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The Wildlife Society Student Chapter

New TWS officers / Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology, 2014-2015

  • President - Dominique Lujan
  • Vice President - Miranda Butler-Valverde
  • Secretary - Clay Morrow
  • Treasurer - Quintin Dean

Congratulations to NMSU TWS/AFS Student Chapters for Taking Top Honors in Arizona Competition!

The Annual Meeting of the Student Chapters of the American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society was held in Pine Tip, AZ. 6-8 February, 2014. Three NMSU teams competed along with students in wildlife programs from Arizona universities. The first ever JAM Quiz Bowl was held, which determined the top team from each state. The final round was a competition for top honors between Arizona and New Mexico. One of the NMSU teams won the competition beating out those from Nothern Arizona University, Arizona State University, and University of Arizona. The winning team members were:

  1. Thomas Lubenau (Captain)
  2. William Lubenau
  3. Clay Morrow
  4. Trey Turnbull

Team 2:

  1. Naomi Apodaca (Captain)
  2. Quentin Dcan
  3. Jerry Gonzales
  4. Katie Joyner

Team 3:

  1. Hunter Falco (Captain)
  2. Miranda Butler-Valverde
  3. Jacob Naranjo
  4. Chance Roberts

Graduate student Nathan Chase won the best Fisheries presentation award for this talk "Using Otolith Microchemistry to Track Movements of Prairie Stream Fishes in the Pecos River, New Mexico." Visit NMSU.

Graduate Students Matthew Gould and Andre Lawrence received the 2014 NM TWS Biodiversity Scholarship

NMSU was represented by 24 undergraduate students, 12 graduate students and post docs, the COOP Unit Faculty (Drs. Colleen Caldwell, James Cain, Scott Carleton, Kenneth Boykin), and Dr. Jennifer Frey.