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Mighty Oak Monday: Isabel Valentín

Isabel Valentín uses every moment of climate anxiety as an opportunity to make a difference. How is she turning environmental fears into an action plan to help Vieques, Puerto Rico, and beyond?

ESF President Joanie Mahoney Named Among NY’s Influential Higher Ed Leaders by City & State

Joanie Mahoney, president of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), was named one of the top 25 most-influential higher education leader in New York state. The Higher Education Power 100 recognizes New York’s most influential academic leaders making the biggest difference, on campus and off, whether it’s spurring job growth, advocating for policy changes, or advising city and state government officials.

Oakie Moves on to Round 2 in SUNY’s Mascot Madness

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Oakie the Acorn, the mascot from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), moves on to Round 2 in SUNY’s Mascot Madness competition, having defeated the University of Buffalo’s Victor E. Bull.

Staff Spotlight: ESF Alumni Office

Meet the ESF Alumni Office! Debbie Caviness, Jennifer Cullivan, and Akilah Spencer-McLain are the team that works to keep ESF’s 21,000 graduates across the globe connected to the college and each other. They are the force behind Homecoming weekend, alumni publications, and the College Bookstore. How are they making an impact and helping to improve our world?

ESF Weather Alert: Campus Open; Telecommuting and Liberal Leave Encouraged

ESF continues to monitor winter weather and local travel conditions today, Tuesday, March 14, and expects to remain open and operational. The College makes weather-related decisions based on the most up-to-date national weather service data and forecasting, as well as in consultation with Syracuse University (SU) officials, SU’s independent meteorologist, ESF University Police, and the ESF grounds/snow removal crews.

Mighty Oak Monday: Sarah Crane

Sarah Crane saw firsthand the impacts of contaminated water on her community and knew she wanted to study the environment. What research project of hers was so compelling that it landed her the prestigious ESF Slocum Scholarship for career advancement?

Three ESF Students Named Finalists in National Environmental Storytelling Competition

Accessibility to water in one of the driest areas of the country, access to healthy foods in low-income areas, and cultivating a passion for environmental activism on college campuses are topics that earned three students from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) the title of Planet Forward Storyfest finalist.

ESF Students Receive SUNY Awards for Graduate Research Tackling Pressing Environmental Issues

Two graduate students from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) are among 33 students selected for the 2023 SUNY Graduate Research Empowering and Accelerating Talent (GREAT) award. Recognized as outstanding student researchers, Elizabeth Clippard and Abby Webster will each receive $5,000 in flexible funding for research expenses, professional development, and stipend supplements.

Staff Spotlight: Melissa Gebo

Congrats to Melissa Gebo on her recent promotion to Assistant Director of Human Resources! How does Melissa help to make ESF a better place to work?

Mighty Oak Monday: Allysia Yanez

Allysia Yanez’s life course changed when she read “The Native American Herbalist’s Bible.” What passage compelled her to switch from nursing to studying the environment — and why did she choose ESF?