School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences student leaders, Cameron Boland and Chloe Medlin, have been recognized by Ducks Unlimited, or DU, within a recent magazine feature that highlights the successful growth of the Auburn University chapter through social media campaigns and other marketing strategies.
Boland is not only the Auburn chapter president but also a certified biologist and current student pursuing a Master of Science in Forestry.
“I first became interested in Ducks Unlimited because of their conservation efforts. I knew that Chloe would be perfect for vice president because of her knowledge of the hunting side of the organization,” said Boland.
Medlin was excited to be involved in chapter leadership as a senior in Wildlife Enterprise Management.
“I was honored by the opportunity to serve our chapter and have really enjoyed building our membership with Cam,” said Medlin.
In August 2021, the two leaders attended Third Term, the Ducks Unlimited University Leadership Summit to represent their chapter.
“Ducks Unlimited decided to interview us because rarely do they see women in leadership positions such as president and vice president in collegiate chapters. We are honored to be recognized in the organization’s magazine and grateful for the opportunity to share our love for conservation,” said Boland.
With Boland and Medlin’s efforts, the chapter has grown substantially over the past year.
Since taking on their roles, “Cam and Chloe have grown the [chapter] committee from just two women to 20,” said the Ducks Unlimited magazine publication. The article also stated that the leaders’ “expertise in various areas of wildlife management has produced a dynamic chemistry in leading the Auburn DU chapter.”
“We are currently recruiting new members. Our fall banquet was a great success, and we are excited for our upcoming spring event.”
Follow the Auburn University chapter of Ducks Unlimited on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/auducksunlimited/
A picture of the Ducks Unlimited article, “Auburn University Students Share Passions for Wildlife and Habitat,” can be found in the above photo slides.
(Written by Avy Elmore)