CFANS Alumni & Friends eNews - December 2016

Ashley Smith (B.S. Environmental Science, Policy and Management '15) has already used her degree to better the lives of others. Smith is currently serving with the AmeriCorps where she travels throughout the United States to assist with diaster relief and recovery. "My passion is bringing a beacon of hope to others by making my presence known in a community. I love working for AmeriCorps NCCC because it allows me to excel and grow as an individual while working with communities that need assistance." She credits the University of Minnesota for allowing her to be a point person on her team by identifying plants and wildlife as well as being adaptable, responsible, and work within tight deadlines. 


Ashley Smith

WE DID IT! Not only did alumni, donors, and supporters help us reach our goal of $7000 for the CFANS Emergency Student Support Fund, but you helped us exceed it with a total of $7,705. Thanks to generousity of 3 CFANS Alumni, our donations will be matched dollar for dollar up $7,000. 



More information coming soon

Catch up on the latest happenings at the Bell Museum! 

-Star Parties with MLFA
-Bell Social: Art+Science+Music
-Tea and Scone Dioramma Party at the Bell
-Member Appreciation 


There are a lot of exciting event opportunities for students, staff and alumni coming up! Check them out!

Throughout December - UMAA Webinars
Friday, December 9 - CFANS Student-Alumni Virtual Networking
Friday, December 9 - Bell Social: Art + Science + Music
Wednesday, February 8 - 
Environmental Internship & Career Fair
Saturday, February 18 - Minnesota 4-H Celebration

Learn about some of the latest happenings on St. Paul campus! 

-Gopher Crops and Soils win SASES Quiz Bowl
-Gopher Dairy Judging Team Wins Big at Luisville
-Livestock Judging Team Ends Thier Season
-FSCN Honors Faculty for Years of Service
-African Journalists explore CFANS Progams during St. Paul Visit. 


more information coming

Looking for something special this holiday season? We have some ideas! Support students by purchasing your holiday tree, wreath or garland from the UMN Forestry Club,  purchase specialty cheese from the Department of Food Science and Nutrition, or order a Dairy and Meat Salesroom Gift Box! Find unique gifts ideas for the special people on your list. 


News and notes from our amazing CFANS alumni and friends! Featured this month:

-Department of Entomology-Hodson Alumni Award-Call for Nominations
-Royal Heins Receives Inaugural Horticultural Science Distinguished Alumnus Award
-Theresa Twohey: Midwest Dairy Integrated Communication Program Manager
-Triticus Scholarship Donor Revealed


The monthly alumni trivia question gives alumni and friends an opportunity to test their U of M knowledge. Are you up for the challenge?

August alumni trivia question:

In November, university of Minnesota researchers helped over 100 universities nationwide and in China clone a gene resistant to what disease? 


James Anderson

The St. Paul Student center may be recieving a facelift in the near future. The more than 55 year old center is in major need of an upgrade and The Minnesota Student Association has been pushing for renevations for the past three years. What to do with the space and funding have been issues that have caused renovations to be set aside.


St. Paul Student Center