Al Herrman to Receive WALSAA Daluge Red Jacket Award
A recently established Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni Association (WALSAA) tradition will continue at the WALSAA Football Fire-Up event on September 9 as the second WALSAA Daluge Red Jacket Award will be presented to Al Herrman.
Herrman was selected because of his longtime involvement and support of WALSAA. Over the years, Herrman has served WALSAA as a student representative, Farm & Industry Short Course (FISC) representative and as a member of the WALSAA Board of Directors for three terms. He also served two terms as WALSAA President in 1981 and 1985. Currently, Herrman is the chair of the Dean Henry Residence Fund committee, co-chair of the WALSAA events committee, and a member of the FISC, finance and marketing and development committees. “Al Herrman embodies the essence of the WALSAA Daluge Red Jacket Award. His energy and commitment to WALSAA and his support of the students and faculty at the UW-Madison College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is truly humbling,” shared Vern Dougherty, WALSAA President.
“The reason for WALSAA to exist has not changed in its 40-plus years of existence,” Herrman said. “WALSAA is here to support CALS, serve as a way to support students with scholarships and keep alumni involved with CALS and the University.”
Herrman recently retired from Wisconsin Public Service as manager of Wholesale Services. He and his wife, Lynn, live in New Franken, Wis. and have two children and three grandchildren.
The WALSAA Daluge Red Jacket Award honors Rick and Peggy Daluge. Rick was WALSAA’s Executive Director for many years and a founding member of the National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association (NAADA). Rick served as CALS Placement Director and CALS Assistant Dean before retiring as FISC Director in 2008. A red jacket is presented in their honor to someone who has made a significant contribution to WALSAA and the future of the organization.
WALSAA is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that supports the connection of students, faculty and alumni to the University of Wisconsin’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.