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College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment hosts first annual Veteran’s Day breakfast

By November 12, 2022August 7th, 2023No Comments

The CFWE hosted its first annual Veterans Day Breakfast for the faculty, staff and students in honor of its veterans. During the gathering, attendees learned how student veterans can be more competitive at securing employment with state and federal conservation agencies. CFWE assistant professor Kelly Dunning, and staff members Michelle Cole and Michelle Straw, coordinated
the event.

The speakers who shared their knowledge and hiring tips with our veterans included: Amy Silvano, assistant Chief, Wildlife Section Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, a military spouse and expert on state hiring programs; Sgt. Bill Freeman, U.S. Army, retired, conservation law enforcement officers with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources; Scott Lamont, U.S. Air Force, retired, biologist with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ecological Services; Katelynn Bowen, military spouse and district silviculturist with the U.S. Forest Service in Umatilla National Forest; and Carter Bonnell, second lieutenant in the U.S. Army serving in the Alabama Army National Guard as a platoon leader and weed science technician in the National Soil Dynamics Laboratory in the
U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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