MHCC Students Launch ‘Forestry’ Club
Posted: July 27, 2012
Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) students recently launched a chapter of the Society of American Foresters (SAF).
“We founded the club because we want to give students more opportunities for professional development and networking with industry professionals,” says Kitt Jennings, chair of the MHCC SAF. “This is a way for students to get involved and develop a sense of responsibility for the Natural Resources Technology program here on campus.”
SAF is a national organization established in 1900 by Gifford Pinchot and six pioneer foresters. The organization’s 18,000 members span the United States and represent the forestry profession, including public and private practitioners, researchers, educators and forestry students.
In April SAF members organized a trip to Seaside, Ore., to attend a state convention. “This was a valuable and transformative experience for students,” Jennings says. Members hope to organize fundraisers and service events fall term.
The MHCC SAF chapter will provide opportunities for students to learn about forestry careers.
For a list of other student clubs at MHCC, please visit mhcc.edu/clubs.
For information about MHCC’s Natural Resources Technology – Forest Resources program, please visit mhcc.edu.
By Amber Patton