Spring Awards

Robert Aufderheide Award. Established in 1959, the Robert Aufderheide Award honors Robert Aufderheide, who was a supervisor of the Willamette National Forest and a member of the Class of 1935. This award recognizes the outstanding instructor or professor on the teaching staff in the College of Forestry. The name of the individual selected is inscribed on two plaques, one of which is posted in the College of Forestry and the other is presented directly to the professor. Nominations and voting by the student body are conducted each spring by Xi Sigma Pi. There are no restrictions regarding the number of times an individual professor may be selected for the honor. NOMINATIONS DUE NO LATER THAN 5:00 PM, APRIL 23, 2021.
Online nomination form: http://forms.forestry.oregonstate.edu/aufderheide-excellence-teaching-award

Julie Kliewer Mentor Award. Established in 1995, the Julie Kliewer Mentor Award honors Dr. Julie E. Kliewer, who was the first woman licensed as a logging/civil engineer in the state of Oregon and a mentor to all students. This award, also known as the XSP Mentor Award, is presented to the faculty or staff member who provides outstanding mentorship to students. The name of the individual selected is inscribed on two plaques, one of which is posted in the College of Forestry and the other is presented directly to the professor. Nominations and voting by the student body are conducted each spring by Xi Sigma Pi. There are no restrictions regarding the number of times an individual professor may be selected for the honor. NOMINATIONS DUE NO LATER THAN 5:00 PM, APRIL 23, 2021.
Online nomination form: http://forms.forestry.oregonstate.edu/xi-sigma-pijulie-kliever-excellence-mentoring-award

Kelly Axe Award. Established in 1939, the Kelly Axe Award is presented annually by the Forestry Club, and is awarded to the graduating senior who goes above and beyond in their assistance to teachers, club projects, and fellow students. This award recognizes an outstanding senior by their classmates. Historically, the recipient’s name was inscribed on a wall plaque donated by the Kelly Axe Company. Nominations for this award are to be made by students of the College of Forestry. For nominees to be fully considered a completed nomination form is required. NOMINATIONS DUE NO LATER THAN 5:00 PM, APRIL 23, 2021.
Online nomination form: http://forms.forestry.oregonstate.edu/kelly-axe-award

Paul and Neva Dunn Senior Award. Established in 1965, the Paul and Neva Dunn Senior Award is awarded annually to a senior in the College of Forestry’s AY graduating class (Summer through Spring terms). This award is a memorial to Paul M. Dunn, who served as the dean of the College of Forestry from 1942 to 1955. At that time he also purchased 6200 acres for teaching and research for the college. The land was subsequently re-named Paul M. Dunn Research Forest in his honor. The recipient is selected based on high scholastic achievement with potential professional ability. Professional ability is evaluated based on the nominee’s involvement in College, University, or community activities, and related work experiences. Nominations for this award may be made by students, faculty, or staff of the College of Forestry. For nominees to be fully considered a completed nomination form and one letter of support that clearly and thoroughly addresses the student’s academic excellence and potential professional ability are required. NOMINATIONS DUE NO LATER THAN 5:00 PM, APRIL 23, 2021.
Online nomination form: http://forms.forestry.oregonstate.edu/paul-dunn-senior-award

Harold Bowerman Leadership Award. Established in 1986, the Harold Bowerman Leadership Award is awarded annually to a senior in the College of Forestry’s AY graduating class (Summer through Spring terms). This award is a memorial to Harold "Hal" R. Bowerman (class of 1931), a student of Technical Forestry and Xi Sigma Pi member. The student selected best exemplifies the Fernhopper Spirit through demonstrated leadership, outstanding contributions, and enthusiastic participation in student club activities and College programs. Nominees must be graduating seniors enrolled in a College of Forestry undergraduate majors. Nominations for this award may be made by students, faculty, or staff of the College of Forestry. For nominees to be fully considered, a completed nomination form and one letter of support that addresses the student’s leadership experience, Fernhopper spirit, and club participation are required. NOMINATIONS DUE NO LATER THAN 5:00 PM, APRIL 23, 2021.
Online nomination form: http://forms.forestry.oregonstate.edu/harold-r-bowerman-leadership-award

Pack Essay Award. Established in 1991, the Pack Essay Award honors Charles Lathrop Pack. In the words of the donor, the purpose of this award is to stimulate students in forestry and natural resources to “express themselves to the public and write about forestry in a way that affects or interests the public." Charles Pack was recognized internationally as an expert in numerous fields, such as forestry, conservation, gardening, and stamp collecting. He had business interests in lumber, railroads, construction, banking, real estate development and consulting. He was one of the founders of the Cleveland Trust Company. President Theodore Roosevelt appointed him to the Conservation Commission in 1907. He became president of many organizations, including the National Conservation Congress, 1913-1914; National War Garden Commission, 1917-1919; the American Forestry Association, 1916-1920, and the World Court League. He founded the American Tree Association in 1922, endowed the Charles Lathrop Pack Forestry Foundation in 1930, and established demonstration forests at many forestry schools throughout the country.

This essay contest is open to all COF undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students. Essays must address a forestry or natural resources topic of local, national, or global significance. Essays should be single-spaced using 11-point font. Essays will be judged on: 1) Originality of thought, 2) Clarity of communication, 3) Forcefulness of expression, 4) Mastery of subject, and 5) Grammar and organization. The Associate Dean for Student Success appoints a special faculty committee charged with judging student entries. Essays should be submitted to Brooke Harrington no later than 5:00 pm on April 23, 2021.

Photo of the Year Award. Established in 2009 by Dr. Ed Jensen, Professor and Associate Dean in the College of Forestry, the Photo of the Year Award recognizes noteworthy photographic work created by students in the College. Photo of the Year candidates are the Photo of the Week winners throughout the academic year. The Photo of the Year is selected by the College’s FERN Center and Student Services Office staff.

Contact Brooke Harrington or the Student Services Office if you have any questions!