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CASNR Honors Banquet spotlights outstanding students at Merket Center

CASNR Honors Banquet spotlights outstanding students at Merket Center

Dozens of outstanding students, staff and faculty from across Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources were honored Friday (Apr. 27) at its annual Honors Banquet at the Merket Alumni Center in Lubbock. Sponsored by the Ag Council, the event featured a variety of honors, including the selection of Loni Woolley, a senior from Grandview, as the college’s outstanding student.

Recipients of the outstanding student departmental awards were:
John Walker; Agricultural and Applied Economics
Adeline Fox; Agricultural Education and Communications
Loni Woolley; Animal and Food Sciences
Joel Szydloski; Landscape Architecture
Shay Hlavaty; Natural Resources Management
Garrett Everett; Plant and Soil Science

Students with the highest academic achievement in their respective departments were:
John Walker; Agricultural and Applied Economics
Holly Harrison and Laurie Strebeck; Agricultural Education and Communications
Clay Burson, Jerra McMath and Loni Woolley; Animal and Food Science
Joel Szydloski; Landscape Architecture
Joshua Quigley; Natural Resources Management
Travis Witt; Plant and Soil Science

Outstanding students in each discipline were:
John Walker; Agricultural and Applied Economics
Jessica Denis; Agribusiness
Adeline Fox; Agricultural Communications
Haylee Andrew; Interdisciplinary Agriculture
Loni Woolley; Animal Science
Joel Szydloski; Landscape Architecture
Shay Hlavaty; Natural Resources Management
Garrett Everett; Environmental Crop and Soil Sciences
Natalie Kincy; Horticultural and Turfgrass Sciences

“Aggie of the Month” recipients were:
Marie Mejia; September (Conservation Biology)
Nathan Reeves; October (Meat Science Association)
Loni Woolley; November (Block & Bridle)
Zachary Smith; December (Meat Science Association)
Skylar Sowder; January (Agriculture Economics Association)
Kassie Davidson; February (Collegiate FFA)
Holly Harrison; March (Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow)
Sloan Smith; April (Collegiate FFA)

Separately, new Ag Council leaders for the 2012-2013 were recognized. They were Brittany Blum, president; Trevor King, vice president; Valerie Manning, secretary; Paige Richards, treasurer; and Jacy Bradford, scribe. Student government senators Stephany Wines; John Hawley; and Charlie Stephens were also recognized.

Meanwhile, outstanding professor awards went to Scott Burris for Fall 2011 and Cindy Akers for Spring 2012. Outstanding staff members were Ramona Johnson for Fall 2011 and Kay Arellano for Spring 2012.

Ag Council members include the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow; Agricultural Economics Association; Agri-Techsans; Agronomy Club; Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity; Ambassadors for Agriculture; American Society of Landscape Architects; Block & Bridle; Collegiate 4-H; and Collegiate FFA.

Other members are the Food Science Club; Horticulture Society; Meat Science Association; Pi Alpha Xi; Range, Wildlife and Fisheries Club; Sigma Alpha; Society for Conservation of Biology; Student Association for Fire Ecology; Tech Collegiate Horsemen’s Association; Tech Pre-Vet Society; and Tech Turf.

Written by Norman Martin

CONTACT: Michael Galyean, Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or michael.galyean@ttu.edu

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