Forest, Environment and Wildlife Leadership (FEWL) Academy

Established in 2019, the FEWL Academy prepares select students with leadership abilities necessary for the critical
problem-solving of issues related to the management, utilization, and stewardship of natural resources.
As a personal development program, the FEWL Academy is co-instructed by
Dean Janaki Alavalapati and Dr. Adam Maggard, assistant professor and Extension specialist.

The School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences proudly introduces
the 2019 FEWL Academy:

 

Maurlan Dickerson

Maurlan Dickerson
Forestry 

Fort Deposit, AL.

Read Maurlan’s Biography

Will Dunnam

Will Dunnam
Forestry 

Bay Minette, AL.

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Allison Gary

Allison Gary
Wildlife Sciences Pre-Vet Medicine

Fayetteville, GA.

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Grace Holland

Grace Holland
Wildlife Sciences Pre-vet Medicine

Hoover, AL. 

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Marisa Juarez

Marisa Juarez
Natural Resources Management 

Birmingham, AL.

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Cal Logan

Cal Logan
Forestry 

Eutaw, AL.

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Philip McMichael

Philip McMichael
Sustainable Biomaterials
& Packaging 

Miami, Fla.
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Joseph Contreras Perez

Joseph Contreras Perez
Forestry 

Clanton, AL.

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Gabrielle Ripa

Gabrielle Ripa
Wildlife Ecology & Management

Escondido, CA.

Read Gabrielle’s Biography

Noah Runyan

Noah Runyan
Forestry

Jasper, AL. 

Read Noah’s Biography

Orum Deont'ae Snow

Orum Snow
Forestry

Mobile, AL.

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Lexi Wiltfong

Lexi Wiltfong
Wildlife Ecology & Management

Huntsville, AL.

Read Lexi’s Biography

Dean Janaki Alavalapati

Dr. Janaki Alavalapati
Dean &
Professor of
Forestry Economics,
Co-Instructor

Dr. Adam Maggard

Dr. Adam Maggard
Assistant Professor &
Extension Specialist of
Forest Systems Management,

Co-Instructor

How Does This Program Benefit Our Students?

In addition to classroom lectures, to aid in their experiential learning during the two-semester course, students will interface with a range of leadership and private industry executives, as well as policy makers in Montgomery and Washington, D.C.

Who Is Eligible?

Qualified students in good academic standing with an interest in developing leadership skills are invited to apply. Each year, 12 to 15 outstanding applicants will be selected to participate in the Leadership Academy.

How Is This Program Supported?

The 2019 program is sponsored by a private donation from Ed Sweeten ’79. However, the school’s long-term goal is to establish an endowment to fund this program. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact the SFWS Development Office at (334) 844-2791 or email sfwsdev@auburn.edu.