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Diboll, Eco U retirees, gather for Earth Caretaker Award Ceremony

UW-Green Bay’s Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI) held a reception honoring UW-Green Bay’s seventh Earth Caretaker Award recipient, Neil Diboll ’78 on April 21, 2016. It was just one part of a special evening in which a number of founding faculty members for UW-Green Bay’s environmental science programs returned to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of “Eco U.”

In the photo above, Diboll (center) is posed with Provost Greg Davis and Prof. John Katers. Diboll was recognized for his work for the U.S. Park Service in Virginia, the U.S. Forest Service in Colorado, and the University of Wisconsin. In 1982, he began his involvement with Prairie Nursery, producing native plants and seeds and designing native landscapes. As a researcher, he has devoted his efforts to championing the use of prairie plants, as well as native trees, shrubs and wetland plants, in contemporary American landscapes.

The Earth Caretaker Award honors UW-Green Bay graduates who have distinguished themselves in their professional field and are widely recognized for their career accomplishments in the areas of sustainability, environmental management, environmental policy, or other closely related areas.

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Returning faculty pictured: Top row left to right: Paul Sager, James Wiersma, Robert Wenger, Ronald Starkey, Leander Schwartz. Bottom row, left to right: Charles Rhyner, Hallett ‘Bud’ Harris, Keith White, Harold ‘Jack’ Day

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– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication