Where are they now? Former faculty updates

Al Alm
Professor Emeritus, silviculture  

I am living with my wife in Cloquet, MN and have been active in our community since my retirement. I serve on our hospital board, educational foundation, hospital foundation and our senior Kiwanis club. I miss my former silviculture students, since I had many great graduate students who helped me in my research fields of forest regeneration, herbicide use and Christmas tree production. I am a member of a local carving club, and there are several of my former students and DNR retirees, who I carve with. It is hard to believe I have been retired for 26 years and every year gets better as I am blessed with good health. 

 Professor Emeritus Al Alm

Susan Stafford
Professor Emerita and former dean of the College of Natural Resources

I retired to Oregon to be close to family, and I keep active with golfing, sailing, quilting, yoga and fitness classes. I remain professionally active and am currently working on two book chapters looking back on Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) at the Andrews Experimental Forest at Oregon State University. I have stayed connected with colleagues and alumni from the U of M, especially the class of 1957. During my four years as dean, I started a scholarship with my husband, and we enjoy receiving letters from scholarship recipients. I remember warmly my time teaching, especially the environmental leadership seminar and taking students to study water quality on the Danube River.

Professor Emerita Susan Stafford and former dean of the College of Natural Resources