Business awards: Week of March 24

March 23, 2014 

■ Kentucky Equine Research founder and president Joe Pagan has been recognized as a Graduate of Distinction by the Department of Animal Science at the University of Arkansas. Pagan earned a bachelor's degree from the university in 1979 before obtaining a master's degree and doctorate at Cornell University. The Graduate of Distinction award honors former students who have accomplished outstanding achievements in their field. In 1988, Pagan founded KER and began to conduct research in equine nutrition and exercise physiology. The company, located in Versailles, has contributed scores of research reports and professional papers to disseminate the results of its studies, many of which were incorporated into the current National Research Council publication Nutrient Requirements of Horses. Pagan has spoken at numerous equine seminars and symposiums and is the editor of the four-volume Advances in Equine Nutrition series. Pagan will be honored at an awards ceremony on April 16 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

■ Engineer Stephanie Febles of CMTA Consulting Engineers in Lexington has been awarded first place by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers in the new educational facilities category for her work at the Locust Trace AgriScience Farm. The ASHRAE Technology Awards recognize achievements by members who have successfully applied innovative building designs, which incorporate ASHRAE standards for effective energy management and indoor air quality. Six projects received first-place ASHRAE Technology Awards.

Alltech's in-house marketing team has won 14 ADDY Awards from the American Advertising Federation of Lexington and three national design awards for beer carrier and tap handle designs from the Chicago-based Beverage Tasting Institute. Three of Alltech's 14 ADDY awards were gold, and will advance to regional and national competition levels. Download the American Advertising Federation of Lexington's 2014 ADDY Award Winners Book at

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo

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