The H. Paul Friesema Award for Environmental Leadership and Academic Achievement recognizes one EPC student every year. The prize is given in honor of Professor H. Paul Friesema, who was instrumental in creating the Environmental Policy and Culture Program in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences in 2005. Professor Friesema also served as its first Director from 2005 until 2008.
Professor Friesema’s study of environmental policy, the struggles of native peoples, and the biological and cultural roles of national parks, and his commitment to undergraduate education at Northwestern have shaped the EPC program. Professor Friesema taught generations of students about the sustainable use of natural resources and inspired them to appreciate the role of individuals, communities, and government in protecting the environment.
The Environmental Policy and Culture Program Certificate of Honor
The Environmental Policy and Culture Program Certificate of Honor is presented in recognition of dedicated environmental citizenship and service at Northwestern University. The prize carries a monetary award and is given at the end of each academic year.Back to top