Dr. Nandini Nimbkar Gets
University of Florida's
Dr. Nandini Nimbkar, the
President of Nimbkar Agricultural
Research Institute (NARI),
was selected as one of the 47 most
distinguished alumnae of University
of Florida, Gainesville, U.S.A. She was
the only non-American so chosen. Thus it is a singular honor
for an Indian and an Asian to get this award.
Dr. Nandini Nimbkar did
her M.S. and Ph.D. from University of Florida in 1977 and
1981 respectively. Since 1981 she has been with Nimbkar
Agricultural Research Institute, first as a researcher,
Director and now as a President since 1990.
University of Florida - a major U.S.
University started the coeducation program in 1947. Thus 1997
was the 50th anniversary
of coeducation. The President of University set up a 22-member
commission to select 47 most distinguished alumnae out of
85,000 women who have graduated from UF since 1947. Honorees
were selected based on outstanding contributions to their
field of service, the university, their communities and the
state or the nation. Screening criteria were identical to
those used to select UF's Alumnus/Alumna of Distinction
awards. Dr. Nimbkar was one of the 47 so selected.
The 46 other awardees
Clinton's Cabinet member, Shere Hite the world famous
author, US Congresswomen, Olympic gold medalist, Chief
Justice of Florida Supreme Court among others.
The award in the
form of a medallion was given to Dr. Nimbkar by Dr. Lombardi,
the President of University of Florida at a gala convocation
on 19 September 1997.
awardees in front of plaque. Dr. Nimbkar is standing second from
left in the second row