Type of Memorial:
The memorial Tree, a White Oak (Quercus alba), was planted on April 28, 1999 in memory of Andy Mathias by his friends in the Forestry Club and Department of Forestry. Andy was an undergraduate student in Forestry and was an exceptional leader who always went the extra mile for the Forestry Club. He was also an accomplished student scholar. Andy died tragically in an automobile accident in January, 1999. The Forestry Club Involvement Award was renamed after Andy to keep alive his spirit and honor his involvement. This student-generated scholarship recognizes a forestry student who provides exceptional service and leadership to the Club.