CNR Alumni Notes
National Honors: Kathryn Roeder ’82 (wildlife resources) has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Roeder currently serves as a professor of Statistics and Life Sciences at University of Pittsburg Medical Center and as vice provost for faculty at Carnegie Melon University.
United Nations Calling: Markie Miller, M.S. ’17 (environmental science) was invited to present at a special interactive dialogue at the United Nations on April 22 titled: “Mother Earth Approach in the Implementation of Education and Climate Change.” Miller is an activist with the Toledoans for Safe Water in Ohio.
A Big Fish Tale: CNR alum, Jake Kremer ’18 (fishery resources), was one of the first to catch a burbot when the season opened. Burbot, once near extinction in Idaho, has had an incredible recovery with the help of CNR researchers, the Kootenai Tribe and other partners. Read the full fish story in the Lewiston Tribune.
Promotion: Jamie Holly, ’11 (forest resources) was promoted to vice president of operations at Futurewood Corporation in Hayward, Wisconsin in Sept. 2018. Previously he was NE resource manager.
Alaska Wild: Katie Anderson ’18 (ecology and conservation biology; wildlife resources) is working on a master's degree at University of Alaska, Anchorage. Her research is on how fire effects moose nutrition, which means she spends her days looking at plants, hiking, and working with four captive raised moose calves that will be used with the project.
A Scholarship Legacy: The family of Kyle Wetmore ’94 (forest products) who passed away from cancer in June 2018, honored his memory and many contributions to the field of forestry by setting up a scholarship in his memory. At the Intermountain Logging Conference in April this year, the scholarship was awarded to Tyler Karnes, a forestry student at CNR.
Loss in the CNR Family: Robert “Bob” Thomas Coats, ’59 (forestry) passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 at the age of 82. Bob worked in forestry for 66 years, including for the Idaho Department of Lands, Evergreen Forest Products and NW Management in Moscow. “Being a forester was his passion, his hobby and truly his “retirement Being a forester was his passion, his hobby and truly his “retirement.”