TWS Student Chapter Chats with Council Members

Past President Rick Baydack, President Gary Potts, Central Mountains and Plains Representative to Council Bob Lanka and student chapter adviser Susan Ellis-Felege pose with members of the University of North Dakota’s TWS student chapter. Image courtesy of Susan Ellis-Felege.

A group of 23 enthusiastic students from the University of North Dakota’s TWS student chapter met with TWS council members including Past President Rick Baydack, current President Gary Potts and Central Mountains and Plains Representative to Council Bob Lanka at The Wildlife Society’s 2015 conference in Winnipeg this past October.

“The students got to do very important networking with professionals in the field,” said student chapter adviser Susan Ellis-Felege. “They also had an opportunity to see a variety of applied research occurring across the globe and find possible graduate opportunities.”

After a successful conference this year in which nine UND undergraduates presented posters, the group is looking forward to next year’s conference in Raleigh, N.C., and they’re already working on funding a big group to attend, Ellis-Felege said.