The 2018 SEAFWA Conference in Mobile was a big success. Here are some comments received from MINRC students.

Student Spotlight

Hey, this is J. Harriet from Oklahoma. I can’t thank you enough for the MINRC experience. I had a great time and made so many great connections. I know from me personally, and from what I heard from the rest of the students this was an influential part in our lives. I appreciate you and the rest of the MINRC staff for doing what you do. You are literally changing students’ lives. I hope to get the opportunity to come back next year. I can’t thank you enough!

Thank You,
J. Harriet

Dear Mr. Buggs,
I wanted to reach out to you and sincerely thank you for the opportunities you made possible for us MINRC students at SEAFWA.
The whole experience was eye-opening and inspiring, and I can truly say that my career path has now shifted, and I have a better idea of what I want to be, and how I need to get there. This is an opportunity so unique, but if I didn’t receive it I can see my life going a very different direction that where I have now decided to take it. Thank you so much for taking so much time and putting so much support and effort into us MINRC students. I can’t explain how grateful and honored I am to have spent time with so many influential, inspiring, diverse people.

A. Dougherty

Dear Mrs. Betty,
This is B. Loftin. I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed being part of MINRC, I really feel like I learned a lot about applying for jobs and networking with people. I also enjoyed getting to know the mentors.

Thank you,
B. Loftin

Dear Ms. Betty,
Thank you sincerely for including me in this year’s MINRC program. I’m very grateful to have another group of people in my life who want to see me succeed and am excited to follow-up on the great connections I made. I will definitely be advocating for the MINRC program in the future.

Best wishes,
C. Ramey

Hi Mrs. Bryant,
Thank you so much for letting me be apart of the MINRC program. I learned so much from the other students in the program, as well as, from you guys and the other professionals at the conference. It was a great learning experience for to see what is out there.

Thank you,
A. Gulczewski

Greetings Mrs. Bryant,
I just wanted to reach out and thank you so much for your words of encouragement, wisdom, and motivation that you shared with all of us. You have truly inspired me to keep on keeping on for God, for family/friends, for myself, and most of all for those who don’t have a voice of their own. You have been more than a mentor or professional to me, you have become my friend and that truly speaks volumes of your character already. For you to be able to speak with us with the love and compassion you do for us is truly a blessing. IIthank you and I thank God for meeting you when I did. I was truly nervous about it but because of you speaking to me about the positivity that you see in me, I am more confident about the process. I can’t thank you enough for your time and consideration in me and my well-being. Continue to be blessed and do wonderful things to change other’s lives forever. God has truly blessed you with favor and I cannot wait to see you again soon.

C. E. Jones

Hi Mrs. Bryant,

I wanted to drop you a note to say I had an awesome time with MINRC at the SEAFWA conference, and I enjoyed meeting you. Thank you for taking time to invest in us students. I came away from the conference encouraged in continuing to pursue the wildlife field.

I’ll be keeping an eye on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission website for summer internship opportunities. Will these be posted early in 2019?

Thank you!

O. Wilkes