For the Record

GC Alumnus Snyder Named Conservation Educator of the Year 

SnyderThe Conservation Federation of Missouri has named Robert Snyder ’74 its 2015 “Conservation Educator of the Year.” The Federation recognized Snyder for his long history of conservation and wildlife management and helping nearly 900 students graduate with conservation-related degrees. A former professor of biology at Greenville College, Snyder currently serves as professor of conservation and wildlife management at College of the Ozarks.

Snyder received the award at a ceremony March 20, 2015, before an audience that applauded his unfailing encouragement of students to engage in conservation. He was recognized as well for the example he has set throughout his career for personal involvement:

  • His work as agricultural advisor missionary in Rwanda even as he served as professor at Baylor University.
  • His management as country director of Food for the Hungry International in Mozambique and then Kenya.
  • His leadership through Ozark Fisheries and Wildlife Association, which he founded.
  • His guidance to students as they pursue careers in conservation. 

Snyder’s receipt of the award was prefaced by this observation: “It is easy to see that his heart is set on making this world a better place by means of wildlife management and conserving our natural resources.” 

Congratulations from your alma mater, Dr. Snyder.

Learn more about conservation and wilderness awareness: 

Alive and Thriving: GC’s Unique Wilderness Heritage

Keeping the Wild in Wilderness – The Nation Celebrates Zahniser’s Work

Salvation Means Creation Healed

Walkabout 2013 Video

The Wilderness Experience

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GC Students Secure Competitive Science Research Internships

Elle Shaw (above right), a physics and math student from Greenville, IL, and an admissions ambassador was accepted to a National Science Foundation-sponsored summer research program at the nation’s premier condensed matter physics group at the University of Illinois. This group is credited with inventing both transistors and superconductors. Elle will be working on cutting-edge superconductivity research. 

Shuto Osawa (above left), an international student from Japan, was accepted to an internship at the world’s leading Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) in Vienna, Austria. The group was the first in achieving quantum cryptography and also the first in achieving quantum teleportation. They are considered the world’s foremost group in quantum information science. 

Read about GC's Summer Research Experience, which prepares students like Elle and Shuto to engage in cutting-edge research, and learn how professors like Dr. Hyung Choi are extending GC's heritage of physics exploration and innovation.

Photograph of Dr. Robert Snyder courtesy of the Conservation Federation of Missouri.


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