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Winter 2014

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Table of Contents: Winter 2014

From the Dean's Perspective

We continue to innovate while building on our exceptionally strong learning, discovery, and engagement foundation across the college.

College News

New environmental informatics major opens a world of opportunity

As efforts to manage natural resources grow increasingly reliant on computer-based approaches, the need for professionals trained in data gathering and knowledge integration has skyrocketed.

First-year experience program honored

The college’s first-year experience program — Invent the Sustainable Future — received one of three 2013 University Exemplary Program Awards.

Wiseman leads Virginia Big Tree Program

Eric Wiseman, associate professor of urban forestry and arboriculture, has been named coordinator of the Virginia Big Tree Program.

WEI unveils 2014 product

The student-run entrepreneurial venture that uses a concept-to-marketing business approach, is taking orders for its 2014 product — a customized maple and cherry cutting board.

State launches wildlife conflict helpline

Virginia residents have a new resource available for dealing with wildlife issues, from bats in your attic to bears in your trash cans and everything in between.

Career Fair

The college’s Career Fair was moved to Owens Hall this year to better accommodate both students and potential employers.

Faculty Briefs

Burkhart named Forest Champion

Harold E. Burkhart, University Distinguished Professor and the Thomas M. Brooks Professor of Forestry, was named Forest Champion of the Year by the Forest Landowners Association.

New college faculty

The College would like to welcome our new faculty Scott Barrett, Leandro Castello, Kelly Cobourn, Alycia Crall, Luke Juran, and Quinn Thomas.

Kelly recognized as a Global Conservation Leader

Associate Professor Marcella Kelly received the Global Conservation Leader Award from the Philadelphia Zoo at the zoo’s fourth annual Global Conservation Gala.

Fox receives Barrington Moore Award

Tom Fox, professor of forest soils and silviculture, received the Society of American Forester’s Barrington Moore Award in Biological Science.

Stiles commended by the CIA

Kenneth Stiles received the Career Commendation Medal from the CIA for exceptional achievement during his 29 years of service.

Dean Emeritus honored with lectureship

Dean Emeritus J. Michael Kelly was honored by the Soil Science Society of America with the 2013 Sergei A. Wilde Distinguished Lectureship on Forest Soils.


New center to provide improved data, tools, and models for sustainable outcomes

In keeping with its commitment to advancing the science of sustainability, the college has created the Center for Natural Resources Assessment and Decision Support.

Aspiring wildlife filmmaker wraps up as co-host of children’s tv program

Clark DeHart of Blacksburg, Va., who graduated in December 2013 with a degree in wildlife science, is not only following his dream career in wildlife conservation filmmaking, he has also received two Telly Awards while a part of the multiple award winning children’s TV series “Aqua Kids.”

Student Notes

Leadership Institute

The 2013-14 Leadership Institute student cohort winter break trip included stops in Richmond, Charlottesville, and Washington, D.C.

Parece reaps multiple accolades

In addition to winning scholarships and a poster competition, Tammy Parece has co-authored a number of published works.

Forestry Club provides firewood to new dining hall

The Forestry Club has been selling firewood locally for many years to raise funds for timber sports activities.

Fisheries program opens doors for freshman

Paige Crane got a jump on her college studies by participating in the Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program over the summer.

Raymond presented with Scholar Award

Jay Raymond received an International Plant Nutrition Institute Scholar Award for graduate students in sciences relevant to plant nutrition and crop nutrient management.

Search and rescue!

When not working on her master’s in geography, Ashley Lewis, spends much of her time as a search and rescue (SAR) volunteer, which includes training, teaching, and responding to calls.

Global Sustainabilty Center

New center partnerships work toward responsible water management

Effectively managing the planet’s water resources is critical to ensuring equitable development around the world.

Student partners with Campbell Soup to make Camden a ‘healthy community’

Partnering with the Campbell Soup Company’s Healthy Communities program has opened Pam Nagurka’s eyes to the private sector’s role in social issues.

Alumni Corner

Alumni Profile: Christian Heine

Alumnus Christian Heine has come a long way — literally and figuratively — from his start as a woodworker’s apprentice in his home country of Germany to his current position as president of Bosch Power Tools North America.

Austen heads American Fisheries Society

Douglas J. Austen has been selected as executive director of the American Fisheries Society

Bullard garners multiple honors

Steven Bullard has been elected president of the National Association of University Forest Resources Programs.

25th Anniversary

Celebrating 25 Years

    1992 through 2017, 25 years

Join us Sept. 15-16 to visit campus and reconnect with alumni, faculty, staff, and friends.

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