Thomas Wessels, Professor Emeritus at Antioch New England and founder of the master’s degree program in Conservation Biology, had his latest book New England’s Roadside Ecology published by Timber Press. The book guides readers through 30 spectacular natural sites, all within an easy walk from the road. The sites include the forests, wetlands, alpines, dunes, and geologic ecosystems that make up New England. Wessels has conducted workshops on ecology and sustainability throughout the country for over three decades. He is also the author of Granite, Fire, and Fog: The Natural and Cultural History of Acadia.
Dr. Juan “Kiko” Suarez ’14 (PhD, GSLC) has been appointed Chief Academic Officer at Huntington Junior College in Huntington, WV. The appointment was made by HJC President Fred Fransen and is an important step in positioning the college for future success. As Chief Academic Officer, Suarez is tasked with growing the college’s academic offerings based on the needs of the local business community and national trends. This is a newly-created position “We are incredibly fortunate to bring Dr. Suarez on board, and are especially excited to draw on his expertise in competency-based learning and credentialing,” said Fransen. Suarez said that