We are pleased to announce receipt of fellowships and other awards to Kennedy Center-Nemours Wildlife Foundation students for 2017-2019.

Beau Bauer samplingBeau Bauer, current M.S. Student, researching aquatic nvertebrate communities in managed impoundments in coastal South Carolina.  Nemours Wildlife Foundation, the Kennedy Center, and Clemson’s Department of Forestry and Environmental provide support for Beau’s assistantship, research, tuition, and technical assistance.

Gillie Croft with Wood Duck Nest BoxGillie Croft, current M.S. student, researching wood duck and other bird use and production from nest structures across coastal South Carolina.  Gillie is likewise supported as Beau Bauer.

Nick Masto SamplingNick Masto, current M.S. Student, Kennedy Center Master’s level fellowship, coupled with research sponsorship by Nemours Wildlife Foundation, SC DNR, Delta Waterfowl Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, SC Waterfowl Association, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for his research with Molly Kneece (SC DNR) to conduct aerial line-transect surveys of waterbirds.

Lauren SennLauren Senn, current Ph.D. Student, Kennedy Center Ph.D. student fellowship.  Lauren is working with Dr. Kaminski to transform the waterfowl ecology and management from face-to-face to online delivery.  Lauren and Dr. Kaminski have taught the new online course in fall semesters 2017 and 2018.

Will Gallman 2018Charles Will” Gallman, 2017 Kennedy Center Undergraduate Research Technician and Scholarship Recipient and the 2017 Outstanding Graduating Senior in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology.  Will also was selected as the 2017 Outstanding Undergraduate Wildlife Student by the South Carolina Chapter of The Wildlife Society (see picture).  Currently, Will is a M.S. student working under Dr. Joshua Stafford at South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD.

Ian talty recipient of James C Kennedy scholarshipIan Talty was the 2017-2018 recipient of the James C. Kennedy Undergraduate Student Scholarship.  Ian is a junior wildlife and fisheries biology major, with a 3.54 GPA overall.  He is significantly engaged as a Kennedy Center undergraduate intern, besides serving in the National Guard.  Thank you Ian for your services.

caroline sharpeCaroline Sharpe is the 2018-2019 academic year recipient of James C. Kennedy Undergraduate Student Scholarship.  Caroline is a junior Wildlife and Fisheries Biology major with a 3.55 GPA.  She is an active participant in Clemson’s Fire Tigers ( and a Clemson Creative Inquiry intern of the James C. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation Center.