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Coming Home to Warnell

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Home means your safe place. Somewhere that is familiar, filled with love and memories. We hope Warnell feels like that home to you. And while this fall doesn't bring the Homecoming Weekend we may have wanted, we're going to make the best of it by inviting you to celebrate with us wherever you are. We had a great time sharing stories, photos, recipes and more with you this past week. Catch up on the celebration below and on Facebook and Instagram.

Congratulations to our Distinguished Alumni winners!

Distinguished Young Alumnus

Danielle Atkins,  (BSFR ’12, MFR ’13)
nominated by Shawn DeRome

Danielle has recently created her own business, Land & Ladies, aimed at educating and empowering female landowners. Danielle devotes much of her time and energy to natural resources in Georgia and has served as GFA Emerging Leaders Chair and Southeastern SAF Business Manager.

Carter Coe (MFR ’11)
nominated by Cade Warner, Bob Izlar and Andy Barrs

Carter recently started Chinook Forest Partners, a timberland investment management organization, and works toward its continued success as managing partner. Carter uses much of his free time to provide service to others through organizations including Warnell’s Young Alumni Committee, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Rivers Alive.


Distinguished Alumnus

Sharon Dolliver (BSFR ‘76) 
nominated Sharon Swagger and Joe Vaughn

In 1976, Sharon became the first female forester in the @Georgia Forestry Commission. She is a champion for forestry in Georgia, UGA, and education. Her leadership has been influential in many organizations including the UGA Alumni Association, Project Learning Tree, Billy Lancaster Forestry Youth Camp, and Georgia SAF.

Hungry? We've got you covered

Warnell alumnus Charlie Killmaster (BSFR ’02, MS ’05) is not only state deer biologist with the Wildlife Resources Division - Georgia DNR, but he's also a master in the kitchen. Charlie shared this video for venison reuben (you can also use beaver, goose, or any dark red meat). Maybe it will show up on your table this weekend in time for the UGA-Auburn game?

Or, have a Warnell-inspired dinner 

We curated a collection of recipes from across Warnell that will satisfy any kind of appetite. View the recipes on our website and download printable recipe cards!  

The past, present and future of Warnell
What do you know about the Peabody bust that's now in Building 2? How about what's been on the menu for past Wildlife Suppers? Here, longtime faculty members Bob Izlar and Karl Miller share some secrets!

What is it like to be a former Warnell student—and then find yourself, years later, on the faculty? Gino D'Angelo received his graduate degrees from Warnell, but then left Athens to work in other parts of the country. When he saw the job opening several years ago, he jumped at the chance to return. Jason Gordon experienced Warnell as an undergraduate, though, and hadn't considered returning as faculty. His experiences took him around the world—literally. Now he's back at Warnell and is ecstatic about where his path led. Hear what they have to say

When you think of the future of Warnell—and the future of natural resources—what comes to mind? Our students see it as new pandemic-inspired behaviors that help people spend more time outside. They see it as a changing field—one that they are adept at navigating, thanks to their classwork. And they see it as an opportunity to meet new demands for a growing population. Here, several of our student ambassadors share their ideas and goals for their own future.

Reminisce on your time as a student by enjoying some photos from years past!

Check out photos from our annual Parker Memorial Golf Tournament!


Thank You to Our Sponsors

Special Thanks to The Children of Reid and Cynthia Parker


Diamond Sponsors

Catchmark Timber Trust

Georgia Forestry Association & Foundation

Sanders Logging 

The Westervelt Company


Platinum Sponsors

Bronson Bullock

Conservation Forestry, LLC

Dicky & Kay Saunders

DS Smith 


Georgia Timber, LLC

Warnell Timber & Land, LP


Gold Sponsors

Beasley Group

Canfor Southern Pine

Landvest, Inc.

Jonathan Lee

Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.

Dr. Michael Clutter

Nutrien Ag Solutions

PGIM Real Estate


Resource Management Service, LLC

The Langdale Company


Silver Sponsors

AgGeorgia Farm Credit

American Forest Management, Inc.

Andrew and Emily Saunders

Cade and April Warner

Chinook Forest Partners

Cory and Casey Dukes

Domain Timber Advisors, LLC

Forisk Consulting, LLC

Green Diamond Management Company

Huber Engineered Wood, LLC

Jamestown LP

Jamie Houston

Molpus Woodlands Group

Orion Solutions

Stuckey Timberland, Inc


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