Top Students Recognized at Bumpers College Honors and Awards Reception

Bumpers College recognized students for college-wide academic achievements, plus honors program graduates, outstanding seniors and graduate students from each department, ambassadors, and Chancellor and Dean's lists qualifiers at its annual reception.
Robby Edwards

Bumpers College recognized students for college-wide academic achievements, plus honors program graduates, outstanding seniors and graduate students from each department, ambassadors, and Chancellor and Dean's lists qualifiers at its annual reception.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Fifteen students from eight different majors and concentrations were recognized for outstanding academic accomplishments at the recent Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences Honors and Awards Banquet.

In addition, honors program graduates, outstanding seniors and graduate students from each department, college ambassadors, and all Chancellor's List and Dean's List qualifiers were honored.

The reception was held at the Don Tyson Center for Agricultural Sciences on April 19.

First-Ranked Senior Scholars

(4.0 GPA, completed all coursework at U of A)

  • Callan Amelia Lichtenwalter, animal science, Conway
  • Emma Kathryn Martinez, human development and family sciences
  • Colson Alexander Tester, agricultural economics, Clinton

Senior Scholars

(4.0 GPA, completed all coursework at U of A)

  • Rachel Maria Browder, food science, Frisco, Texas
  • Zena Mariah Hicks, animal science, Chadwick, Missouri
  • Robert Jackson Hudgens, agricultural business & animal science, Berryville
  • Hannah Elizabeth Maxwell, animal science, Little Rock
  • Taylor Nycole Grace Peck, apparel merchandising and product development, Allen, Texas
  • Timothy Steen, human nutrition and hospitality innovation, Fayetteville

Presidential Scholar

  • Emily Ann King, agricultural business & food science, Wichita, Kansas

Dale Bumpers Distinguished Scholars

  • Christopher J. Meyer (Ph.D.), crop, soil, and environmental sciences
  • Lawrence Gordon Berry (M.S.), crop, soil, and environmental sciences, Huntsville
  • Amber Barter (Undergraduate Transfer), birth through kindergarten

John W. White Outstanding Student

  • Colson Alexander Tester, agricultural economics, Clinton

Spitze Public Policy Legislative Internship Award

  • Sydney Smith, agricultural business, Beebe

Stanley E. Reed Internship Award

  • Delia Kay Barrett, agricultural business, Fayetteville

Departmental Outstanding Seniors and Graduate Students

Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

  • Colson Alexander Tester, Senior
  • Yefan Nian, M.S.

Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology

  • Tristen Brooke Clanton, Senior
  • Isabel M. Whitehead, M.S.

Animal Science

  • Morgan Stanley, Senior
  • Elizabeth Palmer, M.S.
  • Jase Ball, Ph.D.

Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences

  • Matthew Sena, Senior
  • Lawrence Gordon Berry, M.S.
  • Christopher J. Meyer, Ph.D.

Entomology

  • Mary-Kate Williams, M.S.
  • Aaron Cato, Ph.D.

Food Science

  • Rachel Browder, Senior
  • Ragita Cantika Pramudya, M.S.
  • Shantae A. Wilson, Ph.D.

Horticulture

  • Kyle Livesay, Senior
  • Paige Boyle, M.S.
  • Waltram Ravelombola, Ph.D.

Plant Pathology

  • Wagner Calegari Fagundes, M.S.
  • John Ridenour, Ph.D.

Poultry Science

  • Zachariah Rose, Senior
  • Joshua Flees, M.S.
  • Basanta Raj Wagle, Ph.D.

School of Human Environmental Sciences

  • Barbara "Beau" Broyles, Senior
  • India Semone Callahan, M.S.
  • Dylan C. Martinez, Ph.D.

Honors Graduates

Julie Atchley, animal science; Kaleigh Beane, human nutrition and hospitality innovation; Rachel Browder, food science; Barbara "Beau" Broyles, apparel merchandising and product development; Courtney Cooper, horticulture, landscape and turf sciences; Grace Costello, apparel merchandising and product development; Sara-Beth Delay, agricultural business; Ashley Finney, animal science; McKenna George, animal science; Justin Hamm, animal science; Sam Harris, agricultural business; Colton Henderson, agricultural business; Zena Hicks, animal science; Zoe Lauer, apparel merchandising and product development; Callan Lichtenwalter, animal science; Kenia Mitre Herrera, animal science; Allison Montalbano, human nutrition and hospitality innovation; Allie Murphy, human nutrition and hospitality innovation; Abby Ratton, animal science; Glynn Smith, animal science; Zachary Tipton, environmental, soil, and water science; Emily Vrbas, apparel merchandising and product development; McKenna Whitaker, apparel merchandising and product development; and Sarah Yanniello, human nutrition and hospitality innovation.

Ambassadors

Zena Hicks, lead ambassador; and Kenley Bramall, Bodie Cotter, Jeffrey "Gage" Dixon, Samantha Findley, Claire Madison, Will Morris, Mary Siebenmorgen, Sydney Smith, Julianna Whitson.

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
Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
479-575-4625, robbye@uark.edu

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