Student Chapter Advisor of the Year

Common tern in flight on Petit Manan Island, Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Me.

Image Credit: Kayla Pelletier, USFWS

The Student Chapter Advisor of the Year award recognizes exceptional annual mentorship by a TWS student chapter advisor. The Student Development Working Group initiated the award in 2002 and awarded its first recipient at the 2004 conference.

Active and effective student chapters are needed to achieve The Wildlife Society’s goal of assisting in the development of the next generation of wildlife professionals, and the advisor is the backbone of the chapter. Involved and dedicated student chapter advisors also strengthen the Society’s membership recruitment and retention efforts by providing opportunities for student member involvement in Society activities.

The top advisor receives a plaque at the Society’s annual conference Award Ceremony.

Award Nomination Process and Criteria

To nominate an individual for consideration, click here to learn about the criteria and the nomination process. Nomination forms must be submitted by May 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST.

Student Chapter Advisor of the Year

2016
Scott E. Henke

2015
No recipient 

2014
Steven B. Castleberry

2013
Cary D. Chevalier

2012
Carol Bocetti

2011
Jacqueline Frair

2010
Frank Ammer

2009
Kevin Berner

2008
Tad Theimer

2007
Rebecca Goggans

2006
Phil Doerr

2005
No recipient

2004
John Loegering