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Ranger School Graduates May 14


The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), the most distinguished institution in the nation that focuses on the study of the environment, is pleased to announce commencement exercises will be held at the Ranger School in Wanakena, New York May 14.

The College will hold commencement ceremonies at Clifton Fine Central School in Star Lake, New York, at 11 a.m. May 14 to award associate in applied science degrees. Those graduates will include 22 students in the forest technology program, 28 in the environmental and natural resources conservation program, and seven in the land surveying technology program.

"Our Ranger School graduates have completed a rigorous and unique program that has prepared them to either move into careers in conservation, forestry and surveying, or continue their academic journey toward a Bachelor of Science degree at ESF's main campus," said ESF President Joanie Mahoney. "Congratulations to our Ranger School graduates and thank you for Improving Our World."

Program scholars will be honored during the ceremony. This year's scholars are:

  • Zahra Bellucci of Rochester, New York, Forest Technology
  • Jacob Glum of Chester, New York, Environmental and Natural Resources Conservation
  • Kevin Hubbell of Halcottsville, New York, Land Surveying Technology

Maple Leaf awardees, President's and Dean's List recipients, and inductees into the Forest Technology Honors Society will also be honored.

Guest speakers will include Dr. Samuel Mukasa, ESF executive vice president and provost, and Chris Westbrook, Ranger School Alumni Association president.

Families and friends will enjoy a short reception in the school's lobby after the ceremony.


The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is dedicated to the study of the environment, developing renewable technologies, and building a sustainable and resilient future through design, policy, and management of the environment and natural resources. Members of the College community share a passion for protecting the health of the planet and a deep commitment to the rigorous application of science to improve the way humans interact with the world. The College offers academic programs ranging from the associate of applied Science to the Doctor of Philosophy. ESF students live, study and do research on the main campus in Syracuse, New York, and on 25,000 acres of field stations in a variety of ecosystems across the state.

About the Ranger School

About the Ranger School

The Ranger School in Wanakena, New York, offers students a unique educational experience in a spectacular natural setting. The Ranger School confers the associate in applied science degree (A.A.S.) in three areas of study: forest technology, land surveying technology, and environmental and natural resources conservation. The Ranger School's one-plus-one plan allows students to complete their first year at the college of their choice, then spend their second year at The Ranger School.