Alumni in the News

Ashlee M. Balcerzak, BS Environmental Science 2018 awarded the 2019 Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (FABE) Graduate (Master's) Research Award


Ric Queen, BS Fisheries & Wildlife Management 1979 - Volunteers Plant Trees and Wildflowers to Celebrate Earth Day 


Dr. Blanca Bernal, MS Natural Resources 2008, PhD Environment and Natural Resources 2012 - Fixing the Leaking Pipeline  


Rebecca Mellino, BS EEDS, 2015 - presented at the 2019 Time for Change Week Women In Sustainability Breakfast Panel. Rebecca is Program Manager at Magrann Associates and Board President of Green Columbus.


Kent Vertrees, BS in Fisheries & Wildlife Management, 1993 – Kent Vertrees Wins the Genuine Steamboat Award 


Congratulations to Alumnus Steve Goodwin (BS, Parks Recreation & Tourism Administration), who was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award for his leadership in the field of natural resources conservation and management at the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Alumni Awards and Recognition program on March 2, 2019.  Read more here.


SENR Alumnus Nolan Rutschilling, who serves as director of the Energy & Sustainability program for the Ohio Hospital Association is featured in the January 17 Reader Profile in Distributed Energy Magazine.


Listen to SENR alumnus and chair of the 2019 Ohio Hop Conference Dave Volkman discuss hop growing in Ohio and what's next for the industry in this Ohio's Country Journal video.


SENR Alumna Danae Wolfe was a speaker at the 2018 TEDx Columbus - On the Edge, November 16, 2018 at the Davidson Theater, Riffe Center. Watch Danae's TEDx Columbus talk, "Ew to Awe: Your View of Bugs May Never be the Same"


SENR Alumna Ellen Crivella is featured in the Winter 2018 Ohio State Alumni Magazine Where I Live article, “Paradise Found: Portland, Oregon.”


Matthew Bright, PhD

Matthew Bright, a recent SENR alumnus who completed his PhD in 2017 specializing in soil science (Richard Dick advisor), who has been selected as a 2019 Congressional Science Policy Fellow as part of the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowship (STPF) program. Bright’s fellowship is sponsored by the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and Soil Science Society of America. View Bright’s Congressional Fellow Profile here.

 

 


Koral and Randy Clum named National Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year

Forestry alumnus, Randy Clum and Koral Clum have been named the 2018 National Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year by the American Tree Farm System.  Read more about this honor and the Clum’s 152-acre certified tree farm in Harrison County here.


Corey Cockerill, PhD

The Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities (GCCCU) honored Corey Cockerill Friday, November 8th, as the Outstanding Faculty member at the GCCCU’s Celebration of Teaching luncheon. Cockerill is an assistant professor of communication arts at Wilmington College. Prior to her current appointment, she served as the electronic communications manager at the ODNR Division of Wildlife. In both 2010 and 2013, she co-authored two book chapters focusing on the role of information in adoption-diffusion models. In addition, she published articles in the International Journal of Business and Social Science, the Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment, and the Journal of Applied Communications. Cockerill serves on the board at Energize Clinton County and holds memberships with the Soil and Water Conservation Society, the Association for Conservation Information, the International Association of Business Communicators and the Outdoor Writers of Ohio. She is also the recipient of the 2012-13 Student Government Association award for teaching excellence at Wilmington College.

Dr. Corey Cockerill received her PhD from The Ohio State University in 2006.


Elizabeth Guetral, PhD

Dr. Elizabeth Guertal is a professor in the Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences Department at Auburn University, Alabama. Dr. Guertal recently made news as being named a 2013 Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America. Only 0.3% of the Society's active members may be elected as a fellow. Dr. Guertal's research focuses on Environmental Turfgrass Management, specifically fertilizer management. In addition to being named a 2013 Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America, Dr. Guertal has also been awarded Outstanding Instructor in the Deparment of Agronomy and Soils, Auburn University (1995); Outstanding Alumni Award (Young Careerist) - Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, TheOhio State University (1996); Novartis Award in Agronomy, American Society of Agronomy (1997); Auburn Alumni Association Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award (1998); Faculty Honoree, Auburn University Camp War Eagle (1999); Omicron Delta Kappa Favorite Faculty (1999); Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor in the College of Agriculture (2001); and Agronomy Club Outstanding Teacher (2001).

Dr. Elizabeth Guertal graduated with her Bachelor's degree in 1984 and her Master's degree in 1988 from The Ohio State University School of Environment and Natural Resources. She received her PhD in 1993 from Oklahoma State University.


Ann Froschauer, MS

Since January of this year, Ms. Froschauer has moved into a new office, located at the USFWS headquarters in Washington, DC. She is now a part of the Office of Science Advisor with the Service, working as the communication coordinator on a variety of issues. Ann credits her success in part to the faculty and staff in SENR.  She built good relationships with both faculty and staff, who helped encourage her on her path in environmental decision making. Ann enjoys the opportunity to come back to OSU to speak with young adults who are just now embarking on their careers. She also enjoys focusing her communication efforts about conservation on children, because she believes they are the next generation of conservation.

Ann Froschauer graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1998 and her Master’s degree in 2005 from The Ohio State University School of Environment and Natural Resources