Jerry Bigham, professor emeritus and former director of the School of Environment and Natural Resources was recognized with the Meritorious Service Award at the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) Alumni Society's annual awards program on March 7, 2020.
The autumn 2019 edition of Alumni Connection, your newsletter brought to you by the Environment and Natural Resources Alumni Society (ENRAS) is newly published and ready for your reading pleasure. Learn more about ENRAS, the School of Environment and Natural Resources, and how you can become involved.
Congratulations to alumnus and Ohio State Distinguished University Professor of Soil ScienceRattan Lal, who received the 2019 Alumni Medalist Award, the single highest honor bestowed by The Ohio State University Alumni Association, Inc., on Friday, Sept. 20.
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.
Congratulations to School of Environment and Natural Resources alumna Kristine Mount Staats, who received the Josephine Sitterle Failer Award at the 2018 Alumni Awards Program (September 21) for The Ohio State University.
Sarah Fischer, a spring Ohio State graduate, became interested in sustainable international development as a high school student, when she learned that her French teacher’s husband was a former child slave in Haiti. Working with the nonprofit organization that he started to free other child slaves, she learned how deforestation and lack of environmental education contribute to poverty in developing countries such as Haiti. “At some point, I realized that it doesn't really make sense for us to go into other countries to tell them how to do things when we have so many environmental problems in the United States,” says Fischer, who received her degree in environment, economy, development and sustainability (EEDS). “So I began researching what our largest challenges were, and that’s how I got interested in promoting sustainability, specifically in the transportation and energy sectors.”