Forest Resources Alumni Group Annual Meeting and Banquet 2014

The deadline for reservations is April 4, 2014. (Please note that lodging reservations at the group rates have earlier deadlines; see below.)

Meeting Registration Form


Friday, April 11
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Tour of The Arboretum at Penn State

11:45 – 1:15 p.m.
Alumni and Friends Lunch, 217 Forest Resources Building

1:20 – 2:30 p.m.
Program, 217 Forest Resources Building

          1:20 – 1:30   Welcome

          1:30 – 2:00   Al Traverse, curator of the Penn State Herbarium and professor emeritus of palynology and biology, will talk about the general history and purpose of herbaria, and about the Penn State Herbarium, which now includes the entire Forestry School herbarium that came to University Park from Mont Alto in 2010.

          2:00 – 2:30   Chuck Ray, associate professor of wood products operations, will introduce us to his work of cataloging multiple collections of wood samples (more than 2,000 species of wood) that have been stored at Penn State for more than a century.

3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Forest Resources Alumni Group, Board of Directors Meeting, Library 1, Toftrees Resort and Conference Center

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Department Head’s Reception, Ballroom A/B
Toftrees Resort and Conference Center

6:30 p.m.
Forest Resources Alumni Group,  Alumni and Friends Banquet, Toftrees Resort and Conference Center

    2014 Outstanding Alumni Awards:

     Robert Berg ’76                     Roy A. Siefert ’76
     Warren E. Frayer ’61             Richard A. Werner ’58

Saturday, April 12
Blue-White Football Game. Free admission and free parking.  (Kickoff is 1:30 PM.  Stadium parking lots open at 8 AM.)

Sunday, April 13
1 – 4 p.m. Pasto Agricultural Museum, Spring Open House


Small blocks of guestrooms have been reserved at

Toftrees Resort and Conference Center, State College. Single-occupancy rate is $189 for Friday night. We also have a few rooms in the block for Saturday night (also $189). To reserve rooms in the block, please call Toftrees before March 11 at 1-800-252-3551 and mention "Forest Resources Alumni."

Sleep Inn, North Atherton Street, State College. Cost is $179 for Friday night for a room with two double beds or one queen-sized bed.  We also have a few rooms in the block for Saturday night (also $179).  To reserve rooms in this block, please call the Sleep Inn at 814-235-1020 before March 14 and mention "Forest Resources Alumni."

To check other lodging options, contact the Centre County Convention and Visitors Bureau toll free at 800-358-5466 or online at  Please be aware that many hotels in the area have higher rates and a two-night minimum for Blue-White weekend.

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