CFAES recognizes outstanding students, supporters

CFAES held its 2015 Recognition Banquet on April 16 in the Ohio Union in Columbus. The event was a celebration of the outstanding accomplishments of the college’s students, student groups, faculty and supporters. It was dedicated to the late Raymond A. Miller, who was CFAES’s assistant dean for academic affairs, and his wife, Linda Miller.

We congratulate the winners of the following awards, which were presented during the evening:

Top 20 Outstanding Seniors

  • Caitlyn Black, Culinary Science
  • Joey Brown, Animal Science
  • Brandon Colby, Animal Science
  • Katherine Dowling, accepted into Veterinary Medicine
  • Seth Erwin, Agribusiness and Applied Economics
  • Kelly Frager, Agricultural Communication
  • Amanda Haines, Agribusiness and Applied Economics
  • Hillary Hall, Food Science and Technology
  • Natalie Jercak, Animal Science
  • Michelle King, Community Leadership
  • Kade Louiso, Sustainable Plant Systems
  • Megan Moorman, Agricultural Education
  • Caitlyn Mullins, Meat Science
  • Megan Parsley, Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife
  • Samantha Parsons, veterinary school in fall 2016
  • Sarah Peterson, Agribusiness and Applied Economics
  • Stacie Seger, Agricultural Communication
  • Kayla Starlin, Agribusiness and Applied Economics
  • Samantha Ward, Food Science and Technology
  • Erin Williams, Agricultural Communication

Jill A. Pfister Outstanding First Year Student 

  • Ashley Rose, dual major, Community Leadership and Animal Sciences
  • Marina Sweet, Animal Sciences

Ray A. Miller Council Scholarship

  • Jordan Bonham, Agricultural Communication
  • Joey Brown, Animal Sciences, B.S. in Nutrition

Lee Johnston Leadership Award

  • Alissa Finke, Environmental Sciences
  • Megan Fuerst, Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability

Academic Mentor Award

  • Maurice Eastridge, Department of Animal Sciences

Rodney F. Plimpton Outstanding Teacher Award

  • Monica Giusti, Department of Food Science and Technology

New Activity Award

  • Collegiate Cattlewomen’s Club of Ohio State

Gamma Sigma Delta Scholarship

  • Caitlyn Mullins, Meat Science

Towers Faculty Award

  • Mary Maloney, director, Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens

Outstanding Student Employee

  • Rebecca Mellino, Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability
  • Alyssa Lamb, Agribusiness and Applied Economics

CFAES Internship Award

  • Natalia Jurcak, Animal Sciences
  • Kelly Fager, Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership
  • Jessica Stacy, Horticulture and Crop Science
  • Olimpia Ferguson, Entomology
  • Ryan Riddle, Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Kayla Starlin, Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics

Outstanding Service to Students

  • Maurice Eastridge, professor, Department of Animal Sciences
  • David Hahn, professor emeritus, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics

Meritorious Service to Students

  • Ron Harris, former executive vice president of Nabisco
  • Natalie Bumgarner, horticulturist, Crop King

Ed Johnson Outstanding Student Organization

  • Buckeye Dairy Club