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Science Students Honored During Convocation

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The College of Natural and Health Sciences honored outstanding students at the annual awards convocation this afternoon.

Top students in biology, fisheries and wildlife biology, chemistry and geology were recognized at the ceremony in McEver Hall.

Here is a list of other awards given during the ceremony:

  • Most Outstanding Biology Students – Jake Smith, Kirk West
  • Biological Sciences Senior Fellows – Jake Smith, Katrina Piccado
  • E. E. Hudson Scholarship – Amber Acord
  • Arkansas Space Grant Consortium – Suong Nguyen, Amber Acord, Cora Housley and Mariah Small
  • Most Outstanding Wildlife Student – Sim Barrow
  • Rip Collins Memorial Scholarship – Daniel Cooper
  • Most Outstanding Fisheries Student – Lacey Gurien
  • Lake Dardanelle Big Bass Scholarships – Wil Hafner
  • Caddis Fly Fishers Scholarship – Wil Hafner
  • Geology Alumni Academic Scholarship Awards – Zachary W. Freeman, Justin A. Looper and Brock E. Langford
  • Fort Smith Geological Society Scholarship – Molly B. Pattullo
  • Most Outstanding Geology Senior – Christopher S. Marlow
  • CRC Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award – Summer Laffoon
  • American Chemical Society Analytical Chemistry Achievement Award – Baltazar Lemus
  • Chemistry Senior Fellowship – Devon Dodd
  • Dr. David R. Matayo Most Outstanding Chemistry Student Award – Josh Trujillo
  • Physics Senior Fellowships – Dacen Waters and Jesse Christensen
  • Most Outstanding Physics Student Award – Dacen Waters
  • Outstanding Physics Senior – Joy Counts

Dr. Jeff Robertson extended thanks and appreciation for all of the students’ hard work and dedication, as did several other professors in attendance.