RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) has launched the NCPMA Extension Program Endowment in honor of Mike Waldvogel at North Carolina State University.
The endowment 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 Mike Waldvogel, Ph.D., Extension Associate Professor & Extension Specialist at 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,” said 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, to be joined with a previous endowment fund created by NCPMA in 2002.