Outstanding Academic Achievements Recognized at Bumpers College Honors and Awards Reception
The Bumpers College Honors and Awards Reception recognized senior scholars, the presidential scholar, distinguished scholars, John W. White Outstanding Student, Spitze Public Policy Legislative Internship Award, Stanley E. Reed Internship Award, departmental outstanding seniors and graduate students, honors graduates and college ambassadors.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Eighteen students from nine different majors and concentrations in U of A's Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural Food and Life Sciences were honored for outstanding academic achievement at a recent honors reception.
In addition, graduates from the honors program, outstanding seniors and graduate students from each department, college ambassadors, and all Chancellor's List and Dean's List members were recognized.
The reception was April 18 at the Don Tyson Center for Agricultural Sciences.
First-Ranked Senior Scholars (4.0 GPA, all coursework complete at U of A)
- Murphy Aycock, apparel merchandising and product development, Smackover
- Bailey Carpenter, animal science, Marine, Illinois
- Qirui Cui, crop science, Sheridan
- Kelsey Johnson, animal science with a pre-professional concentration, Bixby, Oklahoma
- Emily King, agricultural business and food science, Wichita, Kansas
- Chuqiao Mai, human nutrition and hospitality innovation with a nutrition concentration and food science with a food technology concentration, Guangzhou, China
- Katherine Williams, apparel merchandising and product development, and marketing, Jonesboro
Senior Scholars (4.0 GPA, at least half of coursework completed at U of A)
- Aubrey Dunteman, food science with a food technology concentration, Chesterfield, Missouri
- Madelaine Giebler, agricultural education, communication and technology with an agricultural communications concentration, Neosho, Missouri
- Ashley Hanks, animal science with a pre-professional concentration, Dallas, Texas
- Adena Sherry, human development and family sciences with a birth through kindergarten concentration, Rogers
- Laura Wasson, human nutrition and hospitality innovation major with a nutrition concentration, Little Rock
- Taylor Peabody, agricultural business, and human nutrition and dietetics, McKinney, Texas
Dale Bumpers Distinguished Scholars
- Zachary Lancaster (Ph.D.), crop, soil and environmental sciences, Jonesboro
- Rebecca Bruce (M.S.), food science, Anloga, Ghana
- Iris Wormington (Undergraduate Transfer), poultry science, Monett, Missouri
John W. White Outstanding Student
- Emily King, agricultural business and food science, Wichita, Kansas
Spitze Public Policy Legislative Internship Award
- Lance Hewett, agricultural business with a pre-law concentration, Corning
Stanley E. Reed Internship Award
- Katie Gardner, agricultural education, communication and technology with an agricultural communications concentration, and agricultural business, Fayetteville
Departmental outstanding seniors and graduate students
Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
- Taylor Peabody, Senior
- Glory Okpiaifo, M.S.
Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology
- Kylee Sigmon, Senior
- Catherine Dobbins, M.S.
- Bailey Carpenter, Senior
- Ruchita Uttarwar, M.S.
- Eva Wray, Ph.D.
Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences
- Alyssa Ferri, Senior
- Lawson Priess, M.S.
- Zachary Lancaster, Ph.D.
- Hillary Fischer, M.S.
- Emily King, Senior
- Rebecca Bruce, M.S.
- Aubree Hawley, Ph.D.
- Caleb Fischer, Senior
- Tyler Carr, M.S.
- Gehendra Bhattarai, Ph.D.
- Tracy Hawk, M.S.
- Kathryn Haydon, Ph.D.
- Brock Daniels, Senior
- Chelsea Ellington, M.S.
- Bishnu Adhikari, Ph.D.
School of Human Environmental Sciences
- Brogran Stafford, Senior
- India Callahan, M.S.
Caroline Atwell, human nutrition and hospitality innovation; Murphy Aycock, apparel merchandising and product development; Jesse Blanchard, agricultural business; Bailey Carpenter, animal science; Qirui Cui, crop science; Darynne Dahlem, animal science; Erin Davis, animal science; Aubrey Dunteman, food science; Samantha Findley, human nutrition and hospitality innovation, and food science; Kali Fleming, agricultural business; Amy Frank, animal science; Carson Freeman, animal science; Madelaine Giebler, agricultural education, communication and technology; Meredith Hayden, animal science; Holly Henry, poultry science; Sora Imamura, crop science; Kelsey Johnson, animal science; Emily King, agricultural business and food science; Mary Klenke, human nutrition and hospitality innovation; Chuqiao Mai, human nutrition and hospitality innovation, and food science; Jacob Maris, environmental, soil and water science; Natalie Miller, human nutrition and hospitality innovation; Jordan Paris, birth through kindergarten; Mollie Peoples, birth through kindergarten; Taylor Pruitt, agricultural business; Rachel Ranells, animal science; Mersady Redding, animal science, and human nutrition and hospitality innovation; Kylee Sigmon, agricultural business, and agricultural education, communication and technology; Carlie Smith, human development and family science; Lindsey Stone, apparel merchandising and product development; Laura Wasson, human nutrition and hospitality innovation; Katherine Williams, apparel merchandising and product development, and marketing; and Paul Wolf, animal science and crop science.
Kenley Bramall (lead ambassador), Bodie Carter, Gage Dixon, Samantha Findley, Katie Gardner, Taylor Hensley, Hailey Hilfiker, Austin Jacobelli, Anastasia Mills, Casey Morris, Will Morris, Sydney Smith and Josh Tebow.
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. For more information about Bumpers College, visit our website, and follow us on Twitter at @BumpersCollege and Instagram at BumpersCollege.
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 2.7 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.
- Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences
- Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
- Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology
- Department of Animal Science
- Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences
- Entomology Program
- Department of Food Science
- Department of Horticulture
- Plant Pathology Program
- Department of Poultry Science
- Human Environmental Sciences
Robby Edwards, director of communications
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