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### Gutzmer Achieves Dean’s List Honor at University of Central Missouri

Seth Gutzmer, a distinguished graduate student in the School of Natural Resources and biology program at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, achieved a spot on the dean’s list for the fall semester with a perfect 4.0 GPA.

During the previous fall, Gutzmer was honored by the Certification Board of The Wildlife Society in Bethesda, Maryland, as an Associate Wildlife Biologist. This certification signifies that an individual has met rigorous academic criteria and is qualified to represent the Wildlife Society in professional capacities.

Currently, Gutzmer is employed as a field biologist at New Century Environmental in Columbus, where he conducts environmental assessments and monitoring surveys. He has gained valuable experience working on Native American Indian Reservations and collaborating with various state and federal agencies.

In addition to his professional endeavors, Gutzmer serves as an instructor for physiology, general ecology, and wildlife management labs for undergraduate students at the University of Central Missouri. Furthermore, he is actively engaged in research focused on the conservation of the black-footed ferret, the most endangered mammal in North America, at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

Gutzmer completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources with a specialization in Fish and Wildlife Management from the University of Nebraska in May 2021. He is set to graduate with a Master of Science degree in July 2024 and currently maintains the highest cumulative GPA among all graduate students in the Department of Biology at UCM.