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Cody Juneau, NREM Student

Colette Pansini (left), Senior in Wildlife Ecology, and Anna West (right), Senior in Wildlife Ecology are awarded the inaugural Laborde Award for Leadership in Renewable Natural Resources through the LSU Alumni Association.  RNR undergraduate, Jazmyn Bernard, holding a yellow rail, on a field exercise with RNR 3018 at Rockefellar Refuge. 2 Feb 2018 NREM students spent their spring breaks learning about agriculture, natural resources, and new cultures!  NREM students and Les Voyageurs Kathrine Costanza, Marisa Saladino, McKaila Darden, Madison Sharp, and Brad Frazier (l to r) spent their spring break in Poland. Renewable Natural Resources Assistant Professor Kevin Ringelman takes students on a duck hunting field trip Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society meeting in Galveston, TX, January 24-27, 2019.  Attending and presenting were Erin Thayer and Pat Shorter. Also, attending were Dr. Mike Kaller, Amber Monlezun, and Melanie Holton.  Pat Shorter won the Best Student Presentation award during the meeting. The LSU RNR-FWF & COA Alumni Association visit the River Campus to see the Mississippi River Model, and get an update on the Louisiana Coastal Master Plan.  2 Feb 2019 The LSU RNR-FWF & COA Alumni Association also visit Louisiana Cane Land Distilling as part of the tour of The Water Campus

This Week in RNR

Annual Southern Forestry Conclave comes to LSU

Student members of the Society of American Foresters at LSU will be hosting the annual Southern Forestry Conclave, a competition in technical and physical events among students from 14 southern forestry schools. It will be held March 21-24, 2019, in Baton Rouge. Sponsors, Alumni interested in attending, Donors, and competing schools will want to check out the website: www.saflsu.com


  • 22 March 2019, Friday: Final date for dropping courses, 4:30 p.m., deadline
  • 22 March 2019, Friday: Final date to request rescheduling a final examination when three examinations are scheduled in 24 hours
  • 24 March 2019, Sunday: Course scheduling begins for Fall semester, Summer Intersession, and Wintersession -- 5:00 p.m.

Save The Date!
Alumni Spring Meeting

The LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources/Forestry Wildlife and Fisheries Alumni Association will hold its annual general meeting at 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 6th, at the LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources on campus. We will also host brunch beginning 11:00 a.m.

Participants are invited to a crawfish boil hosted by the LSU College of Agriculture at 4 p.m. at the LSU 4-H Mini-Farm on AgCenter Drive next to John M. Parker Coliseum. Tickets to the LSU vs. Texas A&M baseball game at 7:00 that evening are available at $17 per ticket while they last.

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us! Complete and return the registration by Monday April 1st. [REGISTRATION]  [RNR Shirt ORDER FORM - Due by March 15th]

    Highlights of this year’s agenda include –
    Director’s report
    Updates from LSU Alumni Association and LSU College of Agriculture
    SRNR student organization reports
    Officer elections
    Hall of Fame induction

This year’s Hall of Fame honoree is Ray Aycock, B.S.F. ’66, M.S. Wildlife Management ’68, retired Refuge Manager with 40 years of service with the USFWS.

    You can help our School in several ways:
  1. We are interested in information on promotions or honors received by alumni during the past year;
  2. We are actively looking for internship opportunities for our students;
  3. We appreciate information on any alumni who have passed away during the past year; and p
  4. lease,
  5. Forward this information to any of your former classmates with whom you are still in touch.

Membership dues to the SRNR/FWF Alumni Association are only $10 per year; however, we encourage you to purchase a combined alumni membership package including the LSU SRNR/FWF Alumni Association, the LSU College of Agriculture Alumni Association, and the LSU Alumni Association for the discounted price of $100. I personally would encourage you to take advantage of the enhanced communications, discounts, and benefits of being a member of all three groups.

Contributions to the SRNR Director’s Excellence Fund are needed and used to pay for travel, equipment, and scholarships for SRNR students. Dr. Rutherford has created the Director’s Club for alumni who are able to make a gift of $1,000, but we are grateful for donations of any amount. While there is no charge for the meals, we welcome your voluntary donation to help cover expenses. Please see the attached registration form for additional information.

I welcome your questions and recommendations.

Luke Laborde, PhD
LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources/Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries Alumni Association
office 225-578-4146 | mobile 225-281-0711 | llabor2@lsu.edu

Gavin Pitre
SRNR/FWF Alumni Coordinator

-- Quick News --

  • USEFUL LINK: Writing a Personal Essay for Graduate School:
    Tips and Advice for Standing Out as a Graduate Program Candidate
  • Graduate Scholarships Update: nformation on Graduate Scholarships has been updated to include recent elegibility requirements, and application deadlines. Additionally, two new offerings have been added: The John Barton Sr. College of Agriculture Wildlife Scholarship and the Charles Bosch Scholarship. Information on these, and other Scholarship offerings can be addressed to Dr. Mike Kaller (mkalle1[at]lsu.edu)
  • SAF has released the 2017 Guide to Forestry, Urban Forestry, and Natural Resources, and Ecosystem Management Programs that is designed to help those interested in a forestry career learn about SAF-accredited forestry programs and assist them in choosing the right one. To download a copy of the guide, go to our Jobs, Graduate Assistantships, Internship page.
  • Editions of the Annual Ring (1938-1980) and the LSU Forestry Symposia (1952-1985; 1996) have been digitized, and are available as PDFs. To access copies of The Annual Ring go to The Annual Ring. To access copies of the LSU Foresty Symposium go to LSU Forestry Symposium
  • RNR Faculty and Students share their personal stories about rescue efforts druing the Flood of August 2016. Read a couple of stories from the front lines on our Flood 2016 page
  • The Student Chapter of Society of American Foresters (SAF) has a way to keep you informed, share their news and events, and keep in touch: They have a Facebook page. LIKE their page, and keep up with all the latest! Support your local (student) Foresters!
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    Study Abroad in Swaziland

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