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Forest, Environment and Wildlife Leadership (FEWL) Academy

Established in 2019, the FEWL Academy prepares select students with leadership abilities necessary for the critical
problem-solving of issues related to the management, utilization, and stewardship of natural resources.
As a personal development program, the FEWL Academy is co-instructed by
Dean Janaki Alavalapati and Dr. Adam Maggard, assistant professor and Extension specialist.

The College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment proudly introduces
the 2024 FEWL Academy:

 

Sam Crowe

Sam Crowe
Forestry
Melbourne Beach, FL.

Read Sam’s Biography

Cailey Smith

Cailey Smith
Geospatial and Environmental Informatics

Dallas, TX.

Read Cailey’s  Biography

Kendall Anderson

Kendall Anderson
Wildlife Sciences, Pre-Vet
Concentration
Charleston, SC.

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Mary Ashlee Hughes

Mary Ashlee Hughes
Natural Resources Management 

Silverhill, AL.

Read Mary Ashlee’s Biography

Thomas Davis

Thomas Davis
Forestry
Tampa, FL.

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Connor Cox

Connor Cox
Forestry
Cordova, AL.

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John Strauss

John Strauss
Wildlife Enterprise Management
Vero Beach, FL.

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GiGi Sharp

GiGi Sharp
Sustainable Biomaterials and Packaging
Birmingham, AL.

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Jack Kennedy

Jack Kennedy
Forestry

Brantley,
AL.

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Emily Legg

Emily Legg
Wildlife Ecology and Management

Eclectic, AL.

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Morgan Kelly

Morgan Kelly
Wildlife Sciences: Pre-Vet Concentration

Gadsden, AL.

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Marley Acosta-Lee

Marley Acosta-Lee
Natural Resources Management

Hunstville, AL.

Read Marley’s  Biography

Dr. Janaki Alavalapati
Emmett F. Thompson Dean &
Professor of
Forestry Economics,
Co-Instructor

Dr. Adam Maggard
Harry E. Murphy Associate Professor &
Extension Specialist of
Forest Systems Management,

Co-Instructor

How Does This Program Benefit Our Students?

In addition to classroom lectures, to aid in their experiential learning during the two-semester course, students will interface with a range of leadership and private industry executives, as well as policy makers in Montgomery and Washington, D.C.

Who Is Eligible?

Qualified students in good academic standing with an interest in developing leadership skills are invited to apply. Each year, 12 to 15 outstanding applicants will be selected to participate in the Leadership Academy.

How Is This Program Supported?

The 2019 program is sponsored by a private donation from Ed Sweeten ’79. However, the school’s long-term goal is to establish an endowment to fund this program. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact the CFWS Development Office at (334) 844-2791 or email sfwsdev@auburn.edu.