Assistant Director of CALS International Programs Receives Honors

– John Ferrick, associate director of international programs, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences,  Robert Heideman Award for Excellence in Public Service and Outreach

Ferrick has consistently gone above and beyond expectations in developing and leading the university’s engagement with rural communities in Uganda.

During his tenure, he has helped establish a public health and nutrition program that has benefited the people of Uganda, along with the health and water quality of villages there. Domestically, he has been a leading proponent of CALS international development and outreach programs.

“John’s contributions have been two-fold,” writes Kenneth Shapiro, his nominator. “First, his efforts have brought tangible benefits to some of the poorest people in the world. Second, he has introduced UW students to the wonderful experience of giving themselves to help others. Our students’ lives have been deeply changed by working with John on these projects.”

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