For Immediate Release: December 19, 2011
Contact: Annette Barnette
Public Relations & Marketing Director
Glenville State College
Glenville, WV – Members of the Glenville State College Forestry Club and Glenville Environmental Organization (GEO) have decorated the GSC campus for the holidays. Students and their advisors from the two organizations gathered pine, spruce, holly, and red cedar branches from the forest surrounding the college and created beautiful swags to hang around the GSC campus. Supplies were provided by the GSC Physical Plant.
“These two organizations were a great help in preparing the GSC campus for the holiday season. Students working together with our faculty and staff is what makes the Glenville State College family grow stronger not only during holidays but throughout the year,” said GSC Physical Plant Director Thomas Ratliff.
“Collaboration among clubs on campus is always important. It was nice that the GEO club invited the Forestry Club to assist in decorating the campus for the holidays. I was very pleased with our work and how nice the campus looked,” said GSC Forestry Club President Chad Stout, who is a junior Natural Resource Management major with a Forest Technology concentration and an Environmental Science minor from Weston, West Virginia (Lewis County).
“I love the use of sustainable holiday decorations on campus. I really appreciate the students working with our Physical Plant employees to beautify Glenville State College. The students had a great time, and we all benefitted,” said GEO Advisor Dr. Milan Vavrek.
The GSC Forestry Club focuses on the conservation of forests. The organization members plant trees, clean up roads, go camping, complete service projects, and much more. The Glenville Environmental Organization promotes understanding of environmental problems and completes many projects as a group. Both organizations are open to all Glenville State College students.