Louis Stithem from Broken Bow, NE has been selected to serve on the Instructor Advisory Committee for the International Hunter Education Association (IHEA) Nebraska division. Stithem’s dedication and commitment were key to his selection for the role.
“This is a great opportunity for Louis and an honor to represent the State of Nebraska, Game and Parks Commission and our IHEA-USA region on this committee,” Hunter Education Coordinator Mike Streeter said.
“The IHEA will be stronger with the addition of Stithem’s representation on the advisory committee,” Jeff Rawlinson, Game and Parks’ outdoor education manager added.
Stithem is a retired public school administrator, a member of the board of directors for the local Community College, a Master Nebraska Hunter Education Volunteer Instructor, member and leader of the One Box Gun Club, one of Nebraska’s most prestigious private gun clubs offering services to the area community.
“Stithem’s knowledge and skills at administrating public education is beyond reproach. He is responsible for leading the area Hunter Education efforts teaching students, recruiting volunteers, training volunteers, assisting in the management of programs and administrative systems used for hunter education in Nebraska,” Streeter added.
Stithem is currently a member of the Nebraska Hunter Education advisory board that assists the Coordinator with research and development of program goals and objectives and adeptly provides input into operational decisions.
When asked if he would be interested in the IHEA role, Stithem replied, “I’m always interested in being part of anything that promotes shooting with our young people. I would be more that interested in that focus of being in the area of suggesting better practices of getting young people involved.”
“Stithem is a leader in the Hunter Education programs in Nebraska and is very committed to enhancing the ability of programs to get constituents involved in the shooting sports and hunting,” Streeter said.