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Paul & Neva Dunn Outstanding Senior Award is awarded to the College’s outstanding graduating senior, based on high scholastic achievement combined with potential for professional ability.

Harold Bowerman Leadership Award
recognizes a senior who has demonstrated outstanding service to the College or University, with the Harold Bowerman Leadership Award, named for Hal Bowerman, class of ’31.  The student selected best exemplifies the Fernhopper Spirit through demonstrated leadership, outstanding contributions, and enthusiastic participation in student club activities and College programs.

Pack Essay Award was created several decades ago by Charles Lathrop Pack to encourage sound communication skills for forestry & natural resource professionals. Essays are judged by a panel of faculty and rankings vary per category but are generally based on creativity, ability to conceptualize ideas, originality in the analysis of resource problems, enjoyable writing that brings issues to life, and excellent grammar and writing style.

Kelly Axe Award is presented by the Forestry Club, and is awarded to the graduating senior who helps or cooperates most behind the scenes with teachers, with club projects, and with fellow students.  This award is unique in that the recipient is one who generally receives little recognition for all his or her efforts.

Photo of the Year Contest - throughout the year students are encouraged to submit photos to a Photo of the Week Contest.  The winning photos from the weekly contest are displayed on an easel in the Student Services Office, used as the cover for the weekly Fernhopper newsletter and posted in the CoF Today electronic newsletter.

Outstanding Student Awards are awarded to the outstanding student in each CoF undergraduate program.