ESSM News & Events 2016 Texas A&M SAF Student Chapter news The Texas A&M Sociey of American Foresters Student Chapter (TAMU-SAF) held a BBQ on September 7 to kick-off the new academic year, gathering at the Texas A&M Ecology and Natural Resources Teaching Area (Range Area). Todd Thomas, chair of the Texas Chapter of the Society of American Foresters, sponsored the event and gave a presentation on the value of becoming an SAF member. He highlighted the networking, educational and professional opportunities associated with active participation in the society. Along with Todd Thomas, two other TX-SAF members, Gary Burns and Eric Gage, also attended. There was a great turnout of student chapter members and plenty of delicious BBQ to go around! TAMU-SAF Chapter officers for the 2016–2017 school year are Jaime Gaston, president; Jaclyn Robertson, vice president; Dalton Owens, treasurer; and Caleb Pagel, secretary. For more information about TAMU-SAF contact Jaime Gaston at firstname.lastname@example.org.