The Faye and Lucille Stewart Professorship

The Faye and Lucille Stewart Professorship in Forest Engineering was made possible by a bequest from Faye Stewart, an OSU alumnus who was an innovator in the forest industry and a generous philanthropist.

Faye Stewart was born to a logging family in Rujada, Ore., and lived in "The Bears Den" lumber camp for the first two years of his life. In 1934, he enrolled at OSU (then called Oregon Agricultural College) to pursue a degree in logging engineering, following the suggestion of his father, LaSells Stewart.

In 1946, he and his brother "Stub" Stewart and brother-in-law, Larry Chapman, bought the Bohemia Logging Company from LaSells Stewart, and turned the small business into a thriving industry leader.

Throughout his career, Faye Stewart was on the forefront of several forestry innovations, including creating a market for laminated beams and logging from the air with helium balloons.

Faye and Lucille Stewart supported many endeavors at OSU, endowing a graduate fellowship in Forest Engineering and contributing to Athletics and unrestricted funds. In the early 1980s, Faye, Stub, and their sister, Dorothy Chapman, supported the construction and maintenance of the LaSells Stewart Center, named to honor their parents. Later Faye and his brother Stub created the Stewart Professorship for Gene Research.

For his outstanding contributions to Oregon State University, Faye Stewart was the recipient of the OSU Distinguished Service Award in 1992 and the E.B. Lemon Distinguished Alumni Award in 1993.

 

Woodam Chung

Woodam "Woody" Chung received his doctorate from Oregon State and taught at the University of Montana before returning to his alma mater in 2014 to serve as the Stewart Professor of Forest Operations.

An associate professor in the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management, he specializes in forest operations planning and management, including timber harvesting and restoration treatments for healthy forest landscapes.

Born in South Korea, Chung earned his bachelor's and master's degrees at Seoul National University, and served two years with a Korean volunteer program doing forestry and agriculture work in Indonesia. He is active in the International Union of Forest Research Organizations, a global network of 15,000 scientists in more than 110 countries: the largest international association in forestry. Chung is currently chair of IUFRO's Division of Forest Operations Engineering and Management.

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