Left to right: Glenville State University Department of Land Resources Associate Professor of Forestry Dr. Brian Perkins, Della Moreland, Ciera Heine, and Chair Dr. Rico Gazal. Moreland and Heine are Forest Technology students at Glenville State University who were recently named to the CEFTS Honor Society.

Glenville State University students named to CEFTS Honor Society

GLENVILLE, W.Va. – Two Glenville State University Land Resources students have been inducted into the Council of Eastern Forest Technician Schools (CEFTS) Honor Society. The students, Ciera Heine and Della Moreland, are both studying Natural Resource Management with a concentration in Forest Technology.

Each year, CEFTS inducts forest technology students who maintain a 3.3 grade point average in their forestry courses and at least a 3.0 average overall into the CEFTS Honor Society.

Heine, a senior from Beckley, West Virginia, says she has enjoyed the Forest Technology program and is excited to have received the CEFTS honor. “Being in this program has set me on a path for a career that I am excited for and feel knowledgeable about,” she said.

After graduation, Heine says she is considering graduate school at West Virginia University or working for the Army Corps of Engineers.

Moreland, a junior from Augusta, West Virginia who is also pursuing a Wildlife Management major within the Natural Resource Management program, says she chose Glenville State’s program because of its reputation.

“I have always gravitated toward the outdoors, so it was only natural to pursue a program that offered a wide range of curriculum and learning opportunities. I heard that Glenville State had an exceptional Land Resources program, especially Forest Technology, and that has only proven to be true during my time here as a student. The Forestry courses have helped me tremendously by having small and functionable class sizes, hands-on experiences, and practical applications through coursework. The program has helped me acquire summer internships in various state agencies and has allowed me to be in good standing for potential job opportunities,” she said.

She adds that she is grateful to have received the CEFTS award and thanks her professors within the Department of Land Resources for the help and instruction they provided her. After graduating, Moreland plans to work in parks and recreation or forest conservation.

“Ciera and Della are two of our best students because they work very hard, come to class prepared, and have a love of learning. I am very pleased that they have been inducted into the CEFTS Honor Society. It is a great achievement for their excellent academic work,” said Dr. Brian Perkins, Associate Professor of Forestry.

According to CEFTS, the primary purposes of the Honor Society are to promote and recognize high standards of scholarship, leadership, and character among forest technology students, to encourage and foster high ethical standards of technical forestry and professional positions held by forest technology students, to assemble a group of outstanding students who by scholastic accomplishment, service and high character have been recognized for these traits and are capable of recognizing these traits in others, to promote the art and science of technical forestry, and to render service and cooperate with the student bodies and the agricultural and natural resource divisions of the respective institutions.

For more information about the programs of the Department of Land Resources at Glenville State University, contact the Department of Land Resources at Land.Resources@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6370.

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