Quebec City, Quebec, Canada –   The University of Massachusetts Forest Products Society Student Chapter has received an Outstanding Student Performance Award that was presented at the 59th International Convention – Quebec, Canada at the Official Luncheon held on Monday, June 20th.

Dave Damery, faculty liaison, accepted the award, commemorated by a handsome plaque (wood of course!).  Section officers named on the plaque are  Michael Breor, Walter Pawlowski, Don Smith and Jean Augustin.  The student chapter was one of just 4 chapters nationwide to receive an award.

Performance criteria for the award included: membership, meetings, educational meetings, and additional activities including public service.

The BMATWT student chapter built and now maintains the much-used benches and planters at the entrance to Holdsworth.  They participated in several recruiting activities for the department including the NRE College Day, Undeclared Majors Fair, and others.

Dan Pepin hanging the plaque
The handsome wood plaque!
Chapter President Mike Breor staining the planters
Chapter Secretary Jean Augustin hard at work