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NDSU College names Top 10 seniors, honors others

Posted on 5/7/2018

The NDSU College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources named its Top 10 seniors and presented other awards at the banquet that concluded NDSU Ag Week.

The Top 10 seniors are:

Ryan Callahan, microbiology, Pierre, South Dakota

Ann Denk, agricultural economics, Mondovi, Wisconsin

Chris Eggen, crop and weed sciences, West Fargo, North Dakota

Alex Fellbaum, animal science and agricultural economics, Swanville, Minnesota

Bailey Hawbaker, agriculture economics and agriculture education, Portal, North Dakota

Megan Jones, crop and weed science, Bowdon, North Dakota

Kaci Levorsen,agricultural economics and marketing, Elgin, North Dakota

Jessi Subart, animal science, Rock Lake, North Dakota

Emily Trzpuc, animal science, Kathryn, North Dakota

Abigail Zikmund, microbiology, Pisek, North Dakota

The students were selected through an application process based on leadership and community service; honors, awards and recognitions; work experience or internships; and additional noteworthy experiences, activities or accomplishments.

"The college's Top 10 seniors are always testimony to the fact that there are many unique ways to be an outstanding student," said David S. Buchanan, associate dean for academic programs. "Each of them has demonstrated excellence, but their stories are all different."

In addition, faculty and staff honored were:

George Washington Award to a faculty member who puts agriculture first and foremost on campus and on a global scale: William Wilson, agribusiness and applied economics

Open Door Award to a faculty member whose door is always open to students: Edward Deckard, plant sciences

Owl Award to a faculty member whose classes are beneficial, challenging and fun: Loren Baranko, animal sciences

Golden Bison Award to a faculty or staff member who has made great contributions to NDSU agriculture throughout their careers: Shelly Swandal, agribusiness and applied economics

Herd Award to a faculty member who wholeheartedly believes students come first through academic or organization advising: Erik Hansen, agricultural and applied economics


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