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The Joint Initiative Announces Marc J. Hershman Award Call for Nominations

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Joint Ocean Commission Initiative is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the Marc J. Hershman Excellence in Mentoring Award. Professor Hershman taught at the University of Washington School of Marine Affairs and School of Law and was a respected leader in the ocean and coastal community, including serving as a member of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy and the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative. In memory of Professor Hershman, the Joint Initiative will present this award to a professional who exemplifies the legacy of Professor Hershman in educating, training, and inspiring students and young professionals to pursue careers in ocean and coastal policy and management. The award will be presented during the Coastal Zone '11 Conference in Chicago, Illinois in July 2011.
Nominations are open to members of the academic community who have a strong record of excellence in mentoring students or young professionals in the field of ocean and coastal policy and management. To nominate an individual for this award, please submit a nomination form, statement of qualifications, and at least two letters of support to Laura Cantral at lcantral@merid.org by June 3, 2011.