Alumni are a vital part of the FWCB Department and its programs. Alumni serve as career mentors to current students and help with the transition to professional life. They support FWCB students through scholarship donations and they help promote FWCB by telling friends, neighbors, and colleagues about our educational and research programs.
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Mentoring an FWCB student?
The CFANS mentor program is an excellent opportunity for students to connect with professionals working in their areas of career interest. Through this relationship, students can get an inside view of how various companies and organizations work, how professionals balance life and career, and learn how to better prepare for the working world. Each year, both undergraduates and graduate students are matched with alumni mentors.
Receiving the FWCB newsletter?
Be sure FWCB has your up-to-date contact information, so you'll receive the department's e-newsletter every other month. It's a great way to learn about upcoming events and news about alumni, students, and faculty. To update your information or subscribe to the newsletter, send your name, email address, affiliation, graduation year and major to [email protected]. Join us on Facebook for another way to stay in contact with the department and other alumni!
Supporting FWCB students, research and outreach?
Nominating an alumnus/a for FWCB award?
Distinguished Alumni Award
The annual FWCB Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes an alumnus/alumna who has attained professional distinction in fisheries, wildlife, conservation biology or a related field as evidenced by outstanding professional achievement on a state, national, or international level. Beginning in 2020, the Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented at the Spring Research Showcase and Awards (April).
Early Career Alumni Award
This award recognizes an early-career alumnus or alumna of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology who has achieved outstanding accomplishments and is poised to make significant advancements in their field. Nominees will have demonstrated excellence and potential for future excellence in one or several of the following areas: (1) research and discovery, (2) communication and outreach, education and pedagogy, (3) management and policy.