Alan Wood '71

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Why did you join Alpha Zeta?
Social and agricultural honorary status

What is your favorite memory of the fraternity?
Formal dinners and running Hell Week as house manager

With whom are you still in touch?
I still see Dave Maille '70, Art Keen '68 and Bill Bowers '69.

Tell us about your family.
My wife is school nurse in Mechanicsburg, Pa. My daughter is a PSU grad with a degree in biology. She is a genetic counselor at Johns Hopkins Hospital. My son is a University of New Hampshire grad with a degree in kinesiology and is a "ski bum" in Jackson, Wyo.

What other activities did you enjoy in school?
Blue Band

Did you live in the house? Who were your roommates?
Yes, I lived in house; John Pratt '69 was my Big Brother.

What do you do for a living?
I'm an agricultural/civil engineer with the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service in Harrisburg, Pa.

What organizations are you affiliated with in your community?
ASAE, ASCE, Presbyterian Church and Habitat for Humanity

What hobbies do you enjoy?
Gardening and music

What do you do for a living?
I'm back at PSU trying to finish a Ph.D. and also teaching a class in environmental resources management. After finishing these, I plan to retire from the USDA and do some mission work in Africa.