Dr. Paul Noland grew up on a farm near Chillicothe, Illinois. He was a 4-H and FFA member and received many awards for outstanding achievements. Dr. Noland attended Blackburn College in Chillicothe, in 1942-1943. He then served in the U.S. Army until 1946. He attended the University of Illinois in 1946-48, where he received his B.S. and M.S. degrees. He graduated from Cornell in 1951 with a PhD in Animal Husbandry. Dr. Noland was employed as an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas. He obtained the rank of full professor in 1960. In 1988, he was named head of the Animal Science Department, a position he held until his retirement in 1994. The major areas of Dr. Noland’s research included swine nutrition, sheep management and beef cattle nutrition, and his writings in these areas included more than 200 publications. He served as agricultural advisor to Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama and Mexico. An important part of Dr. Noland’s work was assisting students. He served as an advisor to Alpha Gamma Rho chapter for 25 years. He advised six PhD students and 40 M.S. students. Dr. Noland’s community involvement included mayor of Fayetteville for 5 years, city board of directors for 13 years, district chairman of Boy Scouts of America, Sunday school teacher, and the Board of Stewards, Central Methodist Church, Fayetteville. He was a member of the Arkansas Farm Bureau, the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association and the Pork Association. Dr. Noland was the recipient of the “Alpha Zeta Outstanding Teaching Award” for the years 1955, 1958 1967 and 1984. He was recipient of the University of Arkansas Alumni Association “Outstanding Teacher in the University” Award in 1963. Dr. Noland was awarded a “Friend of Cattlemen’s Award” in 1994.