Paul Smith's a Top Pick for Hunters and Fishers - 2007-06-01
PAUL SMITHS- Students at Paul Smith's College have always known this is a great place to attend school for those who love to hunt and fish. Now lots of other people do, too.
In its June-July issue, Outdoor Life magazine named Paul Smith's one of the country's top 10 schools for students who want to hit the great outdoors at the same time they're hitting the books. The issue is currently available on newsstands.
The article, "Outdoors U," noted the College's location on Lower St. Regis Lake, one of the nation's best smallmouth fisheries. It also pointed out that students can both hunt and fish on College property; can choose among several majors suited to outdoors lovers, such as conservation science, natural resources management and policy, and fisheries sciences; and are close to boundless other outdoor
opportunities, including trout fishing on the Ausable River.
All of the schools on the top-ten list "are perfect for the student who just can't get enough of the great outdoors," the article said.
Other schools mentioned in the article include Auburn University in Alabama; Colorado State University; Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia; Montana State University; Murray State University in Kentucky; Oregon
State University; South Dakota State University; Texas A&M University; and the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point.
Paul Smith's College is the only four-year institution of higher education in the Adirondack Park. The school, on the shores of Lower St. Regis Lake, encompasses 14,200 acres of forests, streams, lakes and mountains that are available for students to explore and study. The College offers both bachelor's and associate degree programs which focus on experiential learning in a variety of majors including
biology; fish and wildlife sciences; natural resources; environmental science; forestry; surveying; recreation, adventure travel and ecotourism; hospitality, resort and culinary management; liberal arts; and business.