Patrick Rose honored at annual UMKC Alumni Awards event

This year at UMKCs annual Alumni Awards, the School of Biological Sciences honored Patrick Rose. Considered one of the world’s leading experts on the Florida manatee, Patrick Rose, executive director of Save the Manatee Club, has tirelessly advocated for their health and habitat for more than 40 years. He served as the first federal manatee recovery activities coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the first manatee and marine mammal administrator for the Florida Department of Natural Resources and was also the environmental program administrator for the Department of Environmental Protection in Tallahassee before joining the Save the Manatee Club in 1996. Watch this video from our awards ceremony to learn more: