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Winter 2011

From the Dean's Perspective

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    From the Dean's Perspective , article

    The pace quickens as we work on a structural and content overhaul of most of our college’s undergraduate degree platform and prepare the college and our students for the future.

College News

Student Notes

Faculty Briefs

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    Day Named Early Career Scientist , article

    Assistant Professor Susan D. Day received the 2010 Early Career Scientist Award from the International Society of Arboriculture, a professional society with over 22,000 members worldwide that serves the fields of arboriculture and urban forestry.

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    New Packaging Science Faculty , article

    The Department of Wood Science and Forest Products recently welcomed two new faculty members as assistant professors of practice with emphasis on undergraduate education and research in packaging science.

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    Oderwald Retires as Professor Emeritus , article

    The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors honored Richard Oderwald, professor of forest biometrics and associate dean of academic programs, with the title of “professor emeritus” following his retirement last summer.

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    Professor and Graduate Student Given IUFRO Honors , article

    Professor Janaki Alavalapati, head of the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, and former graduate student Guillermo Trincado were honored by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) at its World Congress last summer.

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    Zink-Sharp Now an SWST Fellow , article

    Professor Audrey Zink-Sharp has been elected a Fellow of the Society for Wood Science and Technology (SWST), an international organization dedicated to advancing the profession of wood science.

Development Happenings

Big Tree

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    Big Tree , article

    Virginia is once again well represented in the National Register of Big Trees, published every two years by American Forests.

Alumni Corner

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    Alumni News — Winter 2011 , article

    Updates on Keith Ashley (‘75 B.S. in biology and ‘79 M.S. in fisheries and wildlife sciences), Neil A. Clark (‘94 B.S. in forestry and wildlife, ‘98 M.S. in forestry), Gerald Foltz (‘70 B.S. in forestry), and Steven Quagliata (‘08 B.A. in geography).

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    Alumni Profile: Greg Meade , article

    As Greg Meade, manager of the Conservation Forestry Program for The nature Conservancy in Abingdon, Va., has garnered accolades and established an outstanding career and reputation in forestry, he has maintained close ties to his alma mater.

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    Additional alumni news

    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.