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Corey D. Adler

By Kathleen Swanda

Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 27 - April 6, 1995

Corey Adler has pursued his passion for wildlife since he was introduced to the outdoors by his Uncle John. It was during these early years that he discovered he would turn his passion for nature into a lifelong pursuit. Now he is being recognized as the outstanding senior in the College of Forestry and Wildlife Resources for his accomplishments in the field.

Born and raised in Parma, Ohio, Adler lived in a suburban area that lacked parks and natural sights. It was not until he saw scenic mountains on a postcard from Virginia Tech that he realized Blacksburg was the place he wanted to be.

Adler enrolled in the College of Wildlife Sciences at Virginia Tech upon graduation from high school in 1991. Throughout his undergraduate years, he has taken part in activities that enhanced his knowledge of wildlife. These activities include the Wildlife Society, the Forestry Club, and Xi Sigma Pi, a natural-resource honor society of which he is president. He has also served as an undergraduate teaching assistant in the Wildlife Management Techniques class.

Upon graduation, Adler hopes to obtain a wildlife-management position with a special emphasis on endangered species. He is also considering returning to graduate school to work towards his master's degree.

Until then, Adler said he wants to enjoy living in an area rich with mountains and parks. "Having the mountains and national parks within minutes of campus is really a big asset. I will really miss it here when I graduate."