Dear Warner College Alumni, Friends, Faculty, and Staff,
It has been just over three months since I started my position as dean of Warner College of Natural Resources.
During that time, I have met with many outstanding faculty, students, staff, alumni, and friends and partners who have worked to make our College the best in the nation.
Hands-on, experiential learning is a hallmark of our program, and summer is peak season for Warner College experiential learning, field research, and outreach.
Students and faculty were engaged in participatory education around the world, and it is this immersive learning style that characterizes our students' education and our graduates' career success.
A highlight of summer was the 2014 alumni reunion, held Sept.
5-7, 2014, at CSU's Mountain Campus at Pingree Park.
The reunion was a historic celebration coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the Mountain Campus, and it brought together 180 alumni from across the country for a weekend of celebration and natural resources tradition.
These alumni shared heartwarming stories about how their time in field-based learning at CSU changed their lives and set the stage for their professional journeys.
On the final day of the reunion, we welcomed a group of first-year students who came to spend the day at the Mountain Campus.
As our alumni celebration came to a close, the incredible legacy of the College was brought to life in a day bookended by conversations with an alumnus who graduated 72 years ago and with new students who are ready and eager to pick up the baton and carry us toward the next 100 years.
I wondered, 72 years from now, which of these young students might come back for a similar reunion.
I look forward to sharing news and stories from the College with you throughout the year in this newsletter and invite you to connect with the College, whether it is online or on campus.
Wishing everyone a great start to fall, and Go Rams!
Dean John P.
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