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Park Studies Laboratory

Park Studies Lab Alum is a Hero

Park Studies Lab alum Dan Abbe was recently recognized as a hero for his daring rescue of two people at Yosemite National Park. Dan is a Wilderness Ranger at the park and was first on the scene of an automo-bile accident in which two passengers were trapped in a burning car. Despite risks to his own safety, he helped the passengers escape just before the car was engulfed in flames. Dan received the Department of Interior's Award of Valor in a ceremony in Washington. Dan earned a masters degree in the Rubenstein School.
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