The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences held its 2014 recognition banquet on Thursday evening.
The annual event served as a time for outgoing seniors to say their final goodbyes to classmates and staff before graduation along with introducing newcomers to the wide scope of career paths and focuses the college has to offer.
“This is a night to honor those who have served the university and made an impact on everyone in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences,” said Stacie Seger, a junior majoring in Agricultural Communications from Fort Loramie. “Although this event will only last for a few hours, the impact left behind from all of your work and dedication will last forever.”
“Own the Night” was the theme of this year’s banquet and the formal event, held at the Ohio Union, recognized students and organizations throughout the college that had gone above and beyond in the past year.
The following is a list of the awards and their recipients for the night:
Banquet Dedication: Dr. Jill Pfister, former assistant dean of Academic Affairs
Agricultural Technical Institute Outstanding Students: Camille Auck, Alyssa Funkhouser, Emily Henceroth, Sarah Kovar, Eli Mickle
Plimpton Teaching Award: Dr. Brian Lower, assistant professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources and Dr. Tom Mitchell, associate professor in the Department of Plant Pathology
Outstanding First Year Student Scholarships: Lauren Corry and Megan Harris
Outstanding Student Employee: Megan Moorman, junior studying Agriscience Education
Outstanding Service to Students: Dr. Mike Ellis, professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and Renee Johnston, academic program manager in the School of Environment and Natural Resources
Lee Johnston Memorial Scholarship: Rachel Hefflinger, senior majoring in Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife
Outstanding Academic Mentoring Award: Dr. Henry Zerby, professor in the Department of Animal Sciences
CFAES Internship Award: Samantha Ward – interned with Campbell’s Soup Company, Ellen S. Gilliland – interned with Rural Media Group/RFD-TV, Elizabeth Roche – interned with Bonello Lab, Kristy Klingenberg – interned with National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
Ray A. Miller Council Scholarship: Amanda Prickett, majoring in Animal Sciences
Towers Faculty Award: Dr. Pat Whittington, assistant dean of Student Development
Outstanding New Activity Award: Collegiate Young Farmers – Farm to Fork Food Dialogues
Gamma Sigma Delta Scholarship: Mike Hannewald
Meritorious Service to Students Award: Dale Leppo – Leppo Equipment, Tom Katen – Cargill Ingredients
Ed Johnson Outstanding Student Organization: Saddle and Sirloin