He’s been with the Crookston campus since 1969

    A retirement reception will be held for University of Minnesota Crookston Professor Dan Svedarsky on Thursday, May 3 in Brown Dining Room from 2 to 3:30 p.m. A program will begin at 2:30 p.m. and all are welcome to celebrate Svedarsky’s contributions on campus, throughout the region, and beyond.

    Svedarsky has been at the U of M Crookston since 1969. He is a certified wildlife biologist and researcher with the Northwest Research and Outreach Center. As the first director of the Center for Sustainability on campus, Svedarsky has been the Crookston campus advocate for sustainability issues. Over the years, Svedarsky has been involved in the development of several degree programs and numerous courses in wildlife management and natural resources. He has advised hundreds of students and served as a peer mentor.

    He was a 2010 recipient of the University of Minnesota President's Award for Outstanding Service and a 1997 recipient of the Horace T. Morse-University of Minnesota Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education. Svedarsky was recognized with the 2008 Torch and Shield Award, an award recognizing leadership in the development of the U of M Crookston, the Northwest Research and Outreach Center, and Extension.