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Student Clubs/Opportunities in FNR

Student group at Spring Fest


For events and meetings view:
FNR Student Organization Calendars.

Seth Harden, BSF 2010, shares opportunities available in FNR student organizations.


FNR Student Council Presents: "What you need to know about your Departmental Club." Listed Below are meeting times and office hours for each departmental club.  Also listed are contacts for each club and links to the club's web site. For more information, feel free to contact a club officer or advisor. View Student Opportunities to see information on study abroad and honors/leadership opportunities.

To purchase FNR merchandise contact Student Council officers. Water bottles, shirts, cutting boards, portfolios and sweat shirts are just a few of the items available.​

Student Council

The Student Council is comprised of the cabinet, the president of each departmental club, a representative elected from each departmental club, overall sophomore representative, and an overall freshmen representative. If you would like to purchase FNR Merchandise contact the Student Council Officers.

Undergraduate Student Council Officers
President: Erica Ernst
Vice President: Erin Hipskind
Treasurer: Mackinsie Carter
Secretary: Bethanie Palm
Student Body Rep: Sabrina Allen  
Sophomore Representative: Liz Brewer
Advisors: Dr. Robert Swihart, Julie Pluimer

The Council’s purpose is to promote coordination and cooperation among students, student organizations and faculty in the Department of Forestry & Natural Resources. It is composed of president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and representatives from each departmental student organization and the freshman and sophomore classes.

American Fisheries Society (AFS)

President: Jake Adams
Vice President: Erika Sherwin
Treasurer: Kylie Schofield
Secretary: Daniel Snyder
Outreach Representative: Sam Armstrong
Advisor: Jayson Beugly


American Fisheries Society logo
Meeting times: 6:00pm; every other Thursday, PFEN G077
Club Email:

AFS promotes scientific research and enlightened management of resources for optimum use and enjoyment by the public. It also encourages a comprehensive education for fisheries scientists and continuing on-the-job training.

Forest Products Society (FPS)

President: Neil Osborn
Vice President: Evan Watkins​
Secretary: Zach Musser 
Treasurer: Nick Shi​
StuCo Rep: Neil Osborn
Advisor: Dr. Rado Gazo


Forest Products logo

Meeting times: 6:00 pm; Monday evenings, FPRD 105

FPS 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.

Purdue Student Society of Arboriculture (PSSA)

President: ​Casey Johnson​​
Vice-President: Gatlin Hinesley​
Secretary: Erin Hipskind​​
Treasurer: Miranda Vogel​
StuCo Rep: Casey Johnson​​

Advisor: Lindsey Purcell


Purdue Student Society of Arboriculture (PSSA) logo
Office Hours with Advisor: T and Th 9-11am (No meeting currently scheduled)
Club email:

The purpose of this student organization 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.

Society of American Foresters (SAF)

President: Jordan McGuckin
Vice President: Zach Musser 
Secretary: Edward Oehlman​
Treasurer: Erin Hipskind
StuCo Rep:  Evan Watkins​
Advisors: Mike Saunders​


Society of American Foresters (SAF)
Meeting times: weekly on Tuesday evenings.
Club email:

The mission of SAF 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.

The Wildlife Society (TWS)

President: Sarah Meronk
Vice President: Rebekah Lumkes
Treas/Sec: Courtney Louden
StuCo Rep: Morgan Sussman​
Advisor: Jason Hoverman
Graduate Student Advisor: Jacob Berl​

The Wildlife Society Logo
Meeting times: 6:00 pm, biweekly on Wednesdays, PFEN 103.
National Association For Interpretation (NAI) is now a division under TWS. For more information please use TWS's listed contacts.

The mission of TWS 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.

Meeting times: Mondays, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm, FORS 208.

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.


College of Agriculture Student Organizations