Meet a few of our professional Master of Natural Resource Stewardship (MNRS) graduates who traveled to Colorado State University to walk in commencement this spring.

Ellen Clark
Delta Junction, Alaska

Terry Southworth
Gunnison, Colorado

CSU Graduation 2019


What is your current position?
I am a GS-9 Rangeland Management Specialist on the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forest where I administer livestock grazing allotments on the Gunnison Ranger District.
Why did you choose the MNRS program?
I heard about the MNRS program from a student who was in the program and also a member of Society for Range Management while I was still finishing up my bachelor’s degree at CSU.
I completed one semester on campus before picking up a Pathways position with the USDA Forest Service. It easy transitioning from on campus to online for the remaining two semesters and relocate to work part-time at my internship until I graduated.
What did you enjoy about the MNRS program?
The MNRS program was the best education experience I have had at CSU. The classes included in-depth information about topics I just brushed on during my undergraduate degree. The whole program was very informative and you definitely get out what you put into it too. I was constantly bringing in material from my classes to share with co-workers which I found interesting and that we could apply.