Distinguished Alumni Award 2004
Dr. Odis Wayne Robison


Odis Wayne Robison, Ph.D., of Raleigh, North Carolina., was born near Lawton and graduated from Elgin High School. He received an associate degree from Cameron State Agricultural College in 1953. He was active in Aggie Club, ROTC, Student Senate and the livestock judging team. Other degrees include a B.S. in animal science from Oklahoma A & M ( now OSU), a M.S. and Ph.D. in genetics from the University of Wisconsin. He was a Fulbright Scholar to Cyprus in 1990. He joined the faculty at North Carolina State University in 1959 and is professor of animal science and genetics. A scientist and educator, he is recognized internationally as an authority on animal genetics. He has served as consultant for national corporations and as advisor to the Minister of Agriculture in several foreign countries He has lectured in more than 15 countries and has presented numerous invitational papers in the U.S. and in foreign countries. His breadth of research accomplishments in animal breeding and quantitative genetics has established him among the eminent leaders in his field. Awards include a distinguished service award from the National Swine Improvement Federation, graduate of distinction award in animal science from OSU and title of Fellow from the American Society of Animal Sciences.