Students Attend National Conference

Oct 03, 2019

Dr. Carol Bocetti wins a Fellows Award for her work with The Wildlife Society.


Dr. Carol Bocetti (left) is the adviser for Cal U's chapter of The Wildlife Society.


Dr. Carol Bocetti, a professor in the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, and 13 students attended the joint conference of The Wildlife Society and the American Fisheries Society Sept. 29-Oct. 3. 

At the event, Bocetti received a Fellows Award from The Wildlife Society, which recognizes current members who have distinguished themselves through exceptional service to the wildlife profession. 

In 2018, she was named by the society as the Student Chapter Advisor of the Year. She also won that honor in 2012, the same year that Cal U’s student chapter was named The Wildlife Society chapter of the year. 

Founded in 1937, The Wildlife Society is a professional community of scientists, managers, educators, technicians, planners and others who work to study, manage and conserve wildlife and habitats worldwide.  

“The conference provides an invaluable opportunity for our students to mingle with professionals,” Bocetti said. “Students make connections that lead to summer jobs and research projects. It is extremely beneficial. 

“Cal U has a reputation. People who work in the fields of wildlife management and conservation look for Cal U students at this event."