Natural Resources Students and Faculty Attend National Foresters Convention

Sunday, November 20 2011


A student team from the College of Natural Resources forest resource program recently made it to the semi finals in the Quiz Bowl event at the Society of American Foresters National Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, Nov. 2-6. Team members included Tess Pinkney, Trevor DoBell-Carlsson, Jacob Vail and Elise Suronen, who competed against 23 forestry teams from across the U.S. Bill Sweeney, a forest resources undergraduate and a national officer in the student Society of American Foresters, helped organize and run the Quiz Bowl event. In addition, undergraduates Grayson Stone and Josh Miller presented posters, and graduate students Rob Keefe, Olga Kildesheva, Emily Overton, Matthew Aghai, Bridget McNassar, Elise Suronen, Jake Kleinknecht and Christine Droske also gave presentations. CNR faculty who attended and/or presented included Jay O’Laughlin, professor; Ron Mahoney, professor emeritus; and student SAF Chapter faculty co-advisor; Kurt Pregitzer, CNR dean; and Jo Ellen Force, department head.