ERM 50th Anniversary

Celebrating 50 Years of Impact: 1971-2021

5996 ERM 50th High-Res.pngThe Environmental Resource Management (ERM) program was established in 1971 as an interdepartmental, multidisciplinary major to meet the demand for people with the scientific and leadership skills needed to address the enormous environmental challenges of the time.

"The program was a significant innovation within the college, and it was among the first of many environmental programs initiated at that time," said Robert Shannon, ERM program coordinator and associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering. "The faculty and administrators responsible for establishing the ERM program had the foresight to predict a growing market both in the public and private sectors for graduates trained broadly and deeply in the environmental sciences and related disciplines."

Since 1971, ERM has seen upwards of 3,000 graduates who, like our current students, are driven to succeed, love science, enjoy the outdoors, and want to help protect our environment. Together, they are making a difference in the world.

We are pleased and honored to celebrate fifty years of ERM with all of you -- our alumni and students, faculty and staff, and family and friends.

Share in the Moment

As we celebrate throughout the year, we invite you to join us in a number of ways. Please contact Robert Shannon directly about any of these opportunities.

  • Participate in anniversary events
  • Volunteer to speak to ERM students in their classes or at special engagements
  • Offer advice about internships, careers, and other professional opportunities
  • Join the ERM Affiliate Program Group
  • Share your accomplishments to be featured on our social media channels
  • Consider a gift to support the program and its students

Contact Us

Robert Shannon, Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Tammy Shannon, D.Ed.
  • Academic Advising Coordinator, Environmental Resource Management