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Winter 2015

From the Dean's Perspective

College News

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    A step back in time , article

    In honor of Virginia Cooperative Extension’s centennial in 2014, we present this brief history of Extension forestry, as drawn from a 1980 publication titled “College of the Fields.”

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    Master Naturalist program grant to enhance training curriculum , article

    The Virginia Environmental Endowment announced awards of nearly $250,000 to protect and improve the region’s natural resources, including $20,000 for the Virginia Master Naturalist program.

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    Timothy D. Sands installed as Virginia Tech president , article

    The formal installation of Timothy D. Sands as Virginia Tech’s 16th president on Oct. 17 was part of a three-day celebration that engaged students, faculty, staff, and members of the community.

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    WEI 2015 product , article

    The Wood Enterprise Institute (WEI), a student-run entrepreneurial venture, is taking orders for its 2015 product — custom wall-mount bottle openers.

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    XMNR's three-year legacy in China , article

    Since 2012, the college’s Executive Master of Natural Resources (XMNR) accelerated graduate degree program, based in the Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability, has sent a cohort of students on a 10-day international residency to Yunnan Province, China, to concentrate on sustainable development in the region.

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Alumni Corner

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    Alumni Profile – Kathryn Prociv , article

    At The Weather Channel’s Atlanta headquarters, Kathryn Prociv is known for her calm demeanor as a weather producer on the set of the channel’s flagship program, “AMHQ With Sam Champion.”

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    In Memoriam: James Edward (Jim) Mooney II , article

    Alumnus James E. (Jim) Mooney II, 55, founder, past president, and executive director of the Virginia Loggers Association, died Oct. 27 at his home in Lake Monticello, Virginia. He was a passionate logging industry activist, a former logger, and a community volunteer.

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    Jamie Roberts moves on , article

    After more than a decade in the college’s Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Jamie Roberts has moved on to a position as assistant professor of fisheries at Georgia Southern University.

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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.