Gary W. Frasier Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who
Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Gary W. Frasier with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Frasier 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.
Having accrued nearly 50 years of inimitable expertise in the field of agricultural engineering, Mr. Frasier garnered a laudable reputation as an affiliated faculty member of Colorado State University before his retirement in 2008. Previously, he contributed for the majority of his career as an engineer and researcher on behalf of the U.S. Department of Agricultural Research Service. Throughout the course of his professional journey, Mr. Frasier advanced through various positions of high leadership, including as a research leader from 1986 until 1990.
Mr. Frasier became involved in his career after driving a friend to the Colorado State University campus, whereupon he decided to enroll within the school's engineering program on a whim. He subsequently undertook coursework for a year of advanced study to improve his mathematics skills, and was admitted to the program. While studying for his degree, his advisor suggested he apply for a summer job at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He accepted a student trainee position during his senior year and secured his position in the field. Mr. Frasier earned a Bachelor of Science in agricultural engineering from Colorado State University in 1959, and a Master of Science in civil engineering from Arizona State University in 1966.
In addition to his primary professional appointments, Mr. Frasier previously served as the editor of the Journal of Range Management and Rangelands. He also served as a contributor to numerous scientific papers and professional journals. For his career accomplishments, he has received the Outstanding Achievement Award, the W.R. Chapline Research Scientist Award and the Fredrich G. Renner Award, all from the Society for Range Management. Throughout the length of his career, Mr. Frasier maintained his vocational affiliation with the Soil and Water Conservation Society and the American Society of Agriculture Engineers.
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