The year 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the College of Natural Resources and Environment. I hope you will join us for our celebration on campus in the fall. We will commemorate not only the formation of the college but also our long history at Virginia Tech and the evolution of our program over time.
The college welcomed nearly 200 students, alumni, faculty, staff, working professionals, and invited guests to the Inn at Virginia Tech for the Women in Natural Resources: Leading, Mentoring, and Connecting conference.
The college is pleased to announce the creation of the Dean’s Advisory Council. Members include professionals, donors, and stakeholders who represent a wide spectrum of practices.
The college welcomed Corrine Woods as its director of alumni relations in January.
Thomas Olson, the college’s assistant dean of finance, human resources, and research since 2000, retired in December after 28 years at Virginia Tech.
A consummate planner, Thomas Olson always had an eye toward the college’s future and worked closely with Candice Albert over the past five years to ensure a seamless transition when he retired.
Work continues on protecting and preserving 11.5 acres of old-growth forest on the Virginia Tech campus commonly known as Stadium Woods.
Carolyn Copenheaver partnered with Keita Shumaker to provide a worthy student with a unique opportunity.
The Powell River, located in northeastern Tennessee, became home to 750 new mussels last fall thanks to a restoration effort funded by the Tennessee Valley Authority
The Wood Enterprise Institute (WEI), a student-run entrepreneurial venture, has knocked it out of the park with its 2017 product — a VT-shaped tabletop wine rack.
Across the nation, awareness of water as a critical, increasingly limited resource is seeping into public consciousness. With an eye toward the future of water, Professor Stephen Schoenholtz has been named president of the National Institutes for Water Resources.
Donald J. Orth, the Thomas H. Jones Professor in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, has recently been honored with multiple awards for his teaching.
Associate Professor Eric Wiseman received the 2016 Alex L. Shigo Award for Arboricultural Education from the International Society of Arboriculture.
Combining education, networking, sightseeing, good food, and an opportunity to experience local communities, the field tours offer an incredible outdoor classroom on sustainable forestry management.
Many people recognize the most common bird species in Virginia, but there is still much that scientists don’t know about these species.
While many people spend their summers in the sun and sand, Tim Greene of Princeton, Massachusetts was more than happy to spend his summer in conditions of snow, ice, and winds in excess of 100 miles per hour.
Senior wildlife conservation major Allison Moser of Ashburn, Virginia, spent the summer in the mountains of Roan, North Carolina, studying the Appalachian cottontail, a rare rabbit species, under an ACC Creativity and Innovation Fellowship.
Lindsay Wentzel, a junior double majoring in wildlife conservation and fish conservation, worked with a team that studied black bears for evidence of pseudopregnancy.
Senior Hae Kim and master’s student Jason Emmel are not only fishing buddies and fellow fish conservation students; they have traded the Virginia record for the largest carp captured using bow and arrow.
Two students from the college were among the three cadets selected to receive the flags before the Battle at Bristol.
Sarah Karpanty’s Principles of Fisheries and Wildlife Management and Conservation course meets in Virginia Tech’s new classroom building, a state-of-the-art facility that includes 15 classrooms and four labs designed for interdisciplinary use by students and faculty across the university
When Sean Wetterberg graduated from Virginia Tech, he never imagined that he could combine his passions for skiing and forestry into a career with the U.S. Forest Service.
When asked why he has chosen to give annually to the college since 1974, Bob Garst’s answer is simple: “It’s the right thing to do.” For Garst, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) isn’t just a motto; it’s a lifestyle.
Since earning his bachelor’s degree in geography in 2011, Tyler Bristow has put his studies to the test, working to improve the technology available to the global renewable energy community.
Suzie Leslie was featured in the November/December 2016 issue of Virginia Gardener magazine for her efforts to create a biologically balanced landscape.
We love hearing about all the great things going on with our alumni — awards, promotions, retirements, etc. Regrettably, we don’t have enough space in the newsmagazine to print them all. You can now catch up with former classmates and fellow Hokies online.