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Environmental ethics program to honor Frederick Ferré

Athens, Ga. – As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, the University of Georgia College of Environment and Design’s Environmental Ethics Certificate Program will honor one of its founding fathers with “A Celebration of the Life and Work of Frederick Ferré,” on Oct. 4 at 3:30 p.m. in the Founders Memorial Garden House, 325 Lumpkin St.

“Frederick was instrumental in the creation of the Environmental Ethics Certificate Program,” said Dorinda G. Dallmeyer, EECP director. “Even after his retirement, he continued to offer insight and encouragement for the Program until his untimely death last spring.”

The Environmental Ethics Certificate Program and the department of philosophy will jointly reflect on Ferré’s contributions to environmental philosophy. Geoffrey Frasz, professor of philosophy at the College of Southern Nevada, will be the guest speaker at the event. Frasz conducted his dissertation under Ferré’s guidance and was among the first recipients of the graduate certificate in environmental ethics in 1984.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact, Dorinda G. Dallmeyer at 706-542-0935 or

The College of Environment and Design is home to one of the oldest and largest schools of landscape architecture in the U.S. and offers degrees in landscape architecture, historic preservation and environmental planning and design, as well as a certificate in environmental ethics. For more information on the college, see