Jack Rabin’s retirement celebration took place Friday, December 9, 2016 at the Cook Student Center and capped a nearly 34-year career.
Rutgers faculty & staff, New Jersey farmers & politicians, and friends of Jack Rabin’s came from near and far to wish him well. The celebration began with talks and presentations and ended with food and camaraderie.
Speakers included: Brad Hillman – director of research, NJAES; Peter Oudemans – pathologist, NJAES; Kate Brown – student, SEBS ‘17; Pete Furey – executive director, New Jersey Farm Bureau; Pete Nitzsche – agricultural agent, NJAES; Andy Wyenandt – extension specialist, NJAES; Jim Quarella – founder and president, Bellview Winery; Rick Van Vranken – agricultural agent, NJAES; Larry Katz – director of extension, NJAES; Barbara Zilinskas – professor, Department of Plant Biology.
The event closed with Rabin thanking everyone for the sendoff. “I wanted to depart quietly without fanfare, but was humbled,” he remarked. “It was a winner.”
Editor’s Note: All photographs were taken by Anna Molinski (SEBS’14).