In recognition of Dr. Mike Waldvogel’s contribution to the pest management industry in North Carolina, the North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) launched the NCPMA Extension Program Endowment in Honor of Mike Waldvogel at North Carolina State University.
The NCPMA Extension Program Endowment in Honor of Mike Waldvogel will support the ongoing work of North Carolina State University, focusing on supporting positions that directly contribute to the education of the pest management industry. The endowment honors Dr. Waldvogel, extension associate professor and extension specialist in North Carolina State University’s Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology.
“Dr. Waldvogel has been an instrumental part of the pest management industry in North Carolina for decades. His knowledge of pests, their behaviors and trends is unparalleled, and we, as an industry, are truly thankful for all of the insight, guidance and wisdom he has shared with us throughout the years,” says Clint Miller, NCPMA president. “It is our privilege to be able to honor his contribution to the state by creating this endowment which will safeguard the academic positions that have played such a significant role in furthering the North Carolina pest management industry and ensure that future generations are able to receive quality entomology education.”
The NCPMA board has committed $50,000 to this endowment. These funds will be joined with a previous endowment fund created by NCPMA in 2002.
Founded in 1952, the NCPMA is the only statewide association dedicated to representing and educating North Carolina’s pest management professionals. NCPMA promotes the continued cooperation and success of all pest management businesses in North Carolina.