1750David rouse presents the faculty leadership award to len lovshin in 2002. leonard l. lovshin jr. came to auburn as a doctoral student in 1968 following service as a peace corps volunteer in togo, west africa. upon completion of his doctorate in 1972 he accepted a position as chief of party with the auburn project in brazil where he helped promote aquaculture research until 1979. he also served as project leader in panama from 1981-1984 and returned to brazil as a fulbright scholar in 1997. while on campus he taught courses in hatchery management (1985-1988), principles of aquaculture (1981, 1996, 1999-2003), aquaculture production and coordinator of the master of aquaculture program (1988-1996), and introduction to fisheries science (2001-2003). he has published widely about the production of tilapia and been on the forefront of aquaculture development in developing countries. dr. lovshin retired in 2003.