St. Lawrence Geology Alumni

Daniel Bisaccio ’76

Daniel Bisaccio ’76 to Recieve Alumni Citation

As noted on the Reunion 2005 Schedule, on Saturday June 4, 2005 -- Laurentians gather to honor Alumni Citation recipients Dr. Frederick Zito ’47, Dr. David Thompson ’54, Donald Gratz ’55 – posthumous award, and Daniel Bisaccio ’76 and Joseph Lekuton ’91, M’94, Sol Feinstone Award for Humanitarian Service candidate.

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    dan and JME
    Alumni Citation winner Dan Bisaccio holds his award as he visits with Mark in Gunnison Chapel.
     (Photo provided by J. Mark Erickson)

    Text below is from the University webpage:

    Daniel Bisaccio '76
    Alumni Citation Winner

    Daniel Bisaccio is the high school science teacher all parents hope will be their children’s inspiration. Dan Bisaccio is the high school science teacher who all college faculty honor, as they greet new students with sophisticated research skills and impassioned curiosity. Dan Bisaccio learned at St. Lawrence, and through a career of innovation, that science is best learned through hands-on experience and he has taught biological field research courses to high school students for over 25 years. With astounding energy and initiative, he has earned grant funding to develop field tropical ecology courses in Costa Rica , Belize , Jamaica and Mexico , and taken over 500 students to the tropics with him. He has permanent biological diversity monitoring projects in New Hampshire , Mexico , Tahiti , and Jamaica , in which he involves student researchers. His efforts have won state and national awards for creativity and effectiveness, as has his teaching. Eight years ago, Dan was accepted into the Smithsonian Institution’s Monitoring & Assessment Biodiversity Project. He and his students conduct primary biological diversity monitoring research and submit annual field reports to the Smithsonian Institution. And this year, with typical imagination, he initiated a new Conservation Biology Institute at Souhegan High School . Dan Bisaccio exemplifies St. Lawrence’s ideal in science education.

    Last Updated: 
    June13, 2005
    Sarah McElfresh