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Romano Named Society of American Foresters Fellow

August 6, 2013

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MACOMB, IL - Western Illinois University Associate Biology Professor Susan Romano has been named a fellow in the Society of American Foresters (SAF).

The SAF provides informational and networking opportunities for professionals in the natural resources field.

According to a letter from the society, the recognition is granted by Romano's peers for "outstanding service to the society and to the profession."

"It is an honor that few receive and one that you deserve entirely," according to society President Joann Meyer Cox.

Romano received her bachelor's degree and Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and her master's degree from Western. Her research interests include forest ecology and management.

Romano said her work and research in forestry has transitioned into the classroom.

"My sustained, lifelong participation in the forestry profession and in the advancement of forestry, has provided many valuable experiences with those who have a deep appreciation of the forest at many levels," she said. "It has been my pleasure to work with forest landowners, loggers, agencies, students and academics as part of a community of caretakers of our forests, continuing and promoting a legacy of sound stewardship for this valuable resource. Teaching has given me the honor and opportunity to mentor students and help them to also find satisfying careers in conservation."

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