Category: Peace Corps

Silver Medal to Blair Orr of PCMI Program

Michigan Tech’s Board of Control has awarded its Silver Medal to Professor Blair Orr (SFRES) in recognition of his efforts to establish and grow the University’s Peace Corps Master’s International (PCMI) program. Orr is the second faculty member ever to receive the Board’s rarely awarded Silver Medal.

Tech’s PCMI program now is the largest in the nation and has held that distinction for seven years. Since Orr launched the program in forestry in 1995, PCMI at Michigan Tech has expanded to eight graduate programs in departments across campus.

From Tech Today.

Orr receives Silver Medal Award

Orr’s areas of expertise include forestry in developing nations, forest economics, and land use in the Upper Peninsula. Congratulations, Blair!

Read more at the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science.

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Change in Leadership at Peace Corps Master’s International Program

Peace CorpsProfessor Blair Orr (SFRES) is stepping down as director of Michigan Tech’s Peace Corps Master’s International (PCMI) program, the nation’s largest. Orr will be replaced by Lecturer Kari Henquinet (SS).

As the new Michigan Tech PCMI campus director, Henquinet will work with the Graduate School to oversee existing PCMI programs and assist in the development of new ones. She will serve as the primary point of contact at Michigan Tech for the Peace Corps.

Read more at Tech Today, by the Graduate School.

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