15 Sep 2011
AFS Fenske Award Announcement
2011 Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference Janice Lee Fenske Memorial Award for Outstanding Students December 5, 7:00 – 8:15 AM Des Moines Marriott Downtown, Des Moines IA 50309 The North Central Division, Iowa Chapter, and Michigan Chapter of the American Fisheries Society and the Iowa and Michigan chapters of The Wildlife Society, in cooperation with the Steering Committee for the 2011 Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, are pleased to accept applications from students for the Janice Lee Fenske Memorial Award. Up to 25 outstanding students majoring in fisheries or wildlife management will be selected, formally recognized for their achievements, and invited to attend an exclusive breakfast held during the Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference in honor of the late Jan Fenske. The breakfast will provide a unique opportunity for students to meet and closely network with many fish and wildlife leaders from around the region. Undergraduate and graduate students who plan to attend the Conference are encouraged to apply. Student finalists will be selected based on academic ability and scholarly achievements. Two of the student finalists, one majoring in fisheries management and one majoring in wildlife management, will be presented with a Fenske Memorial Award that includes a scholarship of $500. The two winners of the Fenske Memorial Award will be selected based on the characteristics that made Jan a remarkable fisheries biologist, including enthusiasm to protect fisheries and wildlife resources through management activities, selflessness and motivation to teach others, interest in professional involvement, and integrity, positive attitude, and compassion. To apply, please submit a resume including your GPA, two letters of recommendation from academic advisors or professionals in fisheries or wildlife management, and a cover letter including future career goals and reasons for attending the Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference to: Mark Tonello Mark Tonello, Fisheries Management Biologist Central Lake Michigan Management Unit, Michigan DNR 8015 Mackinaw Trail Cadillac, MI 49601 (231)775-9727 ext. 6071 (231) 775-9671 FAX Email: email@example.com Deadline for submission is October 30th. E-mail submissions are preferred, although mail or fax submittals will be accepted. Student applicants selected as finalists will be notified by November 20th.