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The College of Natural Resources is pleased to announce that the Bob Slocum Forestry Communication Scholarship Endowment has been established in honor of the late Bob Slocum.

The Slocum Family with Dean Mary Watzin at Slocum endowment signing ceremony

Slocum Endowment Signing (pictured L to R) Sons- Wes and Matt, Wife- Linda, Dean Mary Watzin, Son- Ryan and brother- David

The late Robert "Bob" W. Slocum

The late Robert “Bob” W. Slocum

Robert “Bob” W. Slocum Jr. was a great family man, communicator, forestry advocate and alumnus of NC State University. Slocum graduated in 1973 from North Carolina State University with a Forest Management degree. He started his career as a field forester for the state of Virginia and later served as vice president for forestry policy and research of the American Forest Council in Washington, DC.

For 24 years, he served as the Executive Vice President of the North Carolina Forestry Association, where he personally directed the association’s legislative efforts at both the state and federal level.

Slocum served on the board of the NC State Natural Resource Foundation for several years and was an adjunct professor for NC State’s College of Natural Resources.

He enjoyed playing golf and racquetball, hunting and fishing, but more than anything, he enjoyed spending time with his family.

Slocum died in October 2012 and to continue his legacy of communicator, advocate and coach, his family established this scholarship to encourage foresters to practice effective communication for the benefit of sustainable management of forestlands.

The scholarship is funded by contributions made in his honor by family, friends, co-workers, industry leaders and land owners.

Merit-based awards will be made from this endowment to undergraduate students enrolled the College of Natural Resources at NC State.  Awards will be for one academic year and may be renewed based on specific criteria being met.  The student must be enrolled in the area of forest management/natural resource management and have an interest in promoting sustainable forest management through various, evolving avenues of communications.