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UW–River Falls Distinguished Alumni

A university-wide award for outstanding service to one's profession and respective communities

Sigurd Hanson, 2004 Distinguished Alumnus

(UWRF class of 1975, Journalism Major)

Sigurd HansonHanson has worked with humanitarian agencies in Africa and Asia for nearly 30 years. First-person accounts of his experiences in Afghanistan were published on Time magazine's website in 2001 in a 5-part series entitled "Peshawar Diary." Currently, Hanson is director of World Vision in Pakistan. More about Sigurd Hanson

Wong How Man,
2002 Distinguished Alumnus

(UWRF Class of 1976, Journalism and Art Major)

Wong How Man, CERSFor more than 20 years, Wong has used his writing and photographs to inform the world about remote areas in China. In 1986, he founded the China Exploration and Research Society, dedicated to exploration, research, nature and cultural conservation, and education through popular media. More about Wong How Man

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