Excellence in Scholarship Award

Dr. Don Althoff

Dr. Don Althoff has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Excellence in Scholarship Award.  Don is an Associate Professor of Biology and has served as a full-time faculty member at Rio Grande since 2006. He received his doctorate in biology from Pennsylvania State University in 1983, an M.S. from the University of Nebraska in 1978, and a B.S. from the Ohio State University in 1976.
Dr. Althoff has an impressive record of scholarly activity including 28 peer-reviewed publications, 27 conference presentations, over $2,000,000 in grant funding, and multiple on-going projects. 
Dr. Althoff has worked tirelessly to provide unique opportunities for undergraduate research at URG and to develop a robust and distinguished wildlife and fish program at the university.  Such a record of scholarship and commitment is extremely worthy of recognition.