Local student earns SFA scholarships

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, August 7, 2013

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Hollis Gregory of Boyd, a senior at Stephen F. Austin State University, was recently awarded the I.B. “Bogie” Price Jr. Scholarship and the Bone Hill Foundation Field Station Scholarship at the 2013 Forestry and Environmental Science Awards Convocation.

Gregory is studying forest recreation management at the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture.

The I.B. “Bogie” Price Jr. Scholarship was created through the SFA Alumni Association in memory of I.B. “Bogie” Price Jr., a teacher, mentor, role model and scoutmaster for many young men. His love for the outdoors has been instrumental in guiding some of these young men into the forestry profession.

In his time at SFA, Gregory has earned a total of nine scholarships. He has also been named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities and the dean’s list, and was selected as a finalist for the 2013 Undergraduate Research Conference.

Gregory is treasurer for the National Association for Interpretation, the children’s ministry intern for Grace Bible Church, and a member of Ducks Unlimited, the National Rifle Association, the School of Honors, Baptist Student Ministry and Students for Concealed Carry.

Gregory said he likes outdoor activities like hiking, climbing, camping, fishing, hunting, swimming and running, as well as reading. His love of the outdoors led him to choose recreation management as his major.

“I want to teach people the love I have for the outdoors and show them how amazing and magical creation is,” Gregory said. “I also want to make sure they do not abuse or take advantage of its resources.”

Gregory chose SFA for his education because he was aware of the college of forestry and agriculture’s outstanding reputation. He said on his first visit he was impressed by the knowledge of the professors and their dedication to student success.

After graduation, Gregory hopes to become a Texas State Game Warden.

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