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Title: National Delta Tau Alpha newsletter February 2005

The Achiever
?National Delta Tau Alpha newsletter ? February
Meet your National Advisor
Dr. Jean A. Gleichsner grew up on a dairy farm in
Wisconsin where she was involved in the high
school chapter of the Future Farmers of America
(FFA) and 4-H. She went on to attend the
University of Wisconsin-Madison where she
graduated with highest distinction, receiving
B.S. degrees in Agriculture Education (1982) and
Agronomy (1983). She then attended Oregon State
University where she earned both a M.S. and Ph.D.
in Weed Science in 1987 and 1988, respectively.
Dr. Gleichsner joined the Agriculture Department
at Fort Hays State University in 1988 as an
Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate
Professor in 1994. Over the years, she has
taught ten different courses. She has served as
the Delta Tau Alpha (DTA) Chapter Co-Advisor
(1989-1993), Chapter Advisor (1993-present) and
has served as the National DTA Advisor since
She is actively involved in campus and community
activities and was recognized for her service to
the College of Health and Life Sciences in 1994,
1998, and 2002. She has also received several
teaching awards. Dr. Gleichsner served a
two-year term (1997-98) as President of the
Kansas Association of Colleges and Teachers of
Agriculture (KACTA). She served a two year term
(1997-99) as Central Regional Director of the
North American Colleges and Teachers of
Agriculture (NACTA), Vice-President of NACTA
(1999-2000) and President of NACTA (2000-2001).
Dr. Gleichsner served as President of Phi Kappa
Phi at FHSU (2001-2002) and is currently serving
as Public Relations Officer. -Dr. Jean
I obtained my MS. and Ph.D. degrees at The
University of Tennessee after graduating from
Berea College. That was also a great learning
experience and my first experience at a large
university in a big town. I had real trouble
negotiating those one-way streets. I met my
wife, Nancy, there and married her in 1983. We
have two children, Mary who is 17 and Andy who is
15. Nancy and I moved to Louisiana after
graduation from The University of Tennessee and I
worked for 6 years on an agricultural experiment
station for Louisiana State University. We had
both our children in Louisiana and made lots of
good friends, but sort of got homesick for our
parents and Tennessee. We decided to apply for a
teaching job at Tennessee Tech University in 1990
and moved back to Middle Tennessee (which is the
next best thing to East Tennessee) in 1991. We
have been working at Tennessee Tech for 13 years
now, where I teach courses in Animal Science. It
has been a pleasure to work with the local Delta
Tau Alpha chapter at Tennessee Tech and make
acquaintances and develop relationships with
advisors and students from other colleges and
universities at the national conventions. I am
very excited about working with the National
Council and hope that my performance as national
treasurer will meet your expectations.
Meet your National Advisor
My name is Billy Bruce Greene and I spent the
first 18 years of my life on a hillside farm in
Upper East Tennessee where we raised cattle,
hogs, and tobacco. The greatest influence on my
life at that time was my grandfather who lived in
easy walking distance from my house. I believe I
owe much of my love for agriculture, extreme
interest in old things, and tendency to behave
like an old man since high school to him. I
obtained my B.S. degree in Agriculture from Berea
College in 1979. Some of my fondest memories and
best experiences occurred while at Berea College.
It was a great time of learning and social
development for me, once I recovered from the
shock of being away from home and using public
showers and bathrooms for the first time. I
majored in the animal science concentration with
aspirations of attending Vet School, but was not

I hope that everyone had a beautiful Valentines
Day! I spent mine at a Livestock Show. (how
romantic) I am getting excited about National
Convention. I hope to see as all of you
there!!! - Ashley Cranney
President's Corner