UGA’s Daniel B. Warnell School of Forest Resources announced that its Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar position in forest biotechnology has been named for Winfred N. “Hank” Haynes.
A 1948 graduate of the forestry school who died in February 2005, Haynes was a long-time supporter and significant fundraiser for the school and the university. After graduation, he enjoyed a highly successful career with Union Camp Corp.
Haynes’s loyal support for the school included participation on the Forest Land Committee, Alumni Steering Committee, External Advisory Boards and serving as chairman of the first two fundraising campaigns benefiting the school.
“The naming of the GRA Eminent Scholar position in forest biotechnology is the most appropriate honor that we can bestow in Hank’s memory,” says Richard Porterfield, forest resources dean. “It will mean a great deal to the alumni and constituent base of the Warnell School of Forest Resources as well as the family of Hank Haynes.”