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Academic Excellence; CASNR students selected for Dean’s Scholars Awards

Academic Excellence; CASNR students selected for Dean’s Scholars Awards

Top academic standouts from Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources were recognized as 2011-2012 Dean’s Scholars on Friday (Feb. 10) at the Merket Alumni Center. The awards, funded by various donations to the college, are based on academic excellence as well as leadership, character and citizenship.

“These scholarships were established by the college to reward academic excellence and to support studious young men and women who choose to major in agricultural and natural sciences,” said Michael Galyean, Interim Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

There are two separate awards, he added. The Gold Award is a $14,400 four-year scholarship and the Silver Award is a $9,600 four-year scholarship. To keep the scholarship, recipients must maintain a 3.5 grade-point average for Gold Awards and a 3.3 grade-point average for Silver Awards.

The Gold Award winners are:
Sadie Dierschke of San Angelo; Sophomore; Food Science
Blair Dingler of Nocona ; Senior; Animal Science
Kaitlin Foss of Southlake; Sophomore; Animal Science
Annie Henderson of Lubbock; Freshman Food Science
Maggie Jones of Albuquerque, NM; Senior; Animal Science
Spencer Kelley of Lubbock; Sophomore; Animal Science
Elizabeth Mack of Bryan; Senior; Wildlife and Fisheries Management
Colter St.Clair of Ralls; Junior; Environmental Conservation of Natural Resources
Brittany Thompson of Allen; Junior; Animal Science
Trevor White of Tahoka; Senior; Agricultural and Applied Economics
Ashleigh Willems of Lubbock; Junior; Food Science

Silver Award winners are:
Treyson Antonick of Overton; Sophomore; Pre-Vet
Teryn Bibb of Big Spring; Senior; Animal Science
Alexandra Borowski of Lincoln, NM; Junior; Agricultural Communications
Kaitlyn Cash of Lubbock; Senior; Agricultural Business
Matt Clark of Ackerly; Sophomore; Agricultural Communications
Kristen Dunn of Pampa; December Grad; Food Science
Steven Ebeling of Plainview; Junior; Animal Science
Tayler Green of Ropesville; Freshman; Agricultural and General Business
Amy Gulick of Lubbock; Junior; Pre-Vet
Samantha Huffman of Carrollton; Junior; Animal Science
Rhiannon Lewis of Pipe Creek; Freshman; Animal Science
Stormie McClurg of Tulia; Senior; Animal Science
Shelby McCollum of Krum; Junior; Agricultural Communications
Morgan Miller of Meadow; December Grad; Animal Science
Tyler Neuman of Hondo; Sophomore; Animal Science
Samantha Piercy of Lubbock; Junior; Animal Science
Khaki Scrivner of Turkey; Freshman; Agricultural Communications
Skylar Sowder of Sudan; Senior; Agricultural and Applied Economics
Melissa Thomas of Colleyville; Junior; Food Science
Jessica Webster of Wolfforth; Senior; Animal Science

Written by Norman Martin

CONTACT: Lybby Brown, senior administrative assistant, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808, or



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