Stob, a professor of animal sciences, is a 1949 graduate in animal husbandry, and also earned a master's and doctorate degrees in reproductive physiology at Purdue. He was cited for his teaching and counseling work, and for his teaching and research.
Former students cited Stob for providing a stimulating environment, enlightening discussion, and for "his genuine interest in his subject and his enthusiasm for teaching." Four times he was•honored by the student government and the School of Agriculture as the best agriculture teacher and the Purdue Debris once named him one of the most popular professors. He was named best counselor by the school and the university, and was honored by FarmHouse fraternity, Omicron Delta Kappa and Reamers. He was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Stob has spent 49 years as a student and teacher at Purdue, and will retire in May. He has authored some 44 scientific papers on anabolic steroid hormone research and plant estrogens. At Purdue, Stob has served as chairman of an ad hoc committee on graduation requirements and Cl;lfriculum revision, and chairman of the university's educational policy committee.
In the Department of Animal Science Stob has served as chairman for the IX Biennial Symposium on Animal Reproduction, the Animal Science Resource Center, the course and curriculum revision committee, and coordinator of the Animal House. He chaired the department's teaching committee, and served as the department's teaching coordinator. He has also served on the Cattle Feeders Day and the Farm Science days Committees.
Stob has served on the university's Animal Care Committee, Student Freedom Responsibility and Integrity Committee, as an elected member of the Purdue University Senate where he served as chairman of the Educational Policy Committee, and as chairman of the subcommittees on ROTC and for revision of the academic calendar. He has also served as a faculty member of the Student Advisory Board for the Division of Recreation Sports.
Stob is a member of a number of honorary societies, and has served as an advisor to a number of student organizations as well as FarmHouse Fraternity. He is also listed in Who's Who in Amenca.