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Academic, outreach leaders in Davis College Honors Banquet spotlight

Norman Martin

May 3, 2023

Standout students and faculty from across Texas Tech's Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources were honored in late April as part of its annual Honors Banquet at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center. Sponsored by the Davis College Ag Council, the annual event features a variety of honors, including selection of this year's overall Outstanding Davis College Student, Ty Mitchell, an animal science major from Roswell, New Mexico.

Students with the highest academic achievement in their respective departments were:

  • Agricultural & Applied Economics: Lauren Ronaghan
  • Agricultural Education & Communications: Cambry Cline, Lindsay Dube, Riley Greiten, Kyler Hardegree, Kynzie Hardegree, Rylie Hoyle, Breely Huguley, Sophia Mcmurray, Micah Perry, Marti Lumpkins, Alexis Smith and Hannah Watson
  • Animal & Food Sciences: Bethany Crenwelge, Kate Johnson, Callie Kniepkamp, Anna Schmieding, Elida Trostle and Taylee Velasquez
  • Landscape Architecture: Monica Saso
  • Natural Resources Management: Annie Braack
  • Plant & Soil Science: Dalton Leffingwell and Courtney Turner

Outstanding students in each discipline were:

  • Agribusiness: Claire Shelton
  • Agricultural & Applied Economics: Lauren Ronaghan
  • Agricultural Communications: Lindsay Dube
  • Interdisciplinary Agriculture: Marti Lumpkins
  • Animal Science: Ty Mitchell
  • Conservation Law Enforcement: Kollin Bergt
  • Food Science: Benjamin Carpenter
  • Landscape Architecture: Nancy Harris
  • Natural Resources Management: Kylan Swinney
  • Plant & Soil Science: Annie Braack

Ag Council ‘Matador of the Month' recipients were:

  • Cooper Carter (Meat Science Association)
  • Madelon Clark (AgriTechsans)
  • Ryan Hess (Student Government Association)
  • Ashley Louthan (Sigma Alpha)
  • Jaraden Kearby (Ambassadors for Agriculture)
  • Grayson Davis (Agronomy Club)
  • Jillian Smiley (Society for Range Management)

Separately, Ag Council leaders for the 2022-2023 were recognized. They are Tyler Brimager of New Braunfels, president; Cassady Craddock of New Braunfels, vice president; James Grein of Cypress, secretary; and Chloe Krause of Stephenville, treasurer. The incoming Ag Cpuncil officers are Hannah Alto, Reese Echols, Jaraden Kearby, Chloe Krause and Kloe Walker.

The Ag Senators for 2023-2024 are Gunner Griggs-Bell, Rachel Bradford, Cash Campbell and Faith Geistweidt. The club of the semester for Fall 2022 was Agri-Techsans, and Sigma Alpha for Spring 2023.

Meanwhile, outstanding professor/instructor awards went to Courtney Gibson for Fall 2022, and Lindsay Kennedy for Spring 2023. Outstanding staff members were Maeley Herring from the Davis College Dean's Office for Fall 2022, and Joshua Odom for Spring 2023. The outstanding undergraduate researchers were Madelyn Henderson for Natural Sciences and Kylie Farmer for Social Sciences.

Ag Council members include the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow; Agricultural Economics Association; Agri-Techsans; Agronomy Club; Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity; Alpha Zeta; Ambassadors for Agriculture; American Society of Landscape Architects; Block & Bridle; Collegiate 4-H; Collegiate FFA; Collegiate Horsemen's Association; Equestrian Team; Food Science Club; Horse Judging Team; Livestock Judging Team; Meat Judging Team; Meat Science Association; MANRRS; Rodeo Team; Sigma Alpha Sorority; Soil Judging Team; Student Association for Fire Ecology- SAFE; Tech Pre-Vet Society; Wildlife Society of Texas Tech; and Wool Evaluation Team.


This story was first published in the Davis College NewsCenter. See the original article here.