HSU Forestry Awards $33,000 in Scholarships

Arcata – Humboldt State University’s Department of Forestry and Wildland Resources awarded more than $33,000 in scholarships at its recent 11th annual spring banquet, which drew approximately 100 people, including students, faculty and scholarship donors.

Twenty-two students received scholarships from the department and supporting organizations. Jonathan Karp, 3.95 GPA, received the Academic Excellence Award for graduating forestry students. Logan Peterson, GPA 3.95, was named Most Outstanding Student in Wildland Soils and Fletcher Nelson, GPA 3.67, was honored as Most Outstanding Student in Rangeland Resources. Carrie Capra received the Professional Promise Award in Forestry.

Donors Joan Pierson, Jerry Partain and Jim Brown announced student scholarships bearing their names. Lisa Perry, College of Natural Resources and Sciences recruiter, reprised two scholarships on behalf of the Redwood Region Logging Conference (RRLC) that were conferred in mid-March on Jesse Bode and Brent Saulsbury.

Cindi Petrusha awarded the North Coast Chapter of Women in Timber scholarship to Sally Gay.

Perry presented RRLC plaques to Justin Kostick, HSU Logging Sports Team coach, and Jarrod Follmar, HSU Logging Sports Team president, for organizing the Association of Western Forestry Clubs 71st Logging Sports Conclave. It was held in conjunction with the omnibus RRLC gathering in mid-March at Redwood Fairgrounds.