Posted: May 10, 2023

ERM 197 is a First-Gen, First-Year engagement course that will meet Mondays from 11:15 am to 12:05 pm in the classroom and several hands-on field learning labs that will meet from 4:30 to 6:00 pm.

ERM 197 (Environmental Resource Management) First-Gen First-Year Engagement course (2 credits) - counts as First Year Seminar!

  • Explore careers and internships.
  • Connect with advisors, faculty and classmates.
  • Discover shinrin-yoku—aka forest therapy.
  • Harvest food with your class on the Student Farm for a community dinner.
  • Take part in sustainability-focused service activities.
  • Engage in global study abroad, with opportunity to obtain a passport!
  • Partner with first-gen resources for success!

Space is limited! Ask your Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) or College of Ag Sciences adviser during New Student Orientation to help you enroll.

Meet Your Instructors:
Tammy M. Shannon, B.A., M.Ed., D.Ed.
Coordinator of Academic Advising
Instructor of Environmental Resource Management
Adviser of the Environmental Resource Management Society
First-gen student, world traveler, community focused

Melissa Johnson, B.A., M.F.A., Ph.D.
Associate Vice President and Associate Dean,
Office of Undergraduate Education
First-gen student, poet, student success champion

Questions?  Contact Tammy Shannon, coordinator of academic advising and ERM instructor, at