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Students and Faculty in the News
A Day of Service at Tallgrass Prairie
Saturday, April 23, the Tallgrass Chapter of the George Wright Society Student chapter spent a day of service at Tallgrass National Prairie and Preserve.  The students were accompanied by club co-advisor Jeffrey Skibins.  Students spent the morning painting bison stalls and the afternoon on an interpretive outing on the prairie.  The club is planning many additional service days and several trips for 2016-17 academic year.  Everyone is welcome!

PMC Students Win Awards at National Conference
Earlier this semester, Tuesday Meredith won First Place and Anastasia Slough won Second Place in the Collegiate Interpretation Competition at the National Association for Interpretation Conference in Springfield, MO.  Tuesday presented a talk on the Flint Hills and Anastasia presented a talk on Sunflowers.  Marisol Mayorga won First Place in the non-personal interpretation category for interpretive signs designed to be used at Rock Springs 4-H Camp. Ten students from the Advanced Interpretation class (PMC 741) attended this conference.

WOEM Senior Presents Research Project
Michelle LeFave, a senior in the Wildlife and Outdoor Enterprise Management program, presents her undergraduate research project at the Gamma Sigma Delta Undergraduate Research Showcase.  Michelle has been working with her adviser, Dr. Adam Ahlers, to understand how harvest data can be used to index population growth for carnivore species.

Braun Recipient of Graduate Student Teaching Award
Ross Braun was one of four recipients of the Richard Elmore Brown Outstanding College of Agriculture Graduate Student Teaching Award. The Richard Elmore Brown Agriculture Endowment for Graduate Student Teaching Awards in the College of Agriculture provides funding for these awards. A cash award is awarded to each winner. Dr. Don Boggs recognized each winner at the Graduate Student Awards and Recognition Reception on April 5, 2016.

K-State Landscape Contracting Team
Congratulations to the K-State Landscape Contracting Team who took 8th place out of 63 schools and brought home a check for $500.00 for winning the Career Development Series with 25+ team members. The event took place this year at Mississippi State over spring break. Read more...

Former Student Wins Army Recreation Award

Matt Enoch was a 2001 PMC graduate.  He just returned to Fort Riley in the last couple of years; serving in the capacity of community program coordinator for the Post's MWR (Morale, Welfare and Recreation) program.   He was just awarded Employee of the Year for Excellence in Army Recreation.  "I've brought Matt into my Administration class recently," indicates Sid Stevenson.  "He shares the MWR's budgeting approach and a unique agency management perspective.  Congratulations Matt!

A Neighbor’s Gift Inspires
Dr. Chad Miller's journey to and in horticulture is highlighted in the latest issue of Nursery Management magazine. Check it out!
Trash bags full of bulbs inspired Chad Miller’s love for horticulture at a young age.  Read more...

Upland Gamebird Management Class
WOEM's Upland Gamebird Management class had the opportunity to learn dog-training skills from Jeff Morris Thursday, March 4.