Bumpers College Students Recognized at Honors and Awards Banquet

Among the honored students, top row from left: Morgan Calvert, Holly Crowe, Anna Dudley, Austin Hamm, Maggie Jo Hansen and Jessica Hartshorn. Bottom row: Erika Hawkins, Luke Lane, Victoria Maloch, Morgan Marley and Lauren Presley-Nguyen.

Among the honored students, top row from left: Morgan Calvert, Holly Crowe, Anna Dudley, Austin Hamm, Maggie Jo Hansen and Jessica Hartshorn. Bottom row: Erika Hawkins, Luke Lane, Victoria Maloch, Morgan Marley and Lauren Presley-Nguyen.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Eleven students from eight different majors and concentrations have been recognized for 2015-16 academic achievement in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas.

The students, along with outstanding seniors and graduate students from each department, and all Chancellor's List and Dean's List qualifiers, were recognized at an honors and awards banquet on Thursday.

First-Ranked Senior Scholars (4.0 GPA and completed all coursework at U of A):

  • Anna Dudley, apparel merchandising and product development

  • Lauren Presley-Nguyen, Bentonville, human nutrition and hospitality innovation

Senior Scholars (4.0 GPA and completed at least half of coursework at U of A):

  • Morgan Calvert, 4.0 GPA, human development and family sciences

  • Holly Crowe, 4.0 GPA, apparel studies

  • Erika Hawkins, 4.0 GPA, human development and family sciences

Presidential Scholar (45 credit hours or more completed and outstanding academic performance):

  • Victoria Maloch, agricultural business

Dale Bumpers Distinguished Scholars (outstanding doctoral, master's degree and undergraduate transfer students):

  • Jessica Hartshorn, Outstanding Ph.D. Student, entomology

  • Maggie Jo Hansen, Outstanding M.S. Degree Student, agricultural and extension education

  • Austin Hamm, Outstanding Undergraduate Transfer Student, agricultural education, communication and technology

John W. White Outstanding Student

  • Morgan Marley, agricultural education, communication and technology

Spitze Public Policy Legislative Internship Award

  • Luke Lane, agricultural business

In addition, each department in the Bumpers College recognized outstanding seniors and graduate students.

Outstanding seniors include Toni Jankovski, agricultural economics and agribusiness; Marley, agricultural education, communications and technology; Eliott Pruett, crop, soil and environmental sciences; Jack McCoy and Tyler Carr, horticulture; Anne McAlister, poultry science; and Lydia Jackson, School of Human Environmental Sciences.

Outstanding graduate students include Rachel Spencer, M.S., agricultural economics and agribusiness; Hansen, M.S., agricultural education, communications and technology; Haley Bartimus, M.S., and Elizabeth Backes, Ph.D., animal science; Zachary Lancaster, M.S., and Chester Greub, Ph.D., crop, soil and environmental sciences; Hartshorn, Ph.D., entomology; Brianna Neumann, M.S., and Curtis Luckett, Ph.D., food science; Luke Freeman, M.S., and Daniel Sandor, Ph.D., horticulture; Jade Newsome, M.S., and John Ridenour, Ph.D., plant pathology; Kallie Sullivan, M.S., and Alex Gilley, Ph.D., poultry science; and Benjamin Smith, M.S., School of Human Environmental Sciences.

About the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences: Bumpers College provides life-changing opportunities to position and prepare graduates who will be leaders in the businesses associated with foods, family, the environment, agriculture, sustainability and human quality of life; and who will be first-choice candidates of employers looking for leaders, innovators, policy makers and entrepreneurs. The college is named for Dale Bumpers, former Arkansas governor and longtime U.S. senator who made the state prominent in national and international agriculture.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

Contacts

Robby Edwards, director of communications
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
479-575-4625, robbye@uark.edu


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