Kennelly, Dr. John - 2016 Hall of Fame Inductee

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    Dr. John Kennelly, dairy researcher, professor, and Dean, is one of Alberta’s great industry builders. Dr. Kennelly was Chair of the University of Alberta’s Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, and later Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences (ALES). One of the dairy industry’s most respected experts, he discovered, documented, and translated into practice critical breakthroughs in nutrition and feeding systems. This research propelled major productivity gains in Alberta’s dairy industry. Dr. Kennelly taught dairy science and nutrition to thousands of students at the University, built world-renowned research programs from scratch, and oversaw tremendous growth of ALES while serving as Dean. Dr. Kennelly’s significant career achievements include founding the Western Canadian Dairy Seminar, doubling the size of the Dairy Research Technology Centre, and leading the establishment of the Agri-Food Discovery Place. His vision, work ethic, and intellect are key factors in his amazing success. But underpinning these are the famous twinkle in his eye, a fundamental level of decency as a person, and a rare level of goodwill towards others.

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