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The College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment aspires to become the “go-to place” for forestry, wildlife sciences, and natural resources programs in the U.S. Southeast and beyond.

Alumni and friends enable the College to achieve its vision through their philanthropic support of these initiatives:

Developing a Sound Student Body

Establishing Scholarships and Program Support for New Majors

  • Geospatial and Environmental Informatics
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Sustainable Biomaterials & Packaging
  • Wildlife Enterprise Management
Establishing Graduate Support and Fellowships

  • Graduate Fellowships
  • Partial Tuition Fellowships
  • Annual Fellowships
  • Graduate Assistantships
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Maintaining Exceptional Faculty

  • Establishing Presidential Chairs
  • Initiating Eminent Scholar Chairs
  • Creating Endowed Professorships
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Fostering Student Experiential Learning

  • Supporting the Forest, Environment, and Wildlife Leadership (FEWL) Academy Endowment
  • Providing Operational Support for Student Club and Organizations
  • Establishing Undergraduate Research Assistantships
  • Providing Travel Funds for Conference and Study Abroad
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Building Capacities and Resiliency

  • Naming the Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Building
  • Supporting the Emmett F. Thompson Deanship Endowment
  • Establishing Planned Gifts
  • Providing Unrestricted Gifts
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  • Promote leading programs in natural resources education
  • Recruit, mentor, retain and support outstanding faculty members
  • Establish competitive graduate programs
  • Engage in innovative research to improve quality of life and economic competitiveness
  • Increase industry engagement and support

CFWE By The Numbers

increase in research contracts and grants since 2016
increase in faculty since 2016
faculty supported by endowed professorships
citizens annually benefit from Outreach and Extension programs
financial and merit support awarded to students
increase in undergraduate enrollment since 2016
increase in graduate enrollment since 2016
increase in student contact hours since 2016

To give to any of these important efforts in the form of cash, securities, real estate or to discuss in detail any gift you are considering, or for information on how to include the school in your estate planning, please contact our Office of Development at or (334) 844-2791.

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