Penn College Students Named to Forest Technology Honor Society

Published 04.22.2015

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Three Pennsylvania College of Technology students have been inducted into the North American Forest Technician Honorary on the basis of their scholastic achievement.

Forest technology majors Derek S. Labs, of Jersey Shore; Sharon L. Morris, of Liberty; and Mark J. Wiest, of Montgomery, were recognized through the Council of Eastern Forest Technician Schools, which includes Penn College and 25 other schools with similar programs.

From left, Penn College forest technology students Mark J. Weist, of Montgomery; Derek S. Labs, of Jersey Shore; and Sharon L. Morris, of Liberty, hold their honor certificates in the Schneebeli Earth Center. (Photo by Pamela A. Mix,  secretary to the ESC executive director and assistant dean of transportation and natural resources technologies)To qualify for membership in the honor society, candidates must have completed at least 45 semester hours of college instruction – at least 20 of which are in technical forestry courses. Potential honorees also must have earned a minimum GPA of 3.0 in required associate-degree courses, 3.3 in forestry-related curriculum.

CEFTS was founded in 1976 to improve the quality of forestry technician education across the nation and encourages the exchange of ideas, academic integrity and productive relationships among its member schools and faculty.

For information about the forest technology major in the School of Transportation & Natural Resources Management, call 570-327-4516.

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