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Former Delhi Mayor Wins SUNY-ESF Fellowship

Eric Greenfield


SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The former mayor of the village of Delhi has been awarded a prestigious fellowship at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF).

Eric Greenfield, who is now a doctoral student and visiting instructor at ESF, is a recipient of the C. Eugene Farnsworth Fellowship, which will provide support as he continues work on his Ph.D. in the area of forest resources management.

Greenfield has been enrolled at ESF since August 1998. He earned his bachelor's degree in 1990 from SUNY at Binghamton, and his master's degree in 1996 from SUNY at Albany's Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy in 1996.

In addition to serving as mayor, Greenfield served as a Delhi village trustee, and as the executive director of the Coalition of Watershed Towns in Delhi. He has also Eric worked as a freelance photographer and newspaper reporter.

At ESF, Eric has served as a graduate assistant, lab assistant and visiting instructor. He is a member of several committees and organizations including the Ecological-Economics Group at ESF, the Society of Ecological Economics, the Society of American Foresters, the Catskill Forest Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Greenfield and his wife, Brenda, currently reside in Pompey, NY.

The fellowship program honors the late Eugene C. Farnsworth Jr., who was a professor of silviculture at ESF. Farnsworth spent more than 50 years in forestry and education. His association with SUNY-ESF began in 1930, when he was appointed to the faculty of the college's Ranger School in Wanakena. He died in 1982.