Put Blodgett ’53, Tu’61, has been named the Northeast Regional Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year by the American Forest Foundation. For more than 50 years Blodgett has been working on a 670-acre woodlot in Bradford, Vermont, where his family had operated a dairy farm.
Winemaker Bill Fraser ’70, who with wife Bev planted the vines to start Fraser Vineyard in 2003 in Boise, Idaho, has been named the 2011 Idaho Winery of the Year by Wine Press Northwest. In particular, his 2007 cabernet sauvignon won “Best Red” and “Best in Show” awards at the 2010 Idaho Wine Competition.
Cynthia Monroe ’88 of Anchorage, Alaska, for the second year in a row has won the Pacific Northwest Writers’ Association Literary Competition. This year she won with “Hiding Place,” “After the Fall” and “Conspiracy,” which may be found at www.cpmonroe.com.
Sarah Uhl ’07, a master’s student researching the health effects of endocrine disruptors at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, has been named a Switzer Environmental Fellow by the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation, awarded to emerging environmental leaders. Uhl previously spent four years working for the nonprofit Clean Water Action, when she spearheaded the Coalition for a Safe & Healthy Connecticut to replace toxic chemicals in everyday products and industry with safer alternatives.
Anthony Horan ’61, chief of surgery at Delano (California) Regional Medical Center, earned the first prize in the annual history essay contest at the western section of the American Urological Association meeting in August. His essay was adapted from his book, The Big Scare: The Business of Prostate Cancer, which also won an honorable mention at the 2011 New York Book Fair.