Student organizations will expand your college experience, helping you build a personal network with Purdue FNR peers, industry professionals and alumni. Participating in a student organization will provide you with opportunities to receive valuable insight on job prospects, industry news, internships and unique experiences.
Listed below are student organization officers, meeting times, office hours and links to club websites. For more information, feel free to contact a club officer or faculty advisor. View Student Opportunities for information on study abroad, honors and leadership opportunities.
- Co-Advisor: Maria Leatherwood
- Co-Advisor: Robert Wagner
- President: Margo Taylor
- Vice President: Alyssa Johnson
- Secretary: Brynna Buckmaster
- Treasurer: Kirsten Adams
- Student Body Rep: Emma Engel
- Sophomore Rep: Leah Griffin
- Freshman Rep: TBA
FNR Ambassadors are student volunteers who share their passion for the department and Purdue with visitors to campus. Whether the visit is from a prospective student, alumnus, tour group, or one of the department’s many stakeholders, ambassadors assist in providing visitors with useful information, answering questions about the department’s programs, and showcasing the caring and inclusive atmosphere that is a hallmark of FNR.
- Advisor: Ms. Julie Pluimer (494-3629)
- Name Major Class
- Keegan Abeson Wildlife Junior
- Kadian Brown Forestry Junior
- Brynna Buckmaster Wildlife & AQSC Senior
- Lucy Clements Aquatic Sciences Junior
- Lillian Hannon Forestry Junior
- Phoebe Soldi Aquatic Sciences Junior
- Advisor: Dr. Peter Euclide and Dr. Tomas Höök
- President: Kirsten Adams
- Vice President: Savannah Jones
- Secretary: Chase Spaw
- Treasurer: Brynna Buckmaster
- Ag Council Rep: Lucy Clements
- STUCO Rep: TBD
- Outreach Officer: Rachel Kraus
- Grad Student Rep: Spencer Gardner and Les Warren
Forest Products Society is a world leader in technical information transfer to further the socially beneficial use of wood and fiber resources. Society members represent a broad range of professional interests, including private and public research and development, industrial management and production, marketing, education, government, engineering, and consulting.
- Advisor: Dr. Rado Gazo (494-3634)
- President: Alex Karber
- Vice President: Levi Ralston
- Secretary: Claire Mizutani
- Treasurer: Laura Barrett
The purpose of the Purdue Student Society of Arboriculture is to advance the science, technology, education, and practice of urban forestry, arboriculture, and related fields and to use the knowledge and skill of the profession to benefit the members and society.
- Advisor: Ben McCallister
- President: Daniel Hillman
- Vice-President: Liam Gogel
- Secretary/StuCo Rep: Andrew Tucker
- Treasurer: Forest Summerfield
- Social Media Coordinator: Tabitha Wyant
The mission of Society of American Foresters is to advance the science, education, technology, and practice of forestry; to enhance the competency of its members; to establish professional excellence; and to use the knowledge, skills, and conservation ethic of the profession to ensure the continued health and use of forest ecosystems and the present and future availability of forest resources to benefit society.
Purdue University Forestry & Natural Resources continues to receive accreditation by the Society of American Foresters (SAF) Committee on Accreditation (COA), which determines if the degree program option meets SAF accreditation standards for mission, goals and objectives, program organization and administration, students, parent-institution support, curriculum, and faculty. FNR has also received the Society of American Foresters' accreditation of postsecondary degree-granting programs in forestry, urban forestry, natural resources and ecosystem management, and forest technology.
- Advisor: Dr. Mike Jenkins
- President: Eric McDonald
- Vice President: Hans Franke
- Secretary: Jonathan Shimizu
- Treasurer: Kadian Brown
- Firewood Chair: Joseph Dreiman
The mission of the Student Chapter of Environmental Education is to provide Purdue University students with opportunities to educate Indiana citizens, including youth, landowners, and other stakeholder groups about natural resources.
- Advisor: Ms. Megan Gunn (494-7477)
- President: Gretchen Weliever
- Vice President: Ruby Sanders
- Treasurer: Griffin Broviak
- Secretary: Jonathan Shimizu
- StuCo Rep: Sophia Flores
- New Chapter Liaison: Phoebe Soldi
The mission of The Wildlife Society is to enhance the ability of wildlife professionals to conserve diversity, sustain productivity, and ensure responsible use of wildlife resources for the benefit of society. Student members have opportunities to practice using wildlife techniques, meet wildlife professionals, and participate in excursions to gain hands-on wildlife experience.
- Advisor: Dr. Liz Flaherty
- Graduate Student Advisor: Jonathan Brooks
- President: Ashlanna Murray
- Vice President: Alex Dudley
- Treasurer: Sam Hartzler
- Secretary: Anne Talbot
- FNR StuCo Rep: Lauren Wetterau
- Birds WG Leader: Keegan Abeson
- Mammals WG Leader: Alexis Proudman
- Herps WG Leader: Allie Johnson
- Hunting WG Leader: Evan Kinnevan
FNR Student Organization News
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