Posted: Sunday, December 13, 2009

Danial Ray Sypeck, a 2006 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School, graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Ga. For nine weeks, he studied Basic Combat Training.

He is currently reassigned to Fort Gordon, Ga., for AIT. Upon completion of this training, he will be waiting assignment for Airborne and Ranger School training. He is son of Richard and Shawn Sypeck, of Juneau.


Terrance Quinn, professor of fisheries at the UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences in Juneau, won the Wally Noerenberg Award for Fishery Excellence, the highest award given by the American Fisheries Society's Alaska Chapter. The award was presented to Quinn via the Internet at the AFS Alaska Chapter meeting in November 2009.

The Noerenberg award was first presented in 1982. During the past 27 years, there have only been 15 recipients. Previous recipients include Ole Mathisen, Jim Reynolds and Clem Tillion.

Quinn specializes in fisheries population and biometrics. He received his doctorate at the University of Washington in 1980 and joined the University of Alaska as a faculty member in 1985.

According to Ted Otis, award committee chair and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's finfish area biologist in Homer, Quinn has a long and distinguished career contributing to fisheries science in Alaska.

"As a professor at UAF SFOS, Terry continues to educate and mentor a long line of graduate students who excel at developing innovative methods for advanced theoretical and computational population assessment," Otis said. "Terry's leadership in the field of quantitative fish dynamics extends well beyond Alaska's borders."

Quinn has served on numerous regional, national, and international scientific advisory committees, including 25 years on the Statistical and Scientific Committee of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. He is currently on sabbatical in South Africa.

The Alaska Chapter of the American Fisheries Society is a professional organization of individuals interested in maintaining high standards for the fisheries profession and ensuring conservation of Alaska's fisheries. For more information, visit SFOS fisheries faculty and students in Juneau and Fairbanks play a major role in the AFS Alaska Chapter.

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