Norman Borlaug

Norman Ernest Borlaug is the University’s most celebrated alumnus. During his lifetime Norman Borlaug was inducted into the collegiate National Wrestling Hall of Fame, received the Nobel Peace Prize, a Presidential Medal of Freedom, a Congressional Gold Medal, and the National Medal of Science. He helped introduce High School Wrestling to Minnesota and Little League Baseball to Mexico. He established the World Food Prize in 1986 and is the only scientist in National Statuary Hall in Washington DC.