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Gary Ricketts, Ph.D., Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Ricketts has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the animal science industry

He received the Extension Award from the American Society of Animal Science in 1984, which he cites as a crowning moment in his career.

    URBANA, IL, August 14, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Gary Ricketts, Ph.D., with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Ricketts celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Ricketts holds a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Science and a Doctor of Philosophy, all from Ohio State University. He began his career as a livestock extension specialist in the department of animal sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Two years later, they began to specialize and he picked up responsibility for the sheep extension program and the Illinois beef performance testing program. The last 12 years before retirement, he was the sheep extension specialist and the extension program leader in the department. In addition, the last seven years of his career and his first two years of retirement, he taught sheep production on campus. Throughout his career, Dr. Ricketts also judged sheep shows at county fairs, state fairs and national shows. He also contributed his expertise to the field in articles to professional journals and livestock publications, and he wrote several extension publications.

Civically, Dr. Ricketts has been an active leader in Little League baseball, 4-H clubs, and in his local church's Bible study group and retirement community. He was recently president of the Homeowners Association. He also served in the Army National Guard for six years, including six months of active duty. As a testament to his professional achievements, Dr. Ricketts has received many awards from several organizations and institutions throughout his career. Most notably, for the amount of help he provided livestock producers, he received the Extension Award from the American Society of Animal Science in 1984, which he cites as a crowning moment in his career as an animal scientist.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Gary Ricketts, Ph.D., has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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