MSU student forestry organization again honored as leading national chapter

MSU President Mark E. Keenum is pictured with forestry students and mentors during a congratulatory meeting with members of the university’s student chapter of the Society of American Foresters, which again is being recognized as the national Outstanding Student Chapter. Pictured, left to right, row 1: Baylor Doughty, a sophomore from Mobile, Alabama; Daniel West, a senior from Hoover, Alabama; and Brianna Ellis, a senior from Starkville; row 2: Noah Hammond, a senior from Linden, Alabama; and Joshua Rush, a senior from Philadelphia; row 3: MSU President Mark E. Keenum; row 4: Dustin Zavala, a senior from Fulton; and Adam Lindsey, SAF president and a senior from Purvis; row 5: Professor Robert Grala, SAF advisor; and Professor and Forestry Department Head Donald Grebner. (Photo by Beth Wynn)

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STARKVILLE, Miss.—For the third year in a row, Mississippi State’s student chapter of the Society of American Foresters is the top chapter in the nation.

The Outstanding Student Chapter award honors the best three SAF student chapters, as well as their faculty advisor. MSU has been recognized in first-place nine times in the last 25 years and has placed in the top three consecutively for more than two decades. 

Adam Lindsey of Purvis, a senior forestry major and SAF student chapter president, said receiving this award demonstrates the MSU chapter’s commitment to the forestry profession.