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. James Shepard on Thursday, January 20, as part of the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences’ 75th Anniversary Celebration.
An expert in forest soils, forest ecology, and wetlands policy, Dr. James Shepard, former professor and associate director of the Forest and Wildlife Research Center at Mississippi State University, was appointed dean of the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences effective January 3, 2011. Among Dr. Shepard’s achievements as dean, he oversaw the fundraising and construction of the Solon and Martha Dixon Foundation Learning Center, completed in 2012, the first official wildlife summer field practicum, and the creation of the new undergraduate major, Natural Resources Management.
Dr. Glenn Glover, alumnus and emeritus professor, will serve as moderator of the question-and-answer forum with Dr. Shepard. 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/83854361087 and will be live-streamed via the school’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ausfws/live/.