New Aroid Research Assistant at Missouri Botanical Garden

	Dear Aroiders:

	I want to thank all of you who gave me advise and assistance in my search 
for a new Research Assistant with Araceae here at the Missouri Botanical 
Garden.  I especially want to express my sincere thanks to those of you 
who honored me by yourselves applying for this position.  Those of you who 
did apply were well qualified and I am sorry that the garden did not make 
a broader attempt to bring in out of town candidates but it so happened 
that there were a number of well qualified local candidates .  My new 
assistant is Beth Cosgriff who is a resident of Collinsville, Illinois and 
a graduate of Southern Illinois University.  Her last position was at the 
Texas A & M University where she did a lot of the same things, managing a 
multifaceted research program similar to the one that we operate here at 
the Missouri Botanical Garden.  Currently I am training Beth in all of the 
idiosyncracies of this research program.  Beth will act as General 
Secretary for the VIII International Aroid Conference and I am sure will 
be dealing on a regular basis with many of you.  If any of you have a 
message for her she can be contacted at  < >.  She will 
soon be signing on to aroid-l and will write her own letter of 
introduction at that time.


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