A Look Back at the Fall Semester…

Students participate in Rolleo

Fall 2015 has been an exciting semester for the College of Natural Resources. As the year comes to a close, we reflect back on all that our students and faculty have accomplished.

Take a look at some of the highlights of this semester: 

In August…

  • Two PGA Golf Management students, Anthony and Nicholas Capra, won the Golf Channel’s “Altered Course” television show competition. This fast-paced series featured two-person teams who competed on extraordinary hole layouts exceeding 700 yards, while racing against time.

In September…

Students participating in this year's Shack-a-Thon.In October…

  • College of Natural Resources students won 1st place in NC State’s Shack-a-Thon competition, raising $14,569 for Habitat for Humanity. This year, the shack was built from bamboo that was harvested from our own G.W. Hill Forest. Students throughout the college spent more than 130 hours planning, harvesting, and prepping wood before building even began.
  • Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management students Jordan Hall, Bradford Paddock, Melissa Betancur and Yolanda Munoz were finalists in the Quiz Bowl at the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) conference. This is the second year in a row that our students placed.
  • Students Dillon Dunn and Zack Davis won the Cradle of Forestry Dendrology event at the 20th Annual John G. Palmer Intercollegiate Woodsmen Meet. After tying with Western Carolina University, Dillon was able to persevere in a tie-breaker by correctly identifying and spelling the scientific name and family for the yellowwood.  This afforded the Forestry Club the chance to take home, for the second year in a row, the coveted Dendrology trophy provided by the International Dendrology Society.
  • The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Ethnic Minority Society selected Professor Kathy Hamilton Gore as this year’s recipient of the Ernest T. Attwell Award.
  • Dr. Edwin Lindsay won The Academy of Leisure Sciences Innovation in Teaching Award for his work on the gamification module used in the class, Introduction to Sports Management.
  • Dr. Roland Kays in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources discovered a new hybrid species, the coywolf.
  • Dr. Aaron Hipp spoke at the Wireless Health 15 conference about his research on crowdsourced data and sustainable transportation.

Students participate in RolleoIn November…

In December…