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Urban Forestry students competed sucessfully at Student Career Days

Posted: November 20th, 2009

Dave Golon competes in the belayed speed climb.On November 13th 2009, five Urban Forestry students competed in the Student Career Days skills competition at TCI Expo in Baltimore. Eliot Beals, Lynda Clifford, Dave Golon, Kyle McCabe, and Vicki Pavao competed in six events against students from colleges across the country. Kyle McCabe won the footlock, belayed speed climb, and chain saw events (winning a new chain saw for his efforts!), and Eliot Beals won the throwline and came in second place in the footlock events. Dave, Lynda, and Vicki all scored well in their events, as well. This is the third year in a row in which the UMass team has successfully competed at Student Career Days, and they were supported by a generous donation from an alumnus of the Urban Forestry program, Andy Felix ('83), who owns a tree care company in Foxboro.