CSCC Wildlife Students Place in Southeastern Wildlife Conclave

CSCC Wildlife Society at the Conclave

CSCC Wildlife Students Place in Southeastern Wildlife Conclave

Holly Vincent
Thursday, April 21, 2016 1:43 PM
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Wildlife Society Member Chris Redd
Wildlife Society Member Chris Redd


CLEVELAND, Tenn. - Cleveland State Community College’s Wildlife Society recently competed in the Southeastern Wildlife Conclave competition in Richmond, Kentucky at Eastern Kentucky University.
The Wildlife Society student chapters host regional conclaves each year to provide college students with valuable hands-on training in wildlife management and conservation. Activities include field trips, field competitions, game-calling competitions, quiz bowl, art and photography contexts, guest speakers and many opportunities for professional development. The Southeastern Wildlife Conclave promotes networking and cooperation among students, faculty and wildlife professionals.
Wildlife Society Member Chris Redd, said, “I was proud to be there representing CSCC. It was a lot of fun and the experience we gain working with the TWRA looks good on a resume. It felt fantastic to win against some of the larger four-year schools!” Redd placed 2nd for Wildlife Photography, 5th in Landscape Photography and 5th in the Shotgun competition.
According to Brewer, the team competed against 22 other schools with the majority of those being four year colleges and universities. The CSCC team competed in various competitions, and placed in several of those.
Robert Brewer, Associate Professor of Biology / Wildlife Society Advisor, stated, “I’m very proud of the conclave team. They beat many four year schools in several events. They should be proud of themselves.”
Dr. Denise King, Vice President for Academic Affairs, said, “Cleveland State Wildlife students are well prepared in all aspects. Not only have they demonstrated themselves as knowledgeable as university students, they surpass them in hands-on skills important to the profession. I am also impressed with the breadth of expertise our students show in using the arts and poetry to communicate effectively their passion for wildlife. Robert Brewer encourages this broad development of well-rounded Wildlife and Fisheries experts. Every year, I look forward to hearing about the achievements of our students at Conclave. They are winners!”
Redd said, “I could go on for days about the effort and dedication Robert Brewer puts into the Wildlife Society. We are one of the few community colleges that even has a Wildlife Society. I came to CSCC to take my general education courses, but I was definitely surprised that we had a Wildlife Society and that I was able to take on such an active role. I’m excited to go back to the conclave next year!”


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