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New professorship focuses on forest economics, taxation

Earlier this year, the Georgia Board of Regents approved a new professorship at Warnell that will provide a clear benefit for both the forestry program as well as Georgia taxpayers.

The Stuckey Professorship in Forest Economics and Taxation, established with support from W.S. Stuckey Jr. (BBA ’56, LLB ’59), provides dependable funding for research and travel into this critical area of forest landownership. The professorship has been awarded to Warnell faculty member Jacek Siry, a longtime professor in the Harley Langdale Jr. Center for Forest Business.

This endowment not only acknowledges Siry’s leadership in the area of forest taxation and economics, but it also provides critical funding for graduate student stipends, research materials and travel assistance in this area.

The professorship was made possible through the efforts of Warnell alumnus Wade Hall (BSFR ’91), Stuckey Timberland Inc. and Pollard Lumber Company coming together in support of Warnell and its mission. The professorship also works alongside a new support fund created by Superior Pine, the Superior Pine Products Forest Economics and Taxation Support Fund. This fund was made possible through the efforts of Warnell alumnus Andy Stone (BSFR ’74), former president of Stuckey Timberland and more recently with Superior Pine Products.

“Since 1906, Warnell alumni have given back to the school with their time, money, talents and steadfast loyalty,” adds Izlar. “I know of no other forestry program I the United States with such a broad, loyal alumni base. This gives Warnell, and particularly the Langdale Center, a world-class alumni support base. It pays off for us and for Georgia every day.”

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Associated Personnel:

Dr. Jacek Siry

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