Bumpers College Names Yearly Academic Award Winners, Recognizes Honors Grads

Yearly academic award winners, top from left: Ian McGregor Gilbert, Hillary Fischer and Bradley B. Borges; bottom: Mesa Bryann Kutz, Anastasia Mills and Caleb Graham Parker (not pictured: Sara Marilyn Gardner).
Tabitha Hudspeth

Yearly academic award winners, top from left: Ian McGregor Gilbert, Hillary Fischer and Bradley B. Borges; bottom: Mesa Bryann Kutz, Anastasia Mills and Caleb Graham Parker (not pictured: Sara Marilyn Gardner).

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Seven students in different majors from U of A's Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences were named winners of annual academic awards.

Ian McGregor Gilbert, a triple-major in animal science, biology and Spanish from Springdale, was named the college's Presidential Scholar.

Hillary Donna Fischer, Bradley B. Borges and Mesa Bryann Kutz were named Dale Bumpers Distinguished Scholars. Fischer, in entomology from Beatrice, Nebraska, is the Ph.D. recipient; Borges, in agricultural and extension education, is the master's degree winner; and Kutz, a double-major in animal science and poultry science from West Fork, is the undergraduate transfer honoree.

Anastasia Mills, a double-major in food science and music from Benton, is the John W. White Outstanding Student Award winner.

Sara Marilyn Gardner, an agricultural business major from Fayetteville, was named winner of the Spitze Public Policy Legislative Internship Award.

Caleb Graham Parker, an agricultural education, communication and technology major from Carlisle, earned the Stanley E. Reed Internship Award.

Bumpers College also recognized this year's honors graduates:

  • Gabrielle Abbott, animal science
  • Bentonville; Gabriel Apple, animal science, Yellville
  • Rachel Barry, agricultural business, Belton, Missouri
  • Lauren Bouvier, apparel merchandising and product development, Dallas
  • Rebecca Bowie, food science, Magnolia, Texas
  • Julia Carlson, human nutrition and dietetics, Lee's Summit, Missouri
  • Kaylee Chambers, animal science, Russellville
  • Rhiannon De La Rosa, horticulture, Burlington, Iowa
  • Sara Fanous, human development and family sciences, Overland Park, Kansas
  • Emma Friemel, human development and family sciences, Allen, Texas
  • Caroline Ganoung, human nutrition and family sciences, Farmington
  • Hailey Hilfiker, animal science, Piggott
  • Jennifer Hoover, animal science, Magnolia;
  • Olivia Jones, animal science, Dyersburg, Tennessee
  • Sophia Landers, animal science, Little Rock
  • Srusti Maddala, environmental, soil and water science, Springdale
  • Brady Martin, animal science, Texarkana, Arkansas
  • Anastasia Mills, food science, Benton
  • Clayton Parker, agricultural business, Carlisle
  • Taylor Peabody, agricultural business, and human nutrition and dietetics, McKinney, Texas
  • Alexa Peterson, apparel merchandising and product development, Little Elm, Texas
  • Bailey Riggs, agricultural business, Bergman
  • Sterling Smith, apparel merchandising and product development, Rogers
  • Victoria Tarkington, animal science, Beebe
  • Abigail Taylor, agricultural education, communication and technology, Wickers
  • Guillermo Tellez, poultry science, Fayetteville
  • Hunter Usdrowski, animal science, Hot Springs
  • Grace Vehige, agricultural education, communication and technology, Billings, Missouri
  • Kalie Ward, animal science, Conway
  • Maryrose Warren, animal science, Fayetteville
  • Jessica Wesson, agricultural education, communication and technology, Searcy
  • Emma Williams, animal science, Dallas.

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.

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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