NACOGDOCHES, Texas — For the second consecutive year, Stephen F. Austin State University’s student chapter of The Wildlife Society received the Student Chapter of the Year Award from the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society during a virtual conference held in February.
“Our chapter competed against at least eight other universities from across the state for this award,” said Jake Hill, forest wildlife management major and president of the SFA student chapter of The Wildlife Society. “This award highlights the capabilities of our students as professionals and leaders in the field of conservation and, consequently, the college's wildlife program.”
Additionally, Dr. Daniel Scognamillo, associate professor of forest wildlife management and faculty advisor for the SFA student chapter of The Wildlife Society, was named Educator of the Year by the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, recognizing his dedication and service to the SFA student chapter and students enrolled in his courses.
“I am so pleased to see the time and effort invested by our wildlife faculty members — specifically Dr. Scognamillo — recognized at the state level,” said Dr. Hans Williams, dean of SFA’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture. “The professional and community service of our faculty members and students is outstanding, and they consistently serve as great ambassadors for SFA and our college.”
Additionally, Dr. Jessica Glasscock, SFA assistant professor of forest wildlife management, was elected to serve as secretary of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, and Justin Carpenter, forest wildlife major, was recognized as the SFA chapter’s Outstanding Student of the Year.