GSC Students Named to CEFTS Honor Society

GLENVILLE – Each year the Council of Eastern Forest Technician Schools (CEFTS) inducts forest technology students who maintain a 3.3 grade point average in their forestry courses and at least a 3.0 overall GPA into the CEFTS Honor Society.

This year, Glenville State College students Holly Tucker, Emily Landis, and Abigail Johnson all received this distinct honor.

Tucker is a senior from Reedy, West Virginia, Landis is a sophomore from Augusta, West Virginia, and Johnson is a sophomore from New Creek, West Virginia.

The Associate of Science in Forest Technology degree program at Glenville State College has been offered since 1968 and continues to be successful and popular. The two-year degree allows students to complete the program promptly and then start their forestry career. Through classroom study, field trips, hands-on lab experiences, and an internship, students will acquire in-depth forestry knowledge and real-world forestry skills.

Students become knowledgeable and skilled in tree and wood identification, forest measurements, mapping, forest ecology, silviculture, timber harvesting, forest health, and forest management.

Graduates of the program pursue careers in wood products industries, consulting firms, state and federal government agencies, and with utility companies. Glenville State College’s A.S. in Forest Technology program is accredited by the Society of American Foresters. This accreditation means that the program meets demanding nationwide standards and provides a high quality, rigorous education to students.

After completing the two year degree, interested students can seamlessly enroll into the Natural Resource Management degree program and concentrate in the forest technology option. The four-year degree program opens up more employment opportunities in state and federal government agencies that require a bachelor’s degree.

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 Land Resources programs at Glenville State College, call (304) 462-4135.

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