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Staff Update

Jeffrey Gunderson, assistant director, recently received a $245,762 grant from the Great Lakes Protection Fund for a two-year project entitled, "ANS-HACCP Training Initiative: To Prevent the Spread of Biological Pollution." The goal of the project is to minimize the chance for spreading aquatic nuisance species through fisheries management and baitfish farming operations. Minnesota Sea Grant is leading this project, which involves Sea Grant programs throughout the Great Lakes states.

Cynthia Hagley, environmental quality educator, has been promoted to professor of extension.

Nick Zlonis was hired as our web/graphic designer. He is responsible for designing Minnesota Sea Grant's Web site (www.seagrant.umn.edu), creating special project Web sites, and designing the program's print publications. Zlonis is a Duluth native who was president of his own design firm in New York. He has a bachelor's degree in fine art with a photography focus from Earlham College in Indiana, and a master's in communication design with a focus in digital design from Pratt Institute in New York.

Zandy Zwiebel has been hired as a graduate research assistant to aid our educational staff in developing new curriculum for the Water on the Web (WOW) site (wow.nrri.umn.edu) and in facilitating WOW regional teacher workshops.


By Sea Grant Staff
November 2003

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