Wanakena Ranger School to graduate 43 students at 96th commencement
Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 8:06 am

STAR LAKE -- SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Ranger School at Wanakena will graduate 43 students May 21 during the school’s 97th commencement exercises beginning at 11 a.m. in the Clifton-Fine Central School auditorium.

The AAS in Forest Technology degree goes to 34 of those students, and 9 students will receive the AAS in Land Surveying Technology.

Commencement speakers include: Dr. Neil Murphy, Jr., President SUNY ESF, Dr. Bruce Bongarten, Provost, SUNY ESF, Dr. David Newman, Chair, Forest & Natural Resource Management, Christopher Westbrook, Director Ranger School and Daniel Leduc, President of the Class of 2011.

Amongst the graduates are three Gouverneur residents, Logan Buckmaster, Sean Sullivan, and J. Talan Weekes.

Ranger School is part of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse. The Ranger School was founded in 1912 and is the longest-running forest technology school in North America. Students attend the Ranger School as college sophomores and earn 45-credit hours during two semesters at the 2,800-acre campus in the Adirondack community of Wanakena.