University of GeorgiaMary Ann Parsons, John R. Hayes and Marie Truesdell each received a University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Alumni Association young alumni achievement award Sept. 16 in Athens, Ga.
Parsons is a 2002 UGA graduate with a bachelor's degree in agricultural communications, minoring in agribusiness, and is working on a master's degree in agricultural leadership. She is the development coordinator and assistant executive director of the Georgia 4-H Foundation.
Hayes received his bachelor's degree in environmental economics and management from UGA in 1995 and his master's in agricultural economics in 1997. He is general manager and partner of Lasseter Implement Company in Hazlehurst, Ga.
Truesdell, a 1999 UGA graduate with a Ph.D. in agricultural economics, chairs the department of business and is an assistant professor at Marian College in Indianapolis, Ind.
(Niki Newberry is a student assistant with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Alumni Association.)