Announcing Outreach Graduate Assistant and Colloquium Teaching Fellows

At this time of the year I am always reminded of the excellence of ESF’s graduate students as we go through the process of filling student positions  for the upcoming academic year.

I am very pleased to announce that Daniel Collins has been selected to be the 2016-17 ESF Outreach Graduate Assistant. Dan is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Environmental and Forest Biology (Dr. Lee Newman, major professor). The Graduate Assistant is an integral part of the Outreach office, working closely with me and the rest of the Outreach team to support all of the Outreach programs and initiatives of the College.

At the same time, I would like to thank and congratulate our outgoing Graduate Assistant, Eugene Law (Dr. Stewart Diemont, major professor), who will be graduating with an M.S. in Ecosystem Restoration in May and moving on to Cornell University where he has been awarded a fellowship to support his pursuit of a Ph.D. in Soil and Crop Sciences.

I am also honored to let you know that the following graduate students were selected to serve as Teaching Fellows for the 24th Annual Graduate Assistant Colloquium on Teaching and Learning, to be held August 24th and 25th, 2016.

  • Sarita Bassil, Ph.D. student, Forest and Natural Resources Management (Dr. Ralph Nyland, major professor)
  • Scott Bergey, Ph.D. student, Chemistry (Dr. Arthur Stipanovic, major professor)
  • Casey Chamberlain, M.S. student, Environmental Studies (Dr. Elizabeth Vidon, major professor)
  • Adam Fix, Ph.D. student, Environmental Studies (Dr. Jack Manno, major professor)
  • Emily Stephan, Ph.D. student, Environmental Resources Engineering (Dr. Theodore Endreny, major professor)
  • Sara Velardi, Ph.D. student, Environmental Science (Dr. Theresa Selfa, major professor)


Pictured above is the cohort that attended the 2015 Graduate Assistant Colloquium. The Colloquium introduces new graduate teaching assistants to the culture and expectations of ESF, instructional skills necessary to work effectively as a teaching assistant, the people and units who provide leadership and support to the teaching assistant’s role at the College, and professional skills and resources that will endure beyond a student’s graduate assistant experience.

Chuck Spuches, Assistant to the President

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