October 16, 2019 Amb. Kenneth Quinn
In October 2019, Dr. Louise Fresco, President of Wageningen University of the Netherlands, joined Ambassador Quinn and John Ruan III in unveiling a plaque near a tree donated by the university and planted in the Ruan Garden at the Hall of Laureates. Dr. Fresco, a member of the World Food Prize Council of Advisors, had proposed the tree planting as part of Wageningen's 100th Year Anniversary Celebration during which it was planting trees at location all around the globe. Also joining in the event was Simon N. Groot of the Netherlands, the 2019 World Food Prize Laureate, as well as a number of students from the university.