FWC Committtees

  • Don Orth (Chair)
  • Jim Parkhurst (CNRE SPAC Representative)
  • Leandro Castello
  • Bill Hopkins
  • Yan Jiao
  • Lynn Hayes
  • Reviews undergraduate curriculum check sheets
  • Reviews applications and makes recommendations for awards and scholarship requests
  • Policies and substitutions related to undergraduate curricula
  • Jim Fraser (Chair)
  • Kathy Alexander
  • Mark Ford
  • Jess Jones
  • Marcella Kelly
  • Terri Waid
  • 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
  • Sarah Karpanty (Graduate Program Coordinator, Chair)
  • Paul Angermeier
  • Andy Dolloff
  • Emmanuel Frimpong
  • Eric Hallerman
  • Carola Haas
  • Dana Keith
  • 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
  • President: Erin Heller
  • Vice President: Sam Robinson
  • Treasurer: Heather Abernathy

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: Haley Jenkins
  • Vice President:  Stephen Stang
  • Treasurer: Sheila Harris
    Secretary: John Lewis

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].

  • Faculty Adivsor: Marchella Kelly
  • President: Garrett Rhyne
  • Vice President:  Maeghan Klinker
  • Treasurer: Jillian Everly
  • Secretary: Sabrina Dahl

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.