Dr. M. Lloyd Downen, former Extension director and dean emeritus, has
been selected as a member of the 2015 National 4-H Hall of Fame. Dr.
Downen will be inducted with a ceremony at the National 4-H Center in
Chevy Chase, Maryland, on Friday, October 9, during National 4-H Week.
Also to be inducted this year, is Dr. Alma Hobbs. Dr. Hobbs is a former
Extension specialist at Tennessee State University and served at USDA
as Deputy Administrator, 4-H Youth Development. Dr. Downen and Dr. Hobbs
join fellow Tennesseans Ben Powell, Martha Jo Tolley, Peggy Adkins and
George Foster as a Hall of Fame member. Congratulations to these two
individuals on an honor well-deserved.