Christopher Currey Joins AFE’s Vic & Margaret Ball Committee

Christopher Currey, Ph.D. has been appointed as the newest member of AFE’s Vic & Margaret Ball Committee.
Currey is an assistant professor at Iowa State University and works in the school’s horticulture department.
Chris CurreyAs a member of the Ball Committee, Currey will be working with several AFE Trustees and other faculty members to review student applications for the Vic & Margaret Ball Intern Scholarship and provide counsel to help promote the program to students.
Currey obtained his Ph.D. from Purdue University and his master’s degree in science from the University of Minnesota. He has already received several awards throughout his career, including the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2012 from Purdue University’s Committee for the Education of Teaching Assistants (CETA). He is also a past AFE scholarship recipient, receiving the James K. Rathmell, Jr. Memorial Scholarship in 2012.
The Vic & Margaret Ball Intern Scholarship Program gives students the opportunity to gain practical, hands-on floriculture/horticulture experience through a three, four or six-month paid internship at a commercial production greenhouse or nursery.
In 1992, Vic and Margaret Ball made a generous donation to AFE to establish this program for students to apply classroom knowledge to real-world experiences and help ensure successful future generations of horticulture professionals.
Since its creation, the program has facilitated paid internships and provided scholarship funds to nearly 300 students entering the industry.