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Outstanding Alumni Honored

Posted: May 7, 2019

Congratulations to our 2019 Outstanding Alumni!

Each year Penn State’s Forest Resources Alumni Group recognizes up to four Outstanding Alumni and at most one Outstanding Recent Alum for their professional achievement, excellence, impact and recognition; service to the profession, to the department, and to the community; and demonstration of high personal and professional standards.

This year’s awards were presented at a banquet held on April 27, 2019, in State College, Pennsylvania.

All Outstanding Alumni biosketches are available online. Nominations are due annually by September 30. 

This awards program began in 2001 to recognize outstanding alumni and to foster closer relationships between the award recipient and students, faculty, staff, and other alumni.

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Left to right: Michael Messina '79, head, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management; 2019 Outstanding Recent Alumna Emily Thomas '07a, '09, '11g; 2019 Outstanding Alumni Tina Terrell '87, David Trimpey '81, and William Sharpe ’66, ‘68g; and current vice president of the Forest Resources Alumni Group Stephen Grado '79, '84g, '92g.  Scot Williamson '79 was also recognized as one of our 2019 Outstanding Alumni but he was unable to attend the banquet.  (Gene Miller Photography, Bellefonte, PA)