The Distinguished Agricultural Alumni Award honors mid-career Purdue Agriculture graduates who have made significant contributions to their profession or society in general and have a record of outstanding accomplishments. One Animal Sciences alumnus was recognized by the College of Agriculture and the Department of Animal Sciences on March 21, 2008.
Roy D. Riggs, of North Salem, Indiana, is director of Global Specialty Business for Elanco Animal Health. Riggs has a 28-year career with the company, and his role now involves developing the vision, strategies and teams for innovative products entering the pipeline that are outside Elanco's core business. He is also active in industry groups such as the Center for Food Integrity and Indiana's Grow America Project, and at Purdue, serving on the President's Council and College of Agriculture Dean's Advisory Council. He earned a Purdue bachelor's degree in animal sciences in 1979.
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