ESF bestowed individual honors on many graduating students during convocation and commencement ceremonies.
Class marshals leading the ESF degree candidates in the Commencement procession were Jorge Barbosa, of New York City, and Anthony Capece, of Hopewell Junction.
Two students were designated as class valedictorians: Jessica Gail Lambert, of Marcellus, and Eli Lenore Polzer, of Syracuse. The student honored as “third scholar,” with the third-highest grade point average in the graduating class, was Kerin Rosen, of New Paltz.
Faculty honors were bestowed upon Stephanie T. VanKempen, of Colonie (environmental biology); Stephen N. Gorman, of Syracuse (forest resources management); John R. Zale, of Buffalo (natural resources management); Maxwell G. Wightman, of Rochester (forest ecosystems science); Matthew P. Huchzemeier, of Fayetteville (forest engineering); Jeremy D. Bower, of Gansevoort (paper science); Christopher D. Wood, of Syracuse (paper engineering); Clinton J. Maloney, of Cicero (construction management); James S. Brown, of North River (wood products engineering); Katy M. Johnson, of Munnsville (landscape architecture); Alyssa M. DeLeon, of Williamsville (biotechnology); Alexander P. Mueller, of Binghamton (chemistry); Jonathan S. Reynolds, of Collins (wildlife science); Barbosa (aquatic and fisheries science); Ashley R. Thomas, of Port Jervis (natural history and interpretation); Katherine E. Mann, of Fairport (environmental science); Lambert (conservation biology); Polzer (forest health); and Rosen (environmental studies).