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ALUMNI NEWS

Wise promoted by Davey Resource Group

                     The Davey Tree Expert Compa-         tionally, she has helped train, mentor and inspire
                     ny announced the promotion of        her team and employees. She is a true leader at
                     Wheeling Jesuit alumna Karen         Davey and within the industry at large,” said Brent
                     Wise ’92, to division manager of     Repenning, vice president and general manager of
                     Midwest natural resource consult-    Davey Resource Group. 
                     ing for Davey Resource Group.
                                                              In 2007, Wise was one of the winners of
                         Wise joined Davey Resource       Davey’s Outstanding Manager Award at Davey’s
                     Group in 1997 as a wetland sci-      National Managers’ Meeting.
                     entist. Since then, she’s served as
                     a wetland section leader, depart-        Additionally, Wise is active in the industry and
                     ment manager and manager of          her local Ohio community. Wise is the president
                     ecological service and Eastern       of the Board of Directors for Keep Ohio Beautiful
urban forestry. Most recently, Wise was the opera-        and a board member of the Portage Area Regional
tions manager of Davey Resource Group’s natural           Transportation Authority. Locally, Wise is an active
resources consulting team. She earned a bach-             member of the city of Ravenna Shade Tree Com-
elor’s degree from WJU and a master’s in natural          mission and regularly volunteers for the Portage
resources from The Ohio State University.                 Park District Foundation and Western Reserve
    Davey Resource Group is a division of Davey           Land Conservancy.
Tree and provides a full range of natural resource
and utility consulting services to commercial, resi-          She is also a member of the U.S. National Ram-
dential, municipal and governmental markets.              sar Committee, which provides support and advice
    “Over her nearly 20 years at Davey Resource           to initiatives that promote the conservation and
Group, Karen has been instrumental in growing             wise, sustainable use of domestic and international
our business and developing new services. Addi-           wetlands. Similarly, Wise is a certified Professional
                                                          Wetland Scientist through the Society of Wetland
                                                          Scientists.

Alumni help current student prepare for life after WJU

                                                                                Current WJU students had the chance to hear from busi-
                                                                                ness leaders, health professionals and lawyer during a
                                                                                series of events this past Spring and Fall. Maureen Faul,
                                                                                class of 1982, offered insights on how students can ‘pitch’
                                                                                themselves to prospective employers.

                                                                                     This fall, three nights of events were held. Alumni
                                                                                offered current students help with resumes, mock inter-
                                                                                views and social media etiquette.

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