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Schalles Receives Award from Sierra Club

Schalles Receives Award from Nebraska Sierra Club Chapter

Creighton University Biology Professor John Schalles received the 2010 Environmental Educator Achievement Award from the Nebraska chapter of the Sierra Club at its annual banquet on Nov.13.

Schalles, director of the Environmental Science Program at Creighton, is known for actively involving his students in field courses and research in marine and freshwater ecology. The Sierra Club said he received the award for his “outstanding leadership in pioneering the study of environmental Sciences at Creighton and in stimulating minds young and old.”

Schalles was the first aquatic ecologist appointed to the biology faculty when he came to the University in 1979. He and atmospheric sciences professor Arthur Douglas established the environmental science program in 1991.