Month: February 2012

Andrew Burton – Distinguished Teaching Award Candidate

Associate Professor Andrew Burton

Weigh in on Candidates for the Distinguished Teaching Awards – The Center for Teaching, Learning and Faculty Development  seeks input for its annual Distinguished Teaching Awards, which recognize outstanding contribution to the instructional mission of the University.

Based on over 50,000 student ratings, ten finalists have been identified for the 2012 awards. The selection committee is soliciting comments from students, staff, faculty and alumni to aid in its deliberation.

Associate Professor Andrew Burton from the School is a finalists for the Associate Professor/Professor Category.

Comments on the nominees are due by Monday, March 30, and should be sent to CTLFD at Faculty Award.

The process for determining the recipients from this list of finalists also involves additional surveying of their classes. The selection committee makes the final determination. The recipients will be announced in the fall.

Finishing Fellowship Recipients Announced

The Graduate School is pleased to announce Finishing Fellowship recipients for the fall and spring semesters.

The fellowships provide support to PhD candidates who are close to completing their degrees; they are available through the generosity of alumni and friends of the University.

They are intended to recognize outstanding PhD candidates who are in need of financial support to finish their degrees and who are also contributing to the attainment of goals outlined in The Michigan Tech Plan.

Recipients from the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science are:

Fall 2011 – Amber Roth, PhD candidate in forest science
Spring 2012 – Lindsey Shartell, PhD candidate in forest science, Neil V. Hakala Endowed Fellowship


Marjorie Ely – 2005, Project Manager, PlaNYC

Marjorie is now leading the day-to-day implementation of the Reforestation Initiative at NRG, including new capital contracting and an expanded NRG Forest Restoration Team. She comes to Natural Resources from Central Forestry, where she was the Street Trees Planting Manager for Manhattan with responsibility for planning, design and budgeting, as well as contract management.

Marjorie received her bachelor’s degree from SUNY Albany and her master’s degree in Forestry from Michigan Technological University. Her past field experiences are highlighted by stints as a ranger in Yosemite National Park and work with the Peace Corps in Nepal.

Left to right: Marge Ely, Casey and Daniella (Zanin) Pereira