Degree and emeriti recipients


Dr. Dolores A. Garza

Professor of Fisheries, Emerita

WHEREAS Dr. Dolores A. Garza has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction in teaching, research and public service from 1983 to 2007; and

WHEREAS Dr. Garza has employed her scientific expertise and notable teaching skills in the enhancement of public understanding of important fisheries issues through extensive workshops throughout Alaska and the Nation; and has been a mentor to students as a member of University graduate committees for multiple students in a variety of disciplines; and

WHEREAS Dr. Garza has conducted collaborative research that draws on the essential knowledge of Alaska Native peoples; and whose familiarity with indigenous culture has allowed her to serve as a powerful and trustworthy leader on numerous boards and commissions; and

WHEREAS Dr. Garza has built a program that encompasses the tremendous breadth and depth of marine resources topics; and has developed programs and publications that have served as invaluable resources to research professionals, industry leaders and public policymakers; and has gained the respect of her peers, earning recognition for her dedication and diligence through multiple awards for excellence in her field;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Fairbanks expresses its deep appreciation to Dr. Garza for her extensive contributions to both the State of Alaska and the University; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Fairbanks, in further recognition of the invaluable services rendered by Dr. Garza and as evidence of the University's desire that her identification with the University be maintained, hereby salutes the appointment of Dr. Dolores A. Garza as Professor of Fisheries, Emerita; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be appropriately engrossed and signed by the Chancellor of the University of Alaska Fairbanks as further evidence of the esteem and respect in which he holds Dr. Dolores A. Garza, and conveyed to Dr. Garza on this day of May 13, 2007.

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