On the morning of Oct. 10, the recipients of Distinguished Alumni Awards each gave insightful and thought-provoking seminars. “When Cities Stop Growing: Using a Multicultural Perspective to Understand Food Access and Sustainability in a Post-Industrial City” was the topic of the seminar given by Dorceta Taylor
’85 M.F.S., ’91 Ph.D. Jeffery Burley
’62 M.F., ’65 Ph.D. focused his seminar on “Research Responses to Major Forestry and Forest Products Challenges over the Past Quarter Century.”
The second presentation was followed by a forestry panel discussion moderated by Former F&ES Dean John Gordon
, with Burley and members of the faculty who were also celebrating their reunions — Mark Ashton
’85 M.F., ’90 Ph.D., Chad Oliver
’70 M.F.S., ’75 Ph.D., and Tim Gregoire
, former Director General of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), then delivered a keynote address on leadership challenges in the environment.
Following the keynote, the Alumni Awards Luncheon, held in the Knobloch Environment Center, provided an opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of alums and celebrate F&ES. During the ceremony, emceed by John Gordon and Alumni Association Board President Brian Goldberg
’03 M.E.M., Jeffery Burley
and Dorceta Taylor
received Distinguished Alumni awards and Thomas McHenry
’77 B.A., ’80 M.F.S. received the School’s Distinguished Service Award. In addition, Heather Coleman
’04 M.E.M. was the first recipient of the Prospect Street Award, which honors a recent F&ES graduate who has made significant contributions to the environmental field and who exemplifies the spirit of the School through demonstrated leadership, innovation, and creativity.