Forestry students honored for grade-point averages

Two forest technology students in Pennsylvania College of Technology's School of Natural Resources Management each have been awarded a $150 scholarship by the Council of Eastern Forest Technician Schools for their 4.0 grade-point averages.

Laurie A. Nau, of Jersey Shore, and Regan J. Swartzentruber, of Lewisburg, were among the recipients chosen from CEFTS member institutions, which include nearly 30 schools with forest technology programs in the eastern United States and Canada.

A third Penn College student, Gregory M. Christina, of Summerhill, received a certificate of honorable mention from the organization for his academic achievements.

The organization recognizes scholastic high achievers through its North American Forest Technician Honorary, which rewards students who have a minimum 3.3 GPA in their major classes and a 3.0 overall average. Swartzentruber and Nau tied for the first-place award, along with four students who had perfect GPAs at other schools (Glenville State College, Haywood Community College and Allegheny College of Maryland).

“It is students like these that make my job as a professor easier,” said Dennis F. Ringling, a forestry professor at Penn College's Schneebeli Earth Science Center and a past chairman of CEFTS.

For more about the School of Natural Resources Management, visit http://www.pct.edu/schools/nrm or call 570-320-8038. For general information about Penn College, visit http://www.pct.edu, e-mail admissions@pct.edu or call 800-367-9222.

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Last Updated August 30, 2010