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Quinney College of Natural Resources

As an alumnus of the Quinney College of Natural Resources, you know the value of an outstanding college education. It’s not just a degree, but rather the formative experiences that lead to a career in a field you are passionate about. As one of the premier Colleges of Natural Resources in the country, we strive to provide outstanding faculty and teaching as well as meaningful field research and internship opportunities that help our students compete for natural resources jobs in both the public and private sector. Those incredible opportunities have benefited many generations of students who have gone on to contribute in meaningful ways to natural resources management all over the world. Those opportunities are the result of the dedication of our faculty, staff, agency partners and alumni.

I am writing to ask for your help in continuing to provide this outstanding level of education to the current generation of students. Donations from alumni make possible the rich array of opportunities that make our students so sought after in the professional market.  These opportunities range from scholarships, support for students to attend professional meetings, state of the art field and lab equipment, and critical internships with agencies and employers that put context to classroom learning and contacts for careers. Maggie Hallerud (right) has benefitted from many of these opportunities.

Donations from alumni like you allow the College to support innovative opportunities for students to excel. Please consider a gift of any size to the College this year to make these opportunities available to our students.  Even better, a recurring annual gift allows the college to effectively allocate resources to the most important needs and opportunities.

Whether you are able to make a gift or not, you have my profound thanks for finding ways to support the Quinney College of Natural Resources in anyway you can.

With Much Thanks,

Chris Luecke, Dean



Gifts to the Quinney College of Natural Resources truly change lives for students like Margaret Hallerud.

Margaret Hallerud



Lombard, Illinois


Wildlife Science



Extracurricular Activities

USU Wildlife Society, Berryman Institute, Quinney Scholar Community Service, USU Cross Country and Track, and undergrad research project.

Favorite Place on Campus

Natural Resource Atrium

Favorite Aggie ice cream

Aggie Blue Mint

Favorite thing about USU

The proximity to a vast wildland system and the complete dedication of the entire QCNR to helping students achieve their best.

Receiving the Quinney Scholarship has pushed me to the highest standards of the QCNR and has enabled my participation in research, professional societies, and other activities that contribute back to the QCNR community.

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