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FNR Celebrates 29 December 2022 Graduates

Twenty-nine Purdue Forestry and Natural Resources students joined the ranks of program and university alumni, receiving their respective degrees as part of December 2022 commencement ceremonies in Elliot Hall of Music on campus. 

Nineteen undergraduate students and 10 graduate students were among the 2,957 students, including 1,679 undergraduates and 946 master’s, 326 doctor of philosophy and six professional program candidates, eligible for December commencement.

Photos of featured graduates, including more information on their post-graduation plans and favorite FNR memories are available in this Facebook gallery

Wildlife Majors
Paul Chambon
Emily Craig
Noah Ehmen
Sonja Georgiefski-Rios
Connor O’Hara
Kendra Payton
Timothy Radtke
Chloe Westmoreland
Kaitlyn Young

Forestry Majors
Cole Flatt
Andrew O’Connor

Forestry/Wildlife Double Majors
Lauren Laux
Jonathan Waterman

Aquatic Sciences Majors
Madeline Murphy
Audree Neely
Chase Spaw
Jonah Switzer

Interdisciplinary Agriculture Majors
Savannah Barrier
Kierra Richards
Maria Surman

Graduate Degree Recipients
Francis Asare (MS)
Dhruba Burlakoti (MS)
Aziz Ebrahimi (PhD)
Camille Griffith (PhD)
Laura Jessup (PhD)
Richard Sample (PhD)
David Savage (PhD)
Tawn Speetjens (MS)
Patricia Stutz (MS)
Recep Yildiz (MS)

Featured Stories

Seedlings on Week 1 of Kadian's internship; seedlings on Week 9 of her internship; Kadian with a frog found in the greenhouse. Frogs are beneficial in the greenhouse because they eat fungus gnats, which can damage roots of seedlings.
FNR Field Report: Kadian Brown

Kadian Brown, a senior forestry major with a forest management concentration, worked as a forest...

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Andrew Tucker takes a break in front of a tree with Don Carlson and Zane Smoldt
FNR Field Report: Andrew Tucker

Andrew Tucker, a junior forestry major with a concentration in sustainable biomaterials and a...

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This region of northeastern China was a sandy desert 50 years ago. Today the region contains hundreds of thousands of acres of forests.
Study improves accuracy of planted forest locations in East Asia

An international team led by Purdue University scientists has created the first spatial database...

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Mikaela Agresta spraying invasive species with a UTV sprayer.
FNR Field Report: Mikaela Agresta

Mikaela Agresta, who completed her degree in forestry with a minor in wildlife science in May...

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The 2023 FNR Awards recipients: Dave Case, Trent Osmon, Adam Janke, Emily McCallen and John “Jack” Seifert.
FNR Honors 2023 Career Award Recipients

The Purdue Department of Forestry and Natural Resources honored five individuals for their career...

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Brian Beheler stands in field.
Behind the Research: Brian Beheler

Many people are involved in the remarkable range of programs, services and facilities that...

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