Legislative resolution honors professor

NEW PALTZ — In a small ceremony, SUNY New Paltz President Roger Bowen presented the citation of a New York State resolution honoring Dr. Heinz Meng, a professor of biology who is beginning his 51st year at New Paltz.

The resolution, sponsored by Senator John Bonacic and Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, recognizes Meng for his achievements in reversing the process of extinction of the peregrine falcon and his devotion to teaching.

During the office ceremony, Bowen also presented to Meng an autographed book written by New Paltz graduate and former Meng student Dr. Alan Young, who is now a zoologist working in Wisconsin. In his inscription, Young thanked Meng for being a true inspiration.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Photos of Meng taken at the ceremony are available online at www.newpaltz.edu/news/images/mengnys.html