... for alumni and friends
The SFRC has been very fortu- majors exist or what the career possibilities are, and they "find" our ma-
nate in the past few years to have jors along the way. We seek your assistance to help more young people
added new faculty and programs. find the SFRC majors and to expose them to the many exciting career
By the end of 2006, we anticipate opportunities available.
having 15 new SFRC faculty The SFRC Alumni Association is proposing to form small
members (either in Gainesville or regional committees in various locations around the State to coordinate
at IFAS Research and Education recruiting in their local areas. Each regional committee would be com-
Centers around the State) who posed of 3 to 5 people representing a range of SFRC careers. These com-
were not here in 2003. They, with mittees would then identify local alumni and friends who are willing to
existing SFRC faculty members, commit a small amount of time and become an SFRC ambassador to:
are building and conducting pro- (1) Visit career days at high schools and community colleges; (2) Go to a
grams in teaching, research and middle school to talk about career options; (3) Reach guidance counse-
extension to help meet the needs lors; (4) Permit an interested student to shadow them for a day, and (5)
Sour stakeholders and realize our vision of becoming one of the top Spread the word!
ve university programs in forest resources, conservation and geomatics. So, we need to double SFRC undergraduate enrollment to
We thank all of our supporters for helping make this expansion meet the demands of the State of Florida and we seek your help to
)ssible, and are seeking your assistance to help us grow undergraduate make it happen. If you're interested in serving on one of the regional
dent enrollment in all three SFRC majors (Forest Resources and Con- alumni committees or as an SFRC ambassador, please contact: Ms Mae
rvation, Natural Resource Conservation and Geomatics). The number Funk, SFRC Academic Services Coordinator at 352-846-0847,
SSFRC graduates with BS degrees is not meeting the statewide demand email@example.com, or write to her at the SFRC.
any of these areas. Yet, the placement of graduates is above 90%; they Thank you all for your continuing support of the School of
ive rewarding careers and the future is bright for that to continue. The Forest Resources and Conservation.
problem seems to be that all three of our majors are "found" majors
meaning that most young people do not grow up wanting to be a for-
ester, conservationist or surveyor. Rather, they do not even know these
U Harold Mikell received the SFRC Distinguished Service Award
at the SFRC Student Council Annual Award Banquet.
U Charlie Houder received the SFRC Out-
standing Alumnus of the Year Award at the
SFRC Student Council Annual Awards Banquet on
March 25,2006. He also received the SAF C. Huxley
Coulter Award for his contributions to the profes-
sion of forestry
O Shaun Stewart received the SAF Young Forester of the Year
Award at the 2006 SAF/SFRC Spring Symposium.
Three new faculty members have joined the SFRC: Matt Cohen in hy-
drology and water resources, Francisco Escobedo in urban forestry, and
Kimberly Bohn in silviculture at the Research and Education Center in
Milton. Michael Bannister (PhD '01) received the Outstanding Profes-
sional Skill Award in Distance Education and Instructional Design and
Gold award for his _1 I' .. in the Southeast web course from the As-
sociation for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources,
and Life and Human Sciences. P.K. Nair received the 2005-2006 Doc-
toral Dissertation Advisor/ I.inr. .in Award from the UF Graduate
4 / 4 1.
Janaki Alavalapati received the University of Florida Research Founda-
tion Professorship award. EricJokela received the SAF Stephen Spurr
Award. Winnie Lante ('80) received the Outstanding SFRC Staff Mem-
ber award at the SFRC Student Council Awards Banquet.
The following awards and scholarships were presented at the Annual
SFRC Student Council Awards Banquet: Rebecca Gruby Outstand-
ing NRC Student and an Adkins Scholarship, Jeremy Tankersley Out-
standing FRC Student, Tyler Dreaden Walker scholarship, Erin
Brown Conde scholarship, Jared Nobles Rayonier Scholarship, Sam
Negaran Florida Division of SAF Rising Senior Award, and Tyler
Dreaden Florida Division of SAF Outstanding Graduate Award. The
following students received the Florida Surveying and Mapping Society
Scholarship: Philip Ghiotto, Carlos Cardo, Chris Kinslow, Steven
Sonberg,Jose Morales, Chris Wild, and April Dao. Jeff Weinberger
received the Surveying and Mapping Scholarship.
Congratulations to the following students who will be graduating in
May: Joseph Bruner, Bryan Croft, Laura Paterson, James Sweeney,
JeremyTankersley, Steven Filippelli, Rebecca Gruby, Dashiell Morris,
Jeremy Preston, Ethan Sadowski, Jay Shearer, Martin Stevens,
Brandon Van Nuys, Christie Klimas, Liliana Parisi, Shruti Agrawal,
Eric Holzmueller, Joe Ying Chin Yang, James Leviner, Steven
Sonberg, and Tyler Weightman.
The School of Forest Resources & Conservation Newsletter is published to inform alumni and friends. Comments and information to share
should be directed to the Main Office: phone (352) 846-0850, fax (352) 392-1707, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website at www.sfrc.ufl.edu.
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Seniors Rebecca Gruby andJeremy Tankersley receiving the Outstand-
ing Natural Resource Conservation and Forest Resources and Con-
servation Student of the Year Awards.
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Students learning from a watershed model at the
4-H Forest Ecology Contest held at the Austin
Cary Memorial Forest.
Below: P.aicipants of the 4-H For-
est Ecolorg Comest held .u ihe
_Austnl C.ary M lueorial Forest.
.Xbo e, Left and Below: Student and faculty partici-
p.uinrg in international study opportunities in the
Czech Republic and Costa Rica.
Left: E.T. York (former Chancellor of State Uni-
versity System), Jimmy Cheek (UF Senior Vice
President for Agriculture and Natural Re-
sources), Ann Bartuska (USDA Forest Service
Deputy Chief of Research and Development),
John Gray (former SFRC Director), and Tim
White (SFRC Director) participating in the 37th
Annual Spring Symposium.
Above: Ph.D. student Carlos Gonzalez mea-
suring net photosynthesis rate of a longleaf
pine tree at a research site on the Austin
Cary Memorial Forest.
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Support from SFRC
alumni and friends is
vital to our mission
of serving the
people and resources
of Florida and the
There are many ways to contribute:
Time, Cash or a Charitable Gift Annuity that may increase your retirement income and earn an income tax deduction (must be 55 or older).
Send gifts directly to: School of Forest Resources & Conservation PO Box 110410 Gainesville, FL 32611
Make checks payable to the University of Florida Foundation, Inc.-SHARE and designate the SFRC.
Without the support of friends we could not maintain our level of academic excellence. Thanks to all our supporters.
Many thanks to the following who made contributions to the Forest Stewardship Program: International Forest Company, Marden Indus-
tries, Inc., Blanton's Longleaf Container Nursery, Florida Farm Bureau Federation, BASF Corporation, American Forest Management,
Inc., Farm Credit of Northwest Florida, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, and Red River Specialties, Inc. Thanks to Lewis H. Kent for
creating the Lewis H. Kent Geomatics Endowment. Thanks to Deborah A. Silber for her donation to the Joshua C. Dickinson IV Fellow-
ship Fund. Thanks to Sealy, Inc. for matching Kenneth L. Walker's contribution to the Leigh A. Walker Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Thanks to Thomas J. Murphy ('89) for his contribution to the Surveying/Mapping Scholarship Fund and to the Florida Surveying and
Mapping Society, Inc. for their contributions to the Surveying Support Fund. Thanks to Ashland, Inc. Foundation for matching Richard E.
Kosior's ('82) donation to the Surveying Support Fund. Thanks to Wayne Smith and Mitzi Austin for their contribution to the Wayne Smith
Student Leadership Fund. Many thanks to the following who made contributions to the Project Learning Tree Fund: Packaging Corpora-
tion of America and International Paper Company Foundation. Thanks to Elizabeth Z. Olson for her contribution to the Newins and
Ziegler Scholarship Fund. Many thanks to the following who made contributions to the School's Unrestricted Fund: Procter & Gamble
Company for matching James F. Schaeffner's ('50) donation, William M. Bennett ('54), Paul F. Mott ('67), Louis I. Gaby ('51), Norma K.
Horan-Vogt in memory of Douglas Horan, and Dr. and Mrs. Loukas Arvanitis.