The mission of the Elon University Forest is to provide a protected natural area to serve primarily as a teaching resource and research site and secondarily as a service learning site and quiet place for reflection and observation.
“Elon” is Hebrew for “oak.” It is fitting, then, that the hardwood forests and other ecosystems of Elon University Forest represent the spirit, strength, and sustainability of Elon University. The Forest symbolizes a permanence that exists even while the University and the larger world change rapidly, as well as the notion that nature itself is a central part of higher education.
Anna Baynes '18 turned to the Student Professional Development Center seeking help with a career path, with staff helping her explore work in sustainable agriculture.
Nicole Doolen '17 is among the recipients of the Lumen Prize, which provides selected students with a $15,000 scholarship to support and celebrates their academic and creative achievements.
The honor is bestowed upon colleges with an exceptional commitment to sustainability based on their academic offerings and career preparation for students, campus policies, initiatives, and activities.
Twelve years before MacKenzie Walsh ’20, a first-year strategic communications major, set foot on campus, she entered and won a children’s drawing contest to support her aspirations to one day attend college.
The Class of 2020 gathered in Alumni Gym on Thursday, Sept. 15, to make a commitment to the values upon which the Elon Honor Code is based.