TWS Rio Student Chapter
 

The University of Rio Grande Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society was officially chartered 22 January, 2010

The first chapter meeting was held on 22 January, 2010.  Entering our 8th year of existence, many activities are underway or being considering.  Past efforts have included clean-up along portions of the Hocking River, building and erecting of kestrel and flying squirrel boxes for ongoing research projects, and establishing a marked trail system on Baby Moose Hill on campus. Fundraisers annually have included producing sorghum syrup the old-fashioned  way at the Bob Evans Farms Festival and selling wildlife calendars containing photos taken by students, faculty and friends.  Funds have been used to pay for the registration fees for students attending professional conferences such as the Ohio Fish and Wild life conference and the Ohio Natural History Conference.  The next big project is to enhance the potential for bluebirds, wood ducks, kestrels, and bats to inhibit the farm landscape of a local landowner-followed up by monitoring the response to the enhancements. 

 

Officers for 2017-2018

          President: Wyatt Snodgrass, Class of 2018
          Vice President: Bob Miller, Class of 2018
          Treasurer: Frank DePalma, Class of 2018
          Secretary: Lucy Williams, Class of 2019
          Executive Board Member: Dustin Edens, Class of 2018

Officers for 2016-2017

          President: John Blazer, Class of 2017
          Vice President: Sean Gebhard, Class of 2016 (Fall),
          Dustin Edens, Class of 2018 (Spring)
          Treasurer: Frank DePalma, Class of 2018
          Secretary: Lucy Williams, Class of 2019
          Executive Board Member: Don Bowen, Class of 2016 (Fall)
          Sayre Stejbach, Class of 2020 (Spring)

Officers for 2015-2016

          President: Jordan Maxwell, Class of 2016
          Vice President: Jacob Manning, Class of 2016
          Treasurer: Frank DePalma, Class of 2018
          Secretary: Brad Cordle, Class of 2016
          Executive Board Member: Sean Gebhard, Class of 2016

Officers for 2014-2015

          President: Andy Merkle, Class of 2015
          Vice President: Floyd Conley, Class of 2015
          Treasurer: Ben Rechel, class of 2015
          Secretary: Liranda McCain, Class of 2015
          Executive Board Member: Andrew Bennett, Class of 2015

Officers for 2013-2014

          President: James Anderson, Class of 2014
          Vice President: Andy Merkle, Class of 2015
          Secretary: Liranda McCain, Class of 2015

Officers for 2012-2013

          President: Manuel Lay, Class of 2013
          Vice President: Matt Castells, Class of 2013
          Treasurer: Matt Wilson, Class of 2012
          Secretary: George Hulbert, Class of 2013
          Executive Board Member: Jerry Rose, Class of 2013

Officers for 2011-2012

President:  Michael Whittemore, Class of 2012
Vice-President:  Amy Smith, Class of 2011
Treasurer:  Jessica Byrd, Class of 2011
Secretary: Matt Wilson, Class of 2012
Executive Board Member: Kendra McCloskey, Class of 2011

Officers for 2010-2011

President:  Adam Benshoff, Class of 2011
Vice-President:  Chris Witmer, Class of 2011
Treasurer:  Jessica Byrd, Class of 2011
Secretary:  Kendra McCloskey, Class of 2011
Executive Board Member: Amy Smith , Class of 2011

Officers for Spring 2010 (Chapter Established)

President:  Dan Eckstein, Class of 2010
Vice-President:  Sara Zaleski, Class of 2010
Treasurer:  Jackie Haynal, Class of 2010
Secretary:  Shali Karr, Class of 2010
Executive Board Member:  Adam Benshoff, Class of 2011

Faculty Advisor:  Don Althoff, CWB
 

 

 

 

Pole barn fund-raiser - Friday Crew


 

 

Pole barn fund-raiser - Saturday Crew

 

Charter members - January 2010: 


Collin Barkdull, Adam Benshoff, Jessica Byrd, Clay Cooper, Dan Eckstein, Jackie Haynal, Shali Karr,  Levi Lackey, Dillon McAtee, Kendra McCloskey, Reid Plumb, Kevin Reichling, Matt Schweller,  Caleb Shields, Amy Ruth Smith, Adam Wesalowski, Chris Witmer, and Sara Zaleski