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Jack Lloyd, Professor Emeritus in Entomology, received a lifetime achievement award from the West Central Mosquito and Vector Control Association.
The honorary membership award was presented at the organization's annual meeting Feb. 24 in Fort Collins, Colo.
"This is our highest award, and Jack is one of only three persons to ever have this award bestowed upon them," said Keith Wardlaw, mosquito control crew supervisor with the City of Laramie and association president.
Lloyd is one of the association's founding members and served as secretary and president.
"He has continued to support mosquito control throughout the region and especially in Wyoming for the past 40 years," said Wardlaw. "Jack has been instrumental in training many of the mosquito control professionals working in the state."
Lloyd retired from UW in 2005 after 37 years teaching and research in veterinary and medical entomology. He has conducted mosquito identification and control workshops on the Laramie campus and around the state as service to Wyoming.
"The response of state mosquito workers has been very rewarding," said Lloyd. "I think the training has greatly elevated the level of mosquito control programs around the state."
Lloyd serves as an adviser to the Wyoming Emergency Insect Management Committee and led a task force that developed monitoring protocols for mosquito control agencies that receive money from the state. The committee dispenses funds for the management of mosquito vectors of West Nile virus. The association has membership in eight western states and spans from Mexico to Canada.