Feb 09, 2012
More than 20 students accompanied three HSU Wildlife faculty at the 2012 Conference of the Western Section of The Wildlife Society in Sacramento, CA in February 2012. Sacha Heath won 1st place for her outstanding poster presentation, Wendy Pearson placed 2nd in the oral presentation category, and Will Goldenberg placed third. Michael Best, Luke Eberhart-Phillips, and Kelly Weintraub received honorable mentions. Current students and faculty mingled with more than 40 wildlife alumni at an evening reception.
HSU Wildlife is at a 30-year high in enrollment: we now have more than 430 undergraduate students majoring in Wildlife!
Drs. Luke George and Rick Golightly have retired from the program; they will be missed dearly!
Dr. Micaela Gunther is on sabbatical, and Dr. Jeff Black is teaching 20+ senior wildlife students in a study abroad program in England.
In January, eight Wildlife Alumni and friends joined Prof. Matt Johnson and his students on a bird-watching trip in Jamaica. The group toured the island, its rainforests, swamps, and farms to locate all 28 endemic species of birds. A travel photo-blog put together by Dr. Jim Boone (BS ‘86) can be viewed at: http://www.birdandhike.com/Postcards/120101_Jamaica/_Jam.htm
The 2011 Wildlife Alumni Scholarship was awarded to Kate Howard, a promising undergraduate who will be graduating from HSU Wildlife this spring. The 2012 award will be made in the next couple of months.