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Cal Aggie Alumni Association

Cal Aggie Alumni Association

Emil M. Mrak International Award

This award honors a graduate of UC Davis who is distinguished in his or her career or in service outside the United States. Specific criteria used during the selection process include 1) advancement of their profession outside the United States and 2) community and public service outside the United States.

The 2014 Emil M. Mrak International Award recipient is Daniel Evans '88

Evans, M.S. ’84, Ph.D. ’88, who began his career as a volunteer for the Peace Corps while earning a master’s degree in international agricultural development and Ph.D. in ecology, is honored with the Emil M. Mrak International Award for his distinguished career and service outside the United States.

For more than 30 years, Evans has worked in the field of ecology, conservation and international development in some of the poorest countries in the world. He strives to protect biodiversity and improve natural resource management while struggling with challenges to alleviate poverty. He has previously worked at the U.S. Agency for International Development, Executive Director of the Point Reyes Observatory, and the Director of the Charles Darwin Research Station.

He and his wife now live in Queretaro, Mexico where he is Peace Corps Director of 85 volunteers working in technology transfer and natural resource management.

Previous recipients:

2013 Jose Carmine Dianese M.S. '68, Ph.D. '70
2012 Kathleen Taylor, M.D. '80
2011 John "Tico" McNutt, Ph.D. '95

2010 Dr. Terrance Smith '79
2009 John Landers M.S. '65
2008 Mahmoud A. Abu-Zeid, M.S. ’60, Ph.D. ’62
2007 Sarah Marie Otterstrom, Ph.D. ’04
2005 Qifa Zhang, Ph.D. '85
2004 Richard M. Cirami '63, M.S. '68
2003 Jay Kun Yoo, J.D. '77
2002 Kenneth S. Milne, Ph.D. '68
2001 Arturo Lara-Lopez, Ph.D. '80
2000 Rosanna Y. Wong, M.S.'93, Ph.D. '97
1999 Peter N. Quesenberry, D.V.M. '78, M.P.V.M. '91
1998 Jon K. Andrus, M.D. '79
1997 Thira Sutabutra '64, Ph.D. '68
1996 Jerome Francis Harrington '44
1995 Thomas A. Bickle, Ph.D. '68
1994 Wyland S. Cripe '50, D.V.M. '52
1993 Syed F. Imam '66
1992 Joe Roger Held '53, D.V.M. '55
1991 Gajendra Singh, Ph.D. '73
1990 Gurdev Khush, Ph.D. '60
1989 Charles E. Cornelius '49, '51, D.V.M. '53, Ph.D. '58
1988 Phaitoon Ingkasuwan '53