2012 started off with a dash of four days of travel in Virginia and Washington, D.C., with our Leadership Institute students.
The college was once again well represented during Sustainability Week activities on campus.
Virginians can now show their support for community trees by purchasing a new “Virginia Loves Trees” specialty license plate.
Professor Audrey Zink-Sharp and Associate Professor Carolyn Copenheaver served as group leaders for the Wood Anatomy for Dendrochronologists workshop held during the 21st annual North American Dendroecological Fieldweek (NADEF) at the Mountain Lake Biological Station in Pembroke, Va.
The college mourns the recent passing of Marianne Stern, wife of longtime college faculty member E. George Stern, who passed away in 2001.
The college welcomed 14 organizations to its inaugural Career Fair in November.
College Development Director Bob Mollenhauer and Professor Robert Bush were invited to join members of Gov. McDonnell’s cabinet on a visit to a packaging facility in Staunton.
In observance of the United Nations’ International year of Forests — a celebration of people’s actions to sustainably manage the world’s forests — the college hosted a public screening of “Green Fire.”
It didn’t take Shawn Hash long to figure out how to turn his love of the outdoors into a career path. Shortly after graduating, he and his brother opened Tangent Outfitters.
Charlie Wade (’07 B.S. and ’10 M.S. in forestry) and Scott McKee (’09 B.S. and ’11 M.S. in forestry) started Collegiate Nurseries in 2009, offering a way for students, fans, and alumni to take a piece of campus home with them.
David Groeschl has been named state forester by Idaho Department of Lands Director Tom Schultz.
John T. Harrington (’87 M.S. in forestry) of Rociada, N.M., passed away on June 6, 2011, at the age of 49.
Student interest has been swirling like a cyclone when the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia approved the new bachelor of science degree program offering the first meteorology degree in the state.
On a humid, summer morning, students gear up for a day of field work, ready to put their newly honed skills to the test. But this is far from a typical day in the woods.
Fisheries science majors Andrew Shamaskin of Midlothian, Va., and Brendan Runde of Mechanicsville, Md., each received an Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.
Clark DeHart, a wildlife science major from Blacksburg, joined the cast of “Aqua Kids” for the show’s seventh season.
Geography and meteorology student Dan Goff, the chief meteorologist at Virginia Tech’s WUVT-FM radio station, has quite a fan following.
Nine students from the college are participating in the inaugural Honors Residential College (HRC), a new type of living environment where students can engage with peers, faculty, staff, and community members within a residence hall.
Professor Bruce Hull was named the Engaged Scholar for July by the university’s Outreach Council for his involvement in projects aimed at promoting sustainable land use and his role as advisor to a number of organizations.
Janaki Alavalapati was named a 2011 Senior Fellow in the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas program. The program addresses issues such as clean energy, sustainable landscapes, and climate-change adaptations.
Laszlo Horvath, who joined the faculty in 2010 as an assistant professor of practice, has been named director of Virginia Tech’s Center for Unit Load Design.
Professor Emeritus David L. Trauger received the Washington Academy of Sciences Leo Schubert Award for teaching science in college. Founded in 1898, the academy has been honoring distinguished scientists who work in the greater Washington, D.C., area since 1940.
Bob Smith, associate dean of engagement, has been appointed by the secretary of agriculture to the Forestry Research Advisory Council, representing the interest area of forestry schools and state agricultural experiment stations.
Eric Hallerman discusses the use of genetically modified animals in food production, a hotly debated issue, in a commentary recently published by the Council on Agricultural Science and Technology, a nongovernment organization that informs elected officials and the public on emerging issues in agriculture.
Extension Agent Adam Downing, Michael LaChance of Virginia Cooperative Extension, and Michael Santucci of the Virginia Department of Forestry recently earned national acclaim for their work to help preserve family forests.