Dr. John Katers Receives Southwest High School’s 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award

ImageDr. John Katers, associate professor of Natural and Applied Sciences at UW – Green Bay, has been named the 2012 recipient of Southwest High School’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Established in 2010, the award was created to recognize and honor outstanding graduates who have excelled in their professions and have made significant contributions to their communities. Part of Southwest’s class of 1986, Dr. Katers will be honored at the Distinguished Alumni Induction on Thursday, April 26 in the Southwest High School auditorium at 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., 1331 Packerland Drive.

Dr. Katers holds a doctorate in civil and environmental engineering from Marquette University, and two degrees from UW – Green Bay; a Master of Science in environmental science and policy, and a Bachelor of Science in environmental science and business management.

Possessing a broad background in waste management, recycling, renewable energy and wastewater treatment, Dr. Katers also co-directs UW – Green Bay’s Environmental Management and Business Institute. In addition, he works as a project design leader for Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc., assists in the development of new products made from waste materials at ENCAP, Inc., and is the current chair of the Brown County Solid Waste Board.

Dr. Katers has also received numerous awards, including the UW – Green Bay Founders Award for community outreach. He was named a Wisconsin Idea Fellow by the University of Wisconsin system for outstanding public service and outreach to business and industry, and was cited as “One of 50 People You Should Know” by the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. 

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