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: Jada Laycock
- Vice President: Margo Taylor
- Secretary: Cole Wzientek
- Treasurer: Kirsten Adams
- Student Body Rep: Cody Moore
- Sophomore Rep: Emma Engel
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: Julie Pluimer
- Keegan Abeson
- Lina Bernabe
- Kadian Brown
- Brynna Buckmaster
- Daniel Burns
- Lucy Clements
- Russell Duke
- Lillian Hannon
- Madison Neher
- Tristan Purtlebaugh
- Levi Ralston
- Phoebe Soldi
- Isabelle Staph
- Emilie Washer
- Cole Wzientek
- Advisor: Dr. Mitch Zischke
- President: Avery Matthews
- Vice President: Kirsten Adams
- Secretary: Chase Spaw
- Treasurer: Morgan Krell
- Ag Council Rep: TBD
- STUCO Rep: Brynna Buckmaster
- Outreach Officer: Jonah Switzer
- Grad Student Reps: Spencer Gardner,
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
- President: Lauren Altum
- Vice President: Charles Warner
- 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: Lindsey Purcell
- President: Zach Nemeth
- Vice-President: Wesley Taner
- Secretary/StuCo Rep: Jonathan Shimizu
- Treasurer: Lina Bernabe
- 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: Madison Kresse
- Vice President: Andrew O’Connor
- Secretary: Daniel Hillman
- Treasurer: Eric McDonald
- 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: Megan Gunn
- President: Madison Neher
- Vice President: Isabelle Staph
- Treasurer: Cole Wzientek
- Secretary: Gretchen Weliever
- StuCo Rep: Lilly Hannon
- New Chapter Liaison: Skyeler Sumrall
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: Russell Duke
- Vice President: Madison Kresse
- Treasurer: Ashlanna Murray
- Secretary: Alex Dudley
- FNR StuCo Rep: Lauren Wetterau
- Birds WG Leader: Keegan Abeson
- Mammals WG Leader: Charlotte Peterkin
- Herps WG Leader: Paul Chambon
- Huntging WG Leader: Kevin Kinser-McBee
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