RECOGNIZING DR. SEONG-HWAN KIM UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE; Congressional Record Vol. 162, No. 55
(Extensions of Remarks - April 12, 2016)

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RECOGNIZING DR. SEONG-HWAN KIM UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT FROM 
               THE PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

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                           HON. LOU BARLETTA

                            of pennsylvania

                    in the house of representatives

                        Tuesday, April 12, 2016

  Mr. BARLETTA. Mr. Speaker, it is my honor to recognize Dr. Seong-Hwan 
Kim on the occasion of his retirement from the Pennsylvania Department 
of Agriculture after 43 years of dedicated service. Dr. Kim's countless 
contributions to preserving and fortifying the agriculture, landscape, 
and environment in my district and state have enabled all 
Pennsylvanians to enjoy a pristine natural landscape and reliable food 
supply for years to come. His selfless donation of time to students in 
my district has fostered excitement in education and laid the 
foundation for the next generation of scientific breakthroughs.
   Dr. Kim has dedicated his life's work to botany and plant pathology, 
having started as a research assistant in 1965 performing fungicide 
evaluation at the University of Delaware. Since then, he has gone on to 
become an adjunct professor at The Pennsylvania State University where 
he works in the Department of Plant Pathology helping mold the next 
generation of great scientists. Dr. Kim's profound effects on the plant 
biology community have not gone without recognition. As a member of the 
American Phytopathological Society since 1965, he has received the 
Distinguished Service Award and held numerous advisory and chairmanship 
positions within the organization.
   Beyond his formal positions in academia, Dr. Kim has always 
understood the value of community engagement. High school, 
undergraduate, and post-graduate students in Dauphin County have all 
benefited from his selfless role as a mentor and advisor in various 
fields of study. He has also served as an interpreter for hospitals, 
emergency responders, and international professional exchange programs 
over the years in my district and beyond. Whether volunteering in his 
local congregation or spending valuable time with his family, Dr. Kim's 
values and principles permeate all aspects of his life.
   Mr. Speaker, it is my privilege to recognize Dr. Seong-Hwan Kim for 
his tireless dedication and scientific excellence with the Pennsylvania 
Department of Agriculture. Dr. Kim's career achievements have helped 
shaped regulatory plant pathology into a science-based discipline that 
forged the foundations of nationally and internationally recognized 
programs. It is with gratitude and appreciation that I recognize Dr. 
Kim on the occasion of his retirement and wish him all the best in his 
next endeavor.

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