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Farewell to Jamie Murphy

In December 2009, the School of Forest Resources bid farewell to Jamie Murphy who served as instructor and coordinator of undergraduate programs since January 1, 2006.  Murphy moved to Colorado to join her husband Chris Dahl in Estes Park.  He has been employed by the National Park Service at Rocky Mountain National Park since June 2009.

In addition to her responsibilities for recruitment, academic advising, and curricular matters, Murphy had also been teaching.  Each fall semester she co-taught a section of the College’s first-year seminar, “Be a Master Student,” and in “Professional Careers in Forest Resources” she helped Forest Science and Wood Products sophomores develop career goals and academic plans.

Murphy also organized and implemented new initiatives.  She developed an exit-interview procedure for graduating seniors in order to evaluate and improve curricula, and she piloted the first-ever School of Forest Resources Career Fair in 2009.

After only a few short years on the job, School of Forest Resources faculty, students, and alumni nominated Murphy as a candidate for the College of Agricultural Sciences 2009 Excellence in Academic Advising Award—clearly a testament to how highly she is regarded.  We miss Jamie Murphy, and all the energy and enthusiasm she brought to her work.  We thank her for a job well done.

Murphy welcomes visitors to Colorado.  “Just don’t all come at once!” she asks.