Greetings to our Auburn Family,
It is my pleasure to announce the 75th Anniversary Celebration of the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University! Today, the School will begin commemorating this historic milestone with a yearlong celebration that will showcase our alumni and significant teaching, research, and extension achievements with a series of virtual and in-person events, including:
- 7 for 75 Virtual Speaker Series: Accomplished alumni and industry leaders representing our diverse programs will discuss a wide range of topics from land management to current and future technology to stakeholder engagement.
- Dean’s Q & A and Alumni Breakout Sessions: Deans past and present will share their personal stories of the major milestones that occurred during their tenure. As part of the virtual roundtable discussions, the school will host breakout sessions for alumni to socialize and reminisce about their time at Auburn.
- 75th Anniversary Events: Faculty, staff, and students will celebrate the anniversary with alumni and friends during the School’s annual events, including the student awards banquet, graduate research symposium, and alumni homecoming barbeque.
- 75th Anniversary Gala: The anniversary celebrations will conclude with a signature gala in the spring of 2022 at Auburn’s new Gogue Performing Arts Center. To feature a distinguished keynote speaker, guests will enjoy dinner and entertainment, as well as a book signing with Arthur Slotkin, author of 75 Years of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University.
In addition to this exciting calendar of events, we invite you to visit our 75th Anniversary Celebration website to learn more about the school’s history through our interactive milestone timeline and photo archive. We also ask our alumni to share memories of their time at Auburn by submitting stories, photos, and other memorabilia that will be shared on our website and social media during the anniversary celebration year.
On behalf of the faculty and staff, we look forward to commemorating this milestone anniversary with you in honor of 75 years of forestry and wildlife Sciences at Auburn University!
Dean Janaki Alavalapati