Knox College Alumni Awards Feb. 11

From The Register-Mail:

Knox College will honor four graduates — a prominent ecologist, a leader in the field of public health care, a medical researcher with the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the head of an orphanage in Africa — with 2011 Alumni Achievement Awards.

The awards will be presented at Knox’s annual Founders Day Convocation, free and open to the public at 4 p.m., Feb. 11, in the Muelder Reading Room, Seymour Library, on the Knox campus.

Recipients of 2011 Alumni Achievement Awards are William Reiners, a 1959 Knox graduate, professor of botany at the University of Wyoming and noted researcher on ecological change; Valerie Cwik, a 1977 Knox graduate, physician and executive vice president of research and medical director at the Muscular Dystrophy Association; and Peter Leibig, a 1973 Knox graduate, president and CEO of Clinica Family Health Services of Colorado. Due to a schedule conflict, Leibig is unable to attend the ceremony and will receive his award in 2012.

Recipient of the 2011 Young Alumni Achievement Award is 2003 Knox graduate Ross Kelly, who most recently served as co-director of Cornerstone Children’s Home for orphaned, abandoned and neglected children in Sudan.