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Three $1,000 scholarships awarded to UAM CFANR students

Pictured: (L to R) Matthew Pelkki, Jovanny Martinez, Patrick Phillips, Timothy Chapman, and Jack Thomas.


Lincoln County, Arkansas — Each year the Groggins Tree Farm (G-Camp) holds an annual shotgun shoot / fundraiser each August and this year, the proceeds from the event were dedicated to scholarships in the UAM College of Forestry, Agriculture, & Natural Resources.  Recipients were selected for their interest in forest management and forest health (Jovanny Martinez), Wildlife Habitat Conservation and Management (Timothy Chapman), and Forest-based economic development (Patrick Phillips).

Martinez is a sophomore emphasizing forestry in his studies in the CFANR.  He hails from Star City, Arkansas.  His advisor is Dr. Nana Tian.  Chapman is also a sophomore and is working on a double emphasis in forestry and wildlife management at UAM.  Chapman is from Monticello, Arkansas.  His faculty advisor is Dr. Doug Osborne.  Patrick Phillips is a native of Jackson, Mississippi and is the first graduate student in the Arkansas Center for Forest Business graduate program.  His advisor is Dr. Matthew Pelkki.  These students received the scholarships based on their interests in sustainable natural resource management, their devotion to service, and a desire to stay and work in Arkansas following graduation.

About the College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Arkansas Forest Resources Center

The College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the Arkansas Forest Resources Center, a University of Arkansas System Center of Excellence, brings together interdisciplinary expertise through a partnership between the University of Arkansas at Monticello and the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. The College and Center are headquartered at the University of Arkansas at Monticello campus, but their programs range statewide with the mission of developing and delivering teaching, research, and extension programs that enhance and ensure the sustainability and productivity of forest-based natural resources and agricultural systems. Academic programs are delivered by the College of Forestry, Agriculture, and Natural Resources through the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Through the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, research is administered by the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, and extension and outreach activities are coordinated by the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service.

The University of Arkansas at Monticello and the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offer all of their programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employers.

About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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