The College of Natural Resources Citation is CNR’s highest award and was created to honor groups or individuals who have made exceptional contributions to CNR. This year’s recipients are advisory board member Jim Lugg and Professor David Zilberman.
Jim Lugg, president of FreshExpress and an alum of CNR, has been a major supporter of the college. “Jim Lugg is one of the advisory board’s most active members, continuing on the executive committee following his chairmanship, as co-chair of the development committee,” writes nominator Kass Green. “He is always willing to participate in student events and lend his professionalism and expertise to the student experience. His love and enthusiasm for his profession are infectious.”
David Zilberman, professor of agriculture and resource economics, has been affiliated with CNR for the last 34 years dating from when he enrolled in the ARE Ph.D. program. He has served as the director of the Giannini Foudation of Agriculture and Resource Economics and established the Center for Sustainable Resource Development, among other achievements. Professor Anthony Fisher writes of Zilberman: “David has, over the many years of his association with the College, made an extraordinary series of contributions, that are in substantial measure responsible for the quality, the visibility and the reputation of the college today.”