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Forestry Student Wins Award

HGTC Forestry Student Wins Statewide Award

Paige McMahan receives Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award from SC Wildlife Society

Paige McMahan and Award(CONWAY, SC) Dec 5, 2018 - Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) forestry and wildlife management student Paige McMahan was presented with the South Carolina Wildlife Society’s Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award on December 4, 2018. SC Wildlife Society executive board member Achi Treptow presented McMahan with the award at HGTC’s Georgetown Campus as McMahan’s proud family members, professors and school administrators looked on.

McMahan was the only undergraduate student in South Carolina to receive the award this year, and is the fourth HGTC student to receive the award. She was nominated by her professor and former SC Wildlife Society president, Jim Westerhold, for being a positive team player, her stellar coursework in the classroom and in the field, and her involvement in the wildlife biology field outside of the classroom.

“These qualities are exactly what we look for when we hire employees from institutions like HGTC,” said Treptow.

McMahan plans to continue her education after receiving her associate’s degree from HGTC.

The only accredited associate degree program of its kind in South Carolina, the HGTC forestry management technology program trains students for a successful and rewarding career in wildlife and forestry management and timber harvesting.

View video from the award presentation: https://youtu.be/w8DimwIlyjA

Paige McMahan, Forestry Professors, and Award

Left to right: HGTC Associate Professor Amy McGrath, HGTC Associate Dean Dr. Dan Wysong, HGTC Professor Deanna Ruth, SC Wildlife Society Executive Board Member Achi Treptow, HGTC Student Paige McMahan, HGTC Forestry Professor and Program Chair Jim Westerhold, HGTC Professor Brian Clark, and HGTC Provost Greg Mitchell at the award presentation on December 4.