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Animal sciences associate professor dies

David L. “Doc” Berryhill, 67, associate professor of animal sciences, died on Sunday, June 26. Berryhill earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa, in 1966 and his master’s degree and doctorate in bacteriology from Iowa State University in 1969 and 1971 respectively.

He joined NDSU in September 1971. He taught courses in bacteriology, microbiology and animal sciences and advised many undergraduate and graduate students. He also held many leadership positions. He served as coordinator of academic programs for veterinary and microbiological sciences (1989-95); director of academic programs for biotechnology (1989-95); interim chair of veterinary and microbiological sciences (1995-2000); director of the Veterinary Diagnostic Services (2000-02); director of general agriculture program (2005-11); director of special programs for the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources (2002-11); and associate head of animal sciences (2009-11).

Berryhill received numerous honors for teaching and advising, including NDSU Mortar Board Outstanding Academic Adviser, Alpha Zeta Outstanding Educator, Mortar Board Preferred Professor, NDSU Bison Ambassadors Apple Polisher Honoree and was nominated for the College of Agriculture’s H. Roald and Janet Lund Excellence in Teaching Award and William J. and Angelyn A. Austin Advising Award.

David served as the adviser for the NDSU Biotechnology Club, NDSU Chess Club and NDSU Volleyball Club.

At the request of the family, no services will be held.

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