Degree and emeriti recipients

Dr. C. Peter McRoy

Professor of Marine Science, Emeritus

WHEREAS Dr. C. Peter McRoy has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction in teaching, research and public service from 1967 to 2007; and

WHEREAS Dr. McRoy has taught and mentored generations of young and developing researchers who have subsequently gone on to highly successful careers of their own, recognized throughout the State and Nation for their expertise in and contributions to the field of marine science, thereby bringing renown both to Dr. McRoy and to the University; and

WHEREAS Dr. McRoy has garnered praise and admiration from around the world for his creativity, intellectual rigor and collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to science; and has become a world expert on sea grasses because of his innovative and extensive work on the matter; and whose pioneering studies on the Bering Sea shelf are now used by fellow researchers as a foundation to bring further understanding to the effects of climate change on the Bering Sea ecosystem; and

WHEREAS Dr. McRoy's outstanding body of research has resulted in the authoring or co-authoring of more than one hundred forty publications in which his findings have been of tremendous benefit to his scientific colleagues around the world; and has shared his expertise with his peers as a member of numerous professional societies and organizations;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Fairbanks expresses its deep appreciation to Dr. C. Peter McRoy for his 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. McRoy and as evidence of the University's desire that his identification with the University be maintained, hereby salutes the appointment of Dr. C. Peter McRoy as Professor of Marine Science, Emeritus; 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. C. Peter McRoy, and conveyed to Dr. McRoy on this day of May 13, 2007.

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