Class of 2004, 2005
Natural Resource Management
Thomas Nicholson (’04 and ’05) is a Natural Resource Management and Forest Technology alumnus from Exchange, WV who is currently residing in Moravian Falls, NC. In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor sports and recreation and home-remodeling.
Nicholson is employed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as an Operations Project Manager at the W. Kerr Scott Reservoir in Wilkesboro, NC. The W. Kerr Scott Reservoir is a progressive facility that is nationally and internationally known for mountain biking, kayaking, fishing, and camping in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains where NASCAR and Lowes were born. Thomas has worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for over 15 years, starting as a seasonal worker in 2002.
While working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nicholson has been awarded the Lakes and Rivers Division Natural Resource Stewardship Employee of the Year, Huntington District Recreation Employee of the Year, Star of Life Award, and was a Project of the Year team member.
As a student at GSC, Thomas was President, Vice-President and Secretary for the Forestry Club and participated in Track and Cross-Country. Speaking of Glenville State, Thomas says “It was such wonderful place to go to school. The smallness was a benefit, but the quality of the program helped me succeed in my career and grow to where I am today.”
We are pleased to feature Thomas in the Department of Land Resources Alumni Spotlight and are proud to call him an alumnus of Glenville State College.