Knowles A. Ryerson


Knowles Augustus Ryerson (born Seattle, WA, 17 October 18921, died Alameda Co., CA, 1 February 1990) was professor of Horticulture and then Dean of the Agriculture first at UC Davis, then at UC Berkeley. Ryerson Hall, a residence hall in the Segundo area, is named for him.

The Knowles A. Ryerson Award is a scholarship in his name; $1,500 is awarded in alternating years to UC Davis and UC Berkeley international students of agriculture, honoring high scholarship, outstanding character and promise of leadership.

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