MONTICELLO — University of Arkansas at Monticello forestry professor Dr. Robert Ficklin has received one of the highest honors in the forestry profession. On Sept. 30, Ficklin received the Society of American Foresters (SAF) Fellows Award. Ficklin has been a member of SAF since 1991. He joined the faculty at the UAM School of Forestry in January 2002, and worked his way through the ranks, and he is now a Professor and Associate Dean of Academics at the UAM College of Forestry, Agriculture, and Natural Resources. Ficklin has taught several courses in natural resource ecology, management and sampling, but his benchmark course is forest soils. …Ficklin is only the third forestry professor in the history of the UAM forestry program to receive the SAF Fellow Award.