Biology

Student Awards

Each year the Department of Biology bestows awards to several of its most outstanding students. Descriptions of the awards and photographs of some recent recipients are given below.


2014
Science Education Winners

Indya EvansScience Education Group PhotoDavid Wimert
(Pictured above left: Indya Evans, undergraduate winner; middle: Dr. Martin Farley, David Wimert, Dr. David Zeigler, Indya Evans, Dr. Rita Hagevik, and Prof. Mary Ash; right: David Wimert, graduate winner; Photos courtesy of Corinne Jordan)

2012 Winners (Photos courtesy of Leon Jernigan)

Photo of Dr. David Zeigler, Andrew Sutton, and Anna Sanford Photo of Prof. Mary Ash and Sarah Lineberger*Photo of Dr. Rita Hagevik, Tiffany Dial, and Prof. Mary Ash

2011 Winners (Photos courtesy of Leon Jernigan)

Photo of Department's 2011 Student Award Recipients Photo of Marisol Santisteban and Jacqueline Guerrero Photo of David Zeigler and Stephanie Edwards

2010 Winners

Photo of Student Recipient of 2010 Biology Awards Photo of Matt Bublitz and David Zeigler Photo of Sapphire Liu and Robert Poage

2009 Winners (center photo: Eleanor & James Ebert)

Photo of Student Recipient of the 2009 Biology AwardsPhoto of Eleanor and James Ebert and Michelle PottsPhoto of David Zeigler and Diana Gentry

Award Descriptions:

1. Robert Britt Award is given to a biology/environmental science student with an exceptional interest in the plant sciences. The cash award varies but can be as much as $500.

2. James Ebert Award is given to a biology/environmental science student with an exceptional interest in ecology.  The cash award is $250.

3. Biology Faculty Award is given to a junior who has an outstanding GPA and who is majoring in biology or environmental science. The cash award is $200.

4. Biology Club Award is given to an outstanding member of the Club. The cash award is $100.

5. Science Education Award is given to a student who demonstrates outstanding leadership or achievement in science education. The award is contingent upon GPA.

6. Ecology/Environmental Science Award is given to a biology/environmental science student who demonstrates exceptional interest in ecology. Anonymous donor.

2014    

  • Robert Britt Award: Jarrett Oxendine
  • Biology Faculty Award: Marcus Sherman
  • Environmental Science Award: Tyler Porritt
  • Science Education Outstanding Undergraduate Award:
    Indya Evans
  • Science Education Outstanding Graduate Award:
    David Wimert
  • Sustainable Agriculture: Mark Anderson

2013

  • Biology Faculty Award: Brittany Williams
  • Biology Club Most Active Member: Davon Goodwin
  • Outstanding Leadership & Service in Plant Science: Davon Goodwin
  • Science Education Outstanding Undergraduate Award:
    Emily Gabzdyl
  • Science Education Outstanding Graduate Award:
    Marajo Kellihan

2012

Photo of Dr. David Zeigler

Dr. David Zeigler, Department Chair, presents the 2012 awards (24 April 2012)

  • Robert Britt Award: Andrew Sutton
  • Ecology Award: Fred Booth
  • Biology Faculty Award: Jungeun Sung
  • Biology Club Most Active Member: Anna Sanford
  • Science Education Outstanding Undergraduate Award:
    Sarah Lineberger
  • Science Education Outstanding Graduate Award:
    Tiffany Dial

2011

  • Robert Britt Award: Stephanie Edwards
  • Ecology Award: Fred Booth
  • Biology Faculty Award: David Renan
  • Biology Club Most Active Member: Jacqueline Guerrero
  • Bio Club Most Outstanding Academic Performance: David Renan

2010

2009

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