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Late Tech Dean left many fond memories

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Students and colleagues remember Hal Barker, who passed away last week at the age of 85, as being stern, but fair in his work as a professor then dean of the College of Life Sciences at Louisiana Tech University.

Barker was dean of Life Sciences from 1962 – 1987. During this time, he was a key member of the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture.

He also established the North Louisiana Dairy Herder Improvement Association record system. He would hire students to visit herds around the area to take samples that would then be tested in the laboratories at Tech.

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