UNA University Center Names Library for Purdue ABE Alumnus Mauri Fortes, PhD

Monday, March 4, 2013, The Vice-President of UNA University Center Professor Átila Simões da Cunha and Guajajaras Campus Director Professor Carolina Marra will unveil the plaque designating the campus library as “Professor Dr. Mauri Fortes Library.” Dr. Fortes received his PhD from Purdue Agricultural & Biological Engineering in 1978, under the tutelage of Professor Martin Okos.

A plaque commemorating the honor reads: Prof. Dr. Mauri Fortes, Through the years, your wisdom and vocation for professorship, confirmed through your activities in academic management, teaching, and research, have inspired us to build in our institution an educational model which effectively contributes to transforming the society. Receive, as one of the most admirable representatives in the history of this University Center, the recognition, respect, and gratitude from all UNA Community. Belo Horizonte, February 4, 2013 UNA.

In 2003, the Agricultural & Biological Engineering department honored Dr. Fortes as an ABE Outstanding Alumni. This departmental award was established to recognize individuals that have achieved significant professional, community, education, or social accomplishments in areas involving agriculture, engineering, or technology.