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Staff Update

Steve Bortone, director, was recertified as a Senior Ecologist by the Ecological Society of America. Bortone was also elected to the board of directors for The North Shore Sugarloaf Stewardship Association.

Barb Liukkonen, water resources education coordinator, and Nate Meyer and Wayne Seidel with University of Minnesota Extension received the 2007 Award for Outstanding Extension Research from the Minnesota Community and Natural Resources Association (MCNRA) for their investigation of the "Impacts of Single-Day Youth Field Days." The award was presented at the MCNRA annual meeting in Brooklyn Center during October.

Jesse Schomberg, coastal communities extension educator, earned an early career service award from the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network. The award was presented at the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network Conference held during September in Chicago, Ill., for his outstanding accomplishments on the job.

Marie Zhuikov, communications coordinator, was named chair of the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network communications group. This group represents communication specialists working in Sea Grant programs throughout the Great Lakes. Zhuikov will serve as a liaison between communicators, other formal Sea Grant groups, and external groups.


By Sea Grant Staff
December 2007

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