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Mural Created by ESF Alums Installed on Campus

James DeRosa, '19 loves his work with the environment, but has a passion for art. When James came to ESF he wanted to join an art club, but found none. Eventually, he found a community of artists here and became a founding member of the sketching and drawing group in 2018. When the club leaders graduated that same year, James took charge. Under his leadership, the club decided to take on a mural project on campus. The only problem? They had no budget or official College resources.

ESF Welcomes New Students to Campus for Fall 2022

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), the most distinguished institution in the nation that focuses on the study of the environment, welcomed 378 first-year students and 170 transfer students to campus this week.

ESF Experts Bring Interactive Science to the New York State Fair

Make paper, learn how to recycle, discover how water is cleaned, experience how scientists are helping to solve environmental problems, and more at the New York State Fair with the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), the most distinguished institution in the nation that focuses on the study of the environment. ESF's experts will also be on hand to answer environmental questions.

Staff Spotlight: Hui Chen

Hui Chen has served at ESF for nearly five years as the Coordinator of International Student and Scholar Services, working closely with students participating in ESF's program with the Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT). The BUCT-ESF partnership is a "3+1 program" that provides for students to study three years at BUCT before finishing their undergraduate degrees in bioprocess engineering at ESF. This past academic year, ESF hosted 10 students from China. Not only does Hui assist students with the logistics of coming to ESF, but she helps them get settled into the Syracuse community and advises them during their year abroad.

Mighty Oak Monday: Student Orientation Leaders

Our ESF Orientation Leaders are excited to welcome new students to campus! Orientation Leaders (OLs) are students that volunteer to help with move-in and orientation. They come from all class levels and all majors on campus. Orientation leaders are new student's source of information for their first week on campus. So, if you have questions, ask someone in the red, orange and yellow tie-dye shirt.

Alumni Spotlight: Donnella Monk, ’21

Donnella Monk knew something was wrong in her neighborhood growing up. She lived close to a highway at the center of her community and saw firsthand the negative environmental impacts on air, water, and overall community health. As she got older, she got involved with environmental clubs at her high school and became a champion for environmental issues. Eventually, she interned at the Cleveland Division of Water, Permits and worked on water quality projects involving contaminated local lakes. It was during such a project that she found her passion fighting for local environmental issues.

Mighty Oak Monday – Megan Cammett and Joe Perez

Megan Cammett and Joe Perez are excited to be ESF's Head Orientation Leaders this year. With less than a week left until new-student move-in begins, we sat down with them to learn more about ESF's Orientation and the students who will be leading this year's Orientation Leaders.

Alumni Spotlight: Stacy McNulty, '97 & Michale Glennon, '02

For Stacy McNulty, '97 and Michale Glennon, '02, their joint co-authoring of a book on boreal birds represents years of long-standing friendship. It is also a milestone in endangered species literature, as many of these birds are listed as either endangered or threatened.

Mighty Oak Monday: Manoon Pilosungnoen

Alumni Spotlight: Jacob Darius, ’22

After graduating high school, Jacob Darius, '22, didn't have a strong sense of what he wanted to do. When he first got to college, he faced some academic challenges and ending up dropping out. He returned home and enrolled at Onondaga Community College for a fresh start. With the help of his family, he got back on track. While there, a friend told him about the Paper Engineering program at ESF and—thinking it sounded like an interesting opportunity—he decided to transfer. Nearly 40% of ESF students are transfers, but Jacob came at a particularly difficult time: during the pandemic.