From the Dean's Perspective
Article ItemCMI Instrumental in Completing Carbon Offset Project , article
The college’s Conservation Management Institute (CMI) provided technical expertise for the world’s first avoided planned deforestation project to receive certification under the requirements of the international Verified Carbon Standard.
Article ItemCollege Students Learn to Teach High Schoolers , article
Virginia Tech has partnered with the University of Georgia and Appalachian State University in an innovative program called Ambassadors for Conservation Education.
Article ItemDepartment Changes Name , article
The college’s wood science and forest products department has changed its name to the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials.
Article ItemGraduate Student Saves Drowning Victim , article
Matt Hillman of Southborough, Mass., a wildlife science master’s student who was conducting research on Cape Lookout National Seashore, N.C., last May, became a local hero when he saved the life of a woman drowning in a rip tide.
Article ItemHajnal's Last Dip in the Pool for H2Okies , article
Senior wildlife science major Erika Hajnal of Budapest, Hungary, closed out her career on the H2Okies swimming team with strong performances in this year’s ACC and NCAA championships.
Article ItemSlemp Heads VT Snow , article
Nate Slemp, a wood science and forest products major, is president of VT Snow, a student-run ski and snowboard club now in its third year.
Article ItemWildlife Students Bring Home Range of Honors , article
Extending their passion for wildlife and the environment beyond the classroom, a number of wildlife science students took home prizes in recent competitions.
Article ItemIn Memoriam: Dennis Stauffer , article
Dennis Stauffer — son of Professor Dean Stauffer, associate dean of academic programs, and his wife, Bennie — died in an automobile accident in Asheville, N.C., on Jan. 18, 2012.
Article ItemPlover Research Captures Monograph Award , article
Nationally known wildlife researcher Jim Fraser and his research team leaders Lawrence Houghton and Jonathan Cohen received the 2011 Wildlife Society Publication Award in the monograph category.
Article ItemPopular Professor Named Environmental Officer for Ocean Energy Bureau , article
Alan Thornhill, a popular adjunct faculty member in the college’s National Capital Region graduate program, is the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) first chief environmental officer.
Article ItemSocial Media Steers Hollywood Stars to Tech , article
Geography instructor John Boyer, already known for his Plaid Avenger alter ego and his unorthodox teaching methods, has embraced social media in a way unmatched on the Blacksburg campus.
Article ItemResearch May Help Save Tigers on the Brink of Extinction , article
The tiger is one of the most beloved and well-known jungle cats. Unfortunately, it is also one of the world’s most endangered species.
Article ItemSpring Break Students Construct School Addition in Hawaii , article
Professor Emeritus Dick Neves has long been dedicated to community service projects supporting children in the small Haitian town of Pignon.
Article ItemStudents Explore Sustainability in Costa Rica , article
Assistant Professor Henry Quesada of the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials returned to Costa Rica this spring with a group of students for the study abroad component of his Global Issues in Sustainability course.
Article ItemAdkins Named True Professional of Arboriculture , article
Richard Adkins, forestry supervisor for the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, has been named one of seven “True Professionals of Arboriculture” for 2011 by the International Society of Arboriculture.
Article ItemAlumni Board Welcomes New Members , article
The College of Natural Resources and Environment Alumni Board has welcomed two new members.
Article ItemIn Memoriam: Mark Bain , article
Mark Bain of Lansing, N.Y., passed away on Feb. 8, 2012, at the age of 56 from ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).
General ItemAdditional 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.