Honorary Degree Recipient
Doctor of Science
College of Veterinary Medicine, May 26, 2001
Benjamin S. Pomeroy, Professor Emeritus, Department of Veterinary PathoBiology served the University for the period of 1934-1981. His research accomplishments laid the foundation for the control and eradication of several diseases of turkeys, namely Salmonella typhimurium, Salmonella arizona, Mycoplasma gallisepticum, Salmonella synovia, Mycoplasm meleagridis, avian influenza and coronavirus. He is recognized nationally and internationally for his expertise on eradication and control programs. His professional activities included editorial and leadership roles in several national and state associations over a 50-year period. He continues to serve on the Minnesota Agri-Growth Council and Minnesota Turkey Growers Association. At the State legislature, he is a supporter of veterinary medicine and the University of Minnesota.
Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.