Dr. Janaki R.R. Alavalapati, Dean
School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
3301 Forestry and Wildlife Building
602 Duncan Drive
Auburn, Alabama 36849-3418
Auburn University will host a virtual Dean’s Forum and Alumni Social with Dr. Emmett Thompson on Thursday, October 28, as part of the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences’ 75th Anniversary Celebration.
Dr. Thompson, who retired in 1998, began his Auburn career in 1977 as head of the Department of Forestry, which was then part of the School of Agriculture. In 1984, he became the School of Forestry’s first dean. Among Thompson’s many accomplishments, he established the School of Forestry as a stand-alone entity, separate from the College of Agriculture. He also led the effort to create the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center and provided the foundational work for the creation of the state-of-the-art Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Building, which was completed in 2005. Most recently, Dr. Thompson’s legacy was honored with the establishment of the Emmett F. Thompson Deanship, an endowed fund in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.
Dr. Glenn Glover, alumnus and emeritus professor, will serve as moderator of the question-and-answer forum with Dr. Thompson. After the forum, alumni will have the opportunity to socialize and reminisce about their time at Auburn within one of 4 virtual breakout rooms, grouped into 20 year graduation/enrollment periods: 1947 – 1967, 1968 – 1988, 1989 – 2009, and 2010 – present.
The forum and social is open to faculty, staff, students, and the school’s alumni via Zoom from 6 – 7 p.m. CT at https://auburn.zoom.us/j/86271587389 and will be live-streamed via the school’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ausfws/live/.