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 recent recipients are given below.

2017 Awardees

2017 Biology Department Awardees and Faculty
Pictured above (from left to right): Dr. Maria Santisteban, Dr. Velinda Woriax, David Pedersen, Sarah Locklear, Ashley Lytle, Tenita Jacobs, Dr. Mary Ash, Rebecca Ozment, Ashley Allen, Dr. Rita Hagevik, and Dr. Jeff Frederick (Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences)

Ashley Allen and Dr. Rita Hagevik Rebecca Ozment and Dr. Mary Ash 

 Ashley Lytle and Dr. Velinda Woriax Sarah Locklear and Dr. Velinda Woriax
Tenita Jacobs and Dr. Maria SantistebanDavid Pedersen and Dr. Velinda Woriax
Hannah Swartz
Paired photographs above top: 1) Ashley Allen and Dr. Rita Hagevik, 2) Rebecca Ozment and Dr. Mary Ash; middle: 3) Ashley Lytle and Dr. Velinda Woriax, 4) Sarah Locklear and Dr. Velinda Woriax; bottom: 5) Tenita Jacobs and Dr. Maria Santisteban, and 6) David Pedersen and Dr. Velinda Woriax
Single photograph: Hannah Swartz 

Tonya Locklear and Dr. Mary Ann Jacobs
Above: Tonya Locklear (Administrative Assistant for Biology Department) receives Jane C. Oxendine Scholarship (American Indian Studies)

(Photographs are courtesy of Willis Glassgow, University Photographer)

  • Biology Faculty GPA Award: David Pedersen
  • Biology Club Award: Tenita Jacobs
  • Robert Britt Award: Ashley Lytle
  • Environmental Science Award: Hannah Swartz
  • Environmental Science Sustainable Agriculture Award: Julia Sampson (not pictured above)
  • Lumber River EMC Award: Sarah Locklear
  • Science Education Outstanding Undergraduate Award: Rebecca Ozment
  • Science Education Outstanding Graduate Award: Ashley Allen

Archives of Student Awards (2009-2016)

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.

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