Some Like It Hot!

Francis Alvaré, a forest ecosystem management major and military studies minor, assisted the National Guard's series of prescribed fires on training facilities as part of an independent study program in the spring of 2017.

After graduating in December, Alvaré will join the Navy and hopes to be admitted to flight school. After his time in the Navy, he would like to fly for a forestry or fire agency controlling forest fires.

--Emily Bartlett