Forest Technology student Nicholas Haskell receives award
Nicholas Haskell is the recipient of the Granite State Division of the Society of American Foresters Forest Technology Student of the Year Award.
The Society of American Foresters (SAF) is the national scientific and educational organization for the profession of forestry in the United States. Started in 1900, it is the largest professional society for foresters in the world. The mission of the Society of American Foresters is to advance the science, education, technology, and practice of forestry; to enhance the competency of its members; to establish professional excellence; and, to use the knowledge, skills, and conservation ethic of the profession to ensure the continued health and use of forest ecosystems and the present and future availability of forest resources to benefit society. SAF members include natural resource professionals in public and private settings, researchers, CEOs, administrators, educators, and students.
The second year class in the Forest Technology program recently attended the annual meeting of the Granite State Division of the Society of American Foresters. It was a great opportunity for the students to hear the latest topics on forestry here in the northeast. The students also made contacts with forestry professionals who work throughout the state. These contacts are certain to be valuable once the students begin their careers in the forestry profession.
Each year, the Granite State Division of the Society of American Foresters selects one student to be the recipient of the Forest Technology Student of the Year Award. This year Forest Technology senior Nicholas Haskell received this award. He is an excellent student, a leader in the classroom and exemplifies the spirit of the award.
Nick is from Brattleboro, Vermont and comes to the school with a background in forestry work in his high school vocational program. His hard work and dependability set the standard for the classroom. In addition to his accomplishments in the classroom, he works part time for the Forest Technology program and also finds time to be heavily involved with the UNH Woodsmen Team.
Last Summer Nick was employed by Cersosimo Lumber Company in Brattleboro. His work there provided a valuable opportunity to learn about the forest products industry. His goals after graduation from the Thompson School include a season or two on a western fire crew. Nick also plans to continue his education by earning a baccalaureate degree in Forest Management.
The students, faculty and staff are very proud of Nick’s accomplishments and look forward to the contributions he will make to this profession in the future.