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FWC Committtees

Endangered Bog Turtle
  • Ashley Dayer
  • Jim Fraser
  • Willa Chaves
  • Don Orth
  • Jim Parkhurst
  • Nicholas Caruso (research scientist rep)
  • Darby McPhail (grad student rep)
  • Dean Stauffer (Chair)
  • Holly Kindsvater
  • Leandro Castello
  • Kevin Hamed
  • Brett Jesmer
  • Sarah Karpanty
  • Reviews undergraduate curriculum check sheets
  • Reviews applications and makes recommendations for awards and scholarship requests
  • Policies and substitutions related to undergraduate curricula
  • Emmanuel Frimpong (Chair)
  • Elizabeth Hunter
  • Paul Angermeier
  • Marcella Kelly
  • Luis Escobar
  • Yan Jiao


  • Approves graduate admission
  • Recommends appropriate policies and procedures for graduate studies
  • Planning of departmental seminar 
  • Reviews graduate course offering/needs
  • Reviews policies related to graduate curricula and degree requirements
  • Jim Fraser (Chair)
  • Kathy Alexander
  • Mark Ford
  • Jess Jones
  • Marcella Kelly
  • Solicits departmental vehicle needs
  • Provides recommendations to Department Head for allocation of vehicles 
  • Provides oversight of Center Woods facilities 
  • Oversight for safety and compliance in labs, buildings, vehicles
  • President: Darby McPhail
  • Vice President: Mikayla Call
  • Treasurer: Brogan Holcombe

The mission of the Fish and Wildlife Graduate Student Association is to serve the graduate students of the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation by 1) acting as an intermediary between graduate students and faculty/staff, 2) administering computing and desk facilities, and 3) orientating new students and providing them with graduate mentors. 

  • President: Emma Hultin
  • Treasurer: Josh Mottola
  • Advisor: Holly Kindsvater

Chapter Mission:To promote the educational, scientific, and technological development and advancement of all branches of fisheries science and practice, including aquatic biology, engineering, economics, fish culture, limnology, oceanography, and technology [learn more].

  • President: Logan Anderson
  • Vice President:  Sam Simon
  • Treasurer: Megan Zeger
  • Secretary: Tiffany Hough
  • Faculty Adivsor: Marcella Kelly

The mission of the Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society at Virginia Tech is to promote professionalism in our membership through experience, networking, conservation awareness and education in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere. Our members develop and promote sound stewardship of wildlife resources and of the environments upon which wildlife and humans depend.