FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 14, 1997

Diana M. Hawkins or

Vicki M. Boatwright



LARRY E. MALLARD NAMED REFUGE MANAGER

AT ARKANSAS' WHITE RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Larry E. Mallard, a 27-year veteran of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, was recently appointed to the position of refuge manager at the White River National Wildlife Refuge, near DeWitt, Arkansas. He replaces Marvin T. Hurdle, who retired from the Service in January 1997.

Mallard, with his wife, Suzanne, an elementary school teacher, comes to the White River refuge from the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in south Georgia, where he served two stints as a assistant refuge manager from 1972 to 1976 and as a deputy project leader from 1988 to 1997. He is, however, no newcomer to White River, having served here as assistant refuge manager for eight years beginning in 1976.

A native of Maysville, North Carolina, Mallard's roots are firmly anchored in the Southeast. He began his career with the Service in 1969 as a student trainee at Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina. Three years later, he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Conservation from North Carolina State University and went on to serve at four other refuges in the Southeast: Piedmont and Savannah national wildlife refuges in Georgia; Santee National Wildlife Refuge in South Carolina and Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge in Alabama.

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Release #: R97-46


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