Protecting the Environment
for Future Generations
In addition to supporting students studying agriculture, nursing, and veterinary medicine, the WROF, Inc. also supports
students studying the science and management of our natural resources. For the upcoming academic year, three students attending UW-Stevens Point's College of Natural Resources will receive scholarships from the WROF, Inc.
Meet the three WROF, Inc. 2022-2023 scholarship recipients, Olivia Greymont, Eli Nedden, and Alexis Trinko.
Olivia chose her major, Forestry - Ecosystem Restoration Management, to protect the places she loves most. She hopes to gain valuable knowledge and experience to expand her understanding of sustainable forestry practices to protect the environment. "I believe education is vital to the continued progress being made to protect the environment and positively impact it," says Olivia. In addition to her studies, Olivia is gaining hands-on experience
participating in the Society for Ecological Restoration, 350 Stevens Point, Women in Natural Resources, and her past employments. At her recent job as an environmental education intern at a nature-based summer camp, Olivia has learned how to engage children in learning about the world around them. Eager to learn about sustainable forestry practices in other parts of the world, Olivia hopes to gain knowledge abroad, especially in Germany, and return to the U.S. to apply new practices. After
obtaining a bachelor's degree in Forestry, Olivia plans to pursue a master's degree in a related field of work within the National Park Service to improve and enhance the quality of our nation's forests.
After attending summer classes at the Central Wisconsin Environmental Station, Eli says that he has discovered his passion for the wetlands. Eli is in his third year at UW-Stevens Point, majoring in Fisheries and Water Resources - Water Resources with a minor in Soils, a field that will help him learn about soil and water interactions applicable to wetlands. He recently earned a Wetland Science Certificate In-Training. Because protecting the environment involves bigger
social issues, Eli has found his classes at UW-Stevens Point in philosophy, sociology, and psychology are providing valuable skills to address them. "If I stay motivated, keep the right contacts around, and believe in myself, I will one day make a difference and accomplish something great," says Eli.
Alexis is majoring in Resource Management - Environment Science and Management. A busy student, Alexis finds her volunteer experiences equally valuable. On campus, she is involved with Students for Sustainability, Women in Natural Resources, Soil and Water Conservation Society, and the National Society of Leadership and Success. This past summer, Alexis took courses at UW-Stevens Point's Treehaven, an educational nature center where students attending the College of
Natural Resources can gain field techniques and apply classroom instruction to hands-on learning opportunities. The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly been challenging. "Despite these challenges, I'm keeping a positive outlook," says Alexis. "I've been working hard and pushing through these obstacles, because my schooling and education are very important.
Educational opportunities that will make a difference in rural Wisconsin and beyond are made possible by the WROF, Inc. - and by you, our scholarship recipients, alumni, and supporters. Thank you!
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