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Wendy Mayer | Communications Coordinator and Interim Alumni, Scholarship & Awards Specialist
715 West State Street, PFEN 126A
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(765) 494-7306

Alumni & Friends

Whether through the shared experiences of Summer Practicum/Summer Camp or of classwork/lab work in aquatic sciences, forestry or wildlife, or due to a shared interest in research, teaching or extension education in natural resources, we are thrilled to count you among our Purdue Forestry and Natural Resources alumni and friends.

No matter what has brought you into our FNR family or when during our history you were affiliated with our department, we hope you find this alumni and friends page to be your home. 

Make sure to stay connected and up-to-date on all things FNR through our FNR Connect newsletter. You can also network within the Purdue Agricultural Alumni Association.

Throughout the year, our Purdue FNR alumni and friends are nominated for and receive awards on the University, College and Department levels. Don't miss the opportunity to nominate yourself or your friends, classmates and colleagues. Learn more about available awards, past winners and nomination processes on our Alumni Awards page.

Nominations for the FNR Lifetime Achievement Award, Distinguished Alumnus Award and Outstanding Young Alumnus Award will be accepted from May 15 through August 23, 2024. Nominations may be submitted through this Qualtrics survey online. All nominations must include a copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae or resume and a typed 1-2 page description of the nominee's accomplishments. 

Check out the roots of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue, beginning in 1905, on our History page.

Highlights From Our FNR Alumni

FNR alumna Olivia Andrus-Drennan films researchers on a boat at sea
FNR alumna’s wildlife documentary “Dolphin Dilemma” premieres at Cannes Film Festival

Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR) alumna Olivia Andrus-Drennan never expected that an unpaid...

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Bob Auber presents from a screen titled "A Day in the Life." In the foreground, there are two graduate students watching.
‘Plants to people:’ Bob Auber’s path from the Center for Plant Biology to oncology

On Friday March 22, Bob Auber returned to Room 116 in Whistler Hall to stand behind a podium in...

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Extension wildlife specialist Brian MacGowan holds his Hoosier Wildlife Award plaque in front of a forested landscape.
Extension Specialist Brian MacGowan Receives Hoosier Wildlife Award

Brian MacGowan, Purdue extension wildlife specialist, has been honored with the Hoosier Wildlife...

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Lawson (right) receives the Women of Color STEM community service award from Kendall Harris, senior director of equity advancement at YMCA of the Triangle, and Angela Stribling, radio host (WHURfm California) and host and producer of nationwide Awareness Campaigns such as Celebrating Black History Vignettes.
Shaneka Lawson Honored for Equity Efforts, Community Service

Dr. Shaneka Lawson, a USDA Forest Service Research Plant Physiologist and FNR adjunct assistant...

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Emily McCallen holds an eastern hellbender salamander during her PhD research at Purdue.
Emily McCallen Earns Chase S. Osborn Early Career Award for Wildlife Conservation

After taking her first biology class in community college, Emily McCallen was hooked. As a...

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Trent Osmon speaks to a group of students in the forest
Trent Osmon Named 2023 FNR Distinguished Alumnus

Purdue Forestry and Natural Resources is proud to honor Trent Osmon with its 2023 FNR...

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