1990, visiting professor, 1990.

Achievements

  • Certified professional crop scientist, professional agronomist.

Religion

Regular ceremonies enable people to open themselves to God more fully. They help people to hear God's offer and challenge ever more deeply, and to allow God to prompt and enable them to respond.

Politics

When peaceful alternatives to resolve the conflict failed, the use of force may be the only option to check aggression or genocide.

Views

Anyone may appear in hardship and poverty. Never give up in pursuit of happiness and one day you will find yourself in the right place, where God gives the sense of joy and assurances you are looking for.

Membership

Soccer coach Parks and Recreation, Big Stone Gap, 1989. Member Virginia Water Resources Statewide Advisory Board, government-mined land reclamation advisory board. Member American Society Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Entomological Society, Virginia Academy of Sciences, Virginia Mining Association (Outstanding Contribution to Comty. award 1993), International Platform Association (Faculty of Year 2008), Phi Beta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, soccer.

Connections

Married Joyce Elizabeth Belgrave, March 30, 1985. Children: Latoya, Oluchi, Kelechi, Chioma.

father:
Alfred Agbaeze Ogbonnaya

mother:
Christy (Agubuche) Ogbonnaya

spouse:
Joyce Elizabeth Belgrave

children:
Latoya Ogbonnaya

Oluchi Ogbonnaya

Kelechi Ogbonnaya

Chioma Ogbonnaya