Michael A. Chowdry

Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient

University of Minnesota, Crookston, May 5, 2001

Michael A. Chowdry, a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Crookston, was the chairman, chief executive officer and president of Atlas Air, Inc., an international air cargo company that he founded in 1992. He is remembered as a man who was a model of what one can achieve in our country that rewards hard work, honesty, and the entrepreneurial spirit. The Honors Committee is saddened to report a recent plane crash took his life at the age of 45 and recommends this award is given posthumously.

Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.