Alumni and Friends Banquet 2017

This year we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Forest Resources Alumni Group as an affiliate program group (APG) of the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Our 2017 banquet takes place on Saturday, April 1, at Toftrees Resort and Conference Center in State College, PA.

We will honor our 2017 Outstanding Alumni, Gary Alt ’72a and ‘77g, Daniel Devlin ’75 and ‘79g, Wayne MacCallum ’71g, and Lawrence Niles ’76g, and our 2017 Outstanding Recent Alumna, Megan Davis Reed ’12.

Our after-dinner speaker will be Dr. James Finley, Ibberson Chair of Forest Resources and Director of the Center for Private Forests at Penn State. Jim plans to retire on June 30, 2017, after nearly 43 years of service at the university.

Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m.

A small block of rooms has been reserved at Toftrees Resort and Conference Center for overnight accommodations on March 31 and/or April 1. To reserve a room ($99 per night) in the block, please contact Toftrees at 814-234-8000 and ask for rooms set aside for “Forest Resources Alumni and Friends.” Rooms in the block will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until March 1, 2017. To check other lodging options, contact the Centre County Convention and Visitors Bureau toll free at 800-358-5466 or online at

Banquet information sheet

Banquet registration form

Questions? Contact Ellen Manno, 814-863-0362;