Forestry professor honored with scholarship
The family of deceased Warnell Associate Professor Reid Parker (BSF ’50) has established a scholarship in his memory. The J. Reid Parker Memorial Merit Scholarship, a one-year scholarship of $2,000 awarded to a sophomore or junior, will honor the memory of Parker, who died Jan. 13 at age 86. A professor at the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources for 32 years, Parker grew up in South Carolina during the Great Depression before serving in the U.S. Air Corps and U.S. Army during World War II. He enrolled at UGA in 1950, earning his BSF degree before conducting his post-graduate work at other institutions. Parker returned to UGA to teach in 1954. He retired in 1986 as associate professor emeritus after a career that also included a two-year stint as UGA athletic director for administration, where he accompanied the Bulldogs to their 1980 national championship.