Cameron Salvitelli studies wood science and works as part of the Student Logging Training Program

Cameron Salvitelli, a senior studying wood science keeps himself busy by working as part of the Student Logging Training Program (SLTP) and playing the drums for Oregon State’s marching and pep bands.

Salvitelli says the SLTP has been one of the most life-changing experiences he’s had throughout college.

“I work on a crew under Jeff Wimer, an industry legend, to manage, layout and harvest timber using heavy machinery,” Salvitelli says. “This experience has given me opportunities and skills that many students in my major will never have.”

In the summer of 2017 the College of Forestry offered Salvitelli another life changing opportunity through their two week Alpine Europe faculty-lead study abroad opportunity. Salvitelli’s experience was funded by the College of Forestry. He says he wouldn’t have been able to travel and earn credit without the scholarship.

“We studied forestry, design and basically all aspects of the forest sector's contribution to sustainability in the built environment of Europe,” he says. “I cherish the abundant opportunities that are offered, while continuing to build great relationships and mentors with the amazing faculty. I am so thankful for the way that my teachers have inspired me and supported me academically and professionally.”