Scientist to receive Rotary Foundation’s top alumni award
John Skerritt, a research scientist who is deputy secretary of the Department of Industries for the state of Victoria, Australia, has been chosen by The Rotary Foundation Trustees as the recipient of the 2010-12 Global Alumni Service to Humanity Award.
Skerritt has provided assistance to India, Indonesia, and other Southeast Asian countries in the areas of medical science, biotechnology, agriculture, and public administration.
Skerritt studied as a 1983-84 Ambassadorial Scholar at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. A member of the Rotary Club of Hampton, he will receive the award on 8 May at the 2012 RI Convention in Bangkok, Thailand.