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2022 News Archive

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Alumni Spotlight: Karyn B. Richards ’81 & ’84

Karyn Bartow Richards' love of the Adirondacks began during childhood summers spent in Raquette Lake, New York. A third-generation seasonal resident of Raquette Lake, Richards developed her appreciation of the forest from her family and built on that knowledge as an undergraduate and graduate forest resources management and planning student. Through her positions with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and the Adirondack Park Agency, Richards made a lasting and positive impact on forest policy and the lives of the people who live, serve, and govern in the Adirondack and Catskill parks where the Forest Preserve lands are protected by the state of New York.

Staff Spotlight: Kathy Lang

Kathy Lang is a mother of two, a lifelong New York State resident, and the Online Education Coordinator in ESF's Open Academy. She has served in her role on a part-time basis since 2019, supporting students in the Sustainability Management program.

The New York State Center for Sustainable Materials Management Launches New Website

The Center for Sustainable Materials Management (CSMM), housed at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) and in collaboration with Syracuse University's Center for Sustainable Community Solutions (CSCS), is thrilled to announce the launch of its new website that will serve as a virtual hub for information about the CSMM team, initiatives, research, publications, partners, and resources. The mission of the CSMM is to inspire, lead, and connect a diverse group of people and organizations that will collectively challenge the concept of "waste," by redefining and reimagining how we procure, produce, consume, manage, and market materials.

ESF Ranked Top 3 Green College for 2023

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) - the most distinguished institution in the nation that focuses on the study of the environment – secured a spot in the Top 3 on the Princeton Review's Top 50 Green Colleges annual ranking. ESF, the only SUNY school to make the list, ranked No. 3 for its specialized study options and commitment to developing innovative solutions to today's environmental issues.

ESF to Induct 2021 Class into Athletic Hall of Fame

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry will induct the newest class of honorees into its Athletics Hall of Fame this weekend. A national championship cross country team, a women's soccer athlete, a founding coach and an SU dance team athlete are among the 2021 honorees of the ESF Athletic Hall of Fame.

ESF’s Isabel Valentín Featured in Vogue

Isabel, an environmental studies major, is featured in Vogue. Find out how her family gave her the foundation to be a climate warrior and how her ESF education is going to help her change the world.

Staff Spotlight: Michelle Fay

Michelle Fay recently earned a promotion in ESF's Office of Undergraduate Admissions. After eight years of service, she has gone from Office Assistant 2 to Administrative Assistant 1. Michelle joined ESF in 2014 after a career spent at another state organization.

Alumni Spotlight: Nicole Cleary, ’12

Nicole Cleary wants to help the next generation of landscape architects find their a-ha moments. She fell in love with the field during a summer internship with the Department of Public Works in the Town of Penfield. As Nicole was mowing lawns and caring for the parks system she thought, "How can I help improve these spaces?"

Community Stewards to Receive ESF’s Feinstone Environmental Award

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 honor community stewards Steve Breen and Kenneth Lynch with the 2022 Sol Feinstone Environmental Award. One of the oldest and most-respected award programs in the environmental field, it recognizes leaders who care for the environment, encourage volunteerism, and add to society's understanding of environmental issues and their solutions.

Staff Spotlight: Ebby Adukkalil

Ebby Adukkalil is excited to transition into his new role as the Coordinator of Leadership Development & Student Organizations in the newly formed Office of Student Success & Engagement.