MEMPHIS, Tenn. - May 15, 2017 - Each spring, Ducks Unlimited announces its Sweet 16 list of top-producing volunteer university chapters throughout the nation. This elite group is considered the best of the best when it comes to fundraising and overall chapter strength.

To qualify for this year's Sweet 16, chapters must have raised more than $28,000 during the 2016 calendar year. Collegiate chapters throughout the country raised more than $2 million in 2016, more than $1 million of which was from the Sweet 16 chapters.

"DU's university program continues to be a vital part of our organization's mission. It is a valued revenue generator for our conservation efforts, as well as an important source of organizational awareness and leadership," said David Schuessler, DU's national director of grassroots fundraising. "I congratulate not only the Sweet 16 chapter volunteers, but all college students who have chosen to support DU through university chapters."

This year's Sweet 16 college chapters are:

  1. Tiger Chapter of LSU
  2. Aggieland Chapter
  3. Colorado State University
  4. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
  5. North Carolina State University
  6. University of Mississippi
  7. University of Georgia
  8. University of Minnesota Duluth
  9. Lamar University
  10. Milwaukee School of Engineering
  11. Pirate Chapter of East Carolina University
  12. University of Wisconsin-Madison
  13. McNeese State University
  14. University of Louisiana Lafayette
  15. Georgia Southern University
  16. Southeastern Louisiana University

Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 14 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. For more information on our work, visit

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