We form a community of learners and friends where the relationship doesn’t end when you walk out of the lecture hall.
— Catherine Woodward
of problems in introductory ecology as well as an introduction to 20th-century environmental thought allowed me to see the nuance and complexity … of many socio-economic issues.” In fact, Higgins – who graduated last May with a triple major with comprehensive honors in history, geography and environmental science – referenced two essays he read in that FIG during his 2015 interview as a candidate for a coveted Rhodes Scholarship, which he won. Woodward often forwards job opportunities, writes letters of recommendation, and goes to movies and lectures with former students. “We form a community of learners and friends where the relationship doesn’t end when you walk out of the lecture hall,” she says. — Story by Dennis Chaptman Page background: Dane McKittrick and Joe Lehrmann on the FIGs Ecuador trip. (Photo by Logan March)