At the closing session on Wednesday, November 8, ESA's 2018 President Michael Parrella drew two names from the entrants for the Entomological Foundation raffle.
Dr. Phil Mulder, Professor and Department Head at Oklahoma State University, was the runner up winner in the raffle and will receive an iPad mini.
Brandon Humburg, a student member (and I do mean student -- he is 12 years old) was our big winner. He and a guest will travel to Vancouver, BC for the ESA 2018 meeting. Brandon was at home when he got the news that he was the winner. His mother, Missy Humburg, the Gulf Coast Health and Safety Manager at Dow Chemical, told us "I can’t describe in words how excited he was when I told him last night. He was in the middle of doing homework, and let’s just say he had a tough time re-focusing."
He'll receive meeting registration for himself and a guest, a $500 travel voucher for airfare, suite accommodations for 4 nights, ground transportation to and from the airport to his hotel, and more.
The raffle raised over $1000 for the Foundation. We are grateful to all who purchased tickets. Congratulations Brandon and Phil!