Spectrum Logo
A non-profit publication of the Office of the University Relations of Virginia Tech,
including The Conductor, a special section of the Spectrum printed 4 times a year

Haney outstanding forestry alumnus

By Lynn Davis

Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 31 - May 9, 1996

Harry Haney Jr., Garland Gray professor of forestry in the Department of Forestry, College of Forestry and Wildlife Resources, has been named the 1995 Outstanding Forestry Alumnus from the Auburn University School of Forestry.

Haney was recognized at the winter banquet for Auburn's School of Forestry Advisory Committee. He received a bachelor's degree in forestry from Auburn University in 1959.

Haney joined Virginia Tech's Department of Forestry faculty in 1975, after serving six years with the forest industry. He teaches consulting forestry business and has organized more than 400 short courses, seminars, and workshops on timber taxation, estate planning, forest finance, and management of private timberlands.

He has had more than 135 technical publications and three books published. He recently returned from a two-week tour in China, where he taught forest finance applications at Nanjing Forestry University.

A member of the Society of Foresters since 1959, he served as chair of the Appalachian Society in 1985, was elected fellow in 1990, and received the Society's National Technology Transfer and Extension Award in 1992. He is a member of the Virginia Forestry Association Board of Directors and received the Association's "Man of the Year of Forestry" award in 1985. Currently, he is a member of the Forest Landowner Association's Board of Directors.