You Can Help

With the help of our faculty, staff, alumni, stakeholders, and friends, we made our vision a reality! Jack Vogel (SFRC Alum) headed the Development Committee to raise the needed funds for this project. We hope that you share our excitement about this new Learning Center and thank you deeply for your generosity in donating toward its construction.

All donors who contributed $250 or more are recognized on the Appreciation Wall in the Stern Learning Center!


Remaining Naming Opportunities

Conference Room                  $250,000

If you would like to join our community of generous and inspiring donors by choosing a naming opportunity, you can:



  • We need to encourage all our students and citizens to appreciate the value of forestry to our environment. This learning center can play a most important part in this endeavor.

    Vam York, 2013

  • As faculty and Director of SFRC, I marveled at the beauty of the forest and Lake Mize as background of the building that was destroyed. Mitzi and I want future students and faculty to have the same experiences. An enhanced Learning Center will make that possible and reach greater numbers of the public to help them understand the significant roles of forests in their lives.

    DR. WAYNE SMITH, 2013